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What is ABA and how can I get it in Rusk Texas

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is a scientific approach used to help people, particularly children with autism, learn and develop new skills- and It focuses on using positive reinforcement to encourage desired behaviors and modify challenging ones.

Here's a breakdown of ABA therapy:

  • Goals: Improve social skills, communication, daily living skills, and reduce problematic behaviors.

  • Methods: ABA therapy uses a variety of techniques based on understanding how people learn. It typically involves breaking down skills into small steps, providing positive reinforcement for desired behaviors, and teaching in a structured and consistent way.

  • Benefits: Studies have shown ABA therapy to be effective in improving a variety of skills in children with autism

  • Considerations: ABA therapy can be intensive and time-consuming. Some people with autism or their caregivers have criticized ABA therapy for being overly rigid or not allowing for expression of natural autistic traits.

If you're considering ABA therapy for yourself or someone you know, it's important to discuss it with a healthcare professional to see if it's the right fit.

Why we are Natural Environment & Play-based

WHY WE CHOOSE A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, PLAY-BASED MODEL: Not all ABA is created equal… we chose a home-like environment for TAG because we believe it reduces anxiety, makes learning more fluid, and better allows kids to be kids. The play-based model captures a child’s natural interests and utilizes child-led reinforcers to teach new skills and makes learning fun, while building relationships.

Research suggests that almost half of children receiving intensive ABA therapy will achieve typical intellectual and educational functioning and up to 90% show substantial improvement when coupled with early intervention.

TAG is committed to bringing more resources to east Texas families including our play-based ABA center in Nacogdoches, as well as support for parents and siblings, diagnostic resources and fostering community education and understanding. 


If you are interested in more information please reach out! We would love to hear from you! 

Call us at 936-681-0165 or reach out below.

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Lets Play!

At TAG we believe that all children learn best through play. So we play A LOT! Reach out to set up a free consultation to see it in action! 

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