Concept ConnectionsDoes Your Family Deserve the Best ABA/Autism Therapy?
If you believe your child or family member deserves the highest-quality ABA therapy (in clinic or at home), we agree. That’s why we offer the area’s top ABA therapy — plus real hope for long term success! Concept-Connections serves DFW families overcoming autism and other developmental/social challenges. We are based here in North Texas, and our leadership knows first-hand the daily challenges you face. Our staff includes the most top-credentialed therapists. Whether you have a new diagnosis or are experienced and need a better option, Concept-Connections can help. Try our free consultation to see the difference. Tell us about your family member or child now to get started.
Local ownership & leadership
Our company is based in Texas, founded by parents who understand what you face every day. Unlike providers managed by large out-of-state corporations, Concept-Connection’s mission will never change. Your child will receive personal attention from a team of experienced ABA therapists with highest level qualifications.
- Convenient in home services plus 3 Clinic locations (Frisco, Plano, & Fort Worth)
- Life Skills Center In Plano
- Most major insurance accepted (Medicare & Medicaid not accepted)
- Highest Therapist Certifications (BCBAs) … No temps or trainees
At Concept Connections we take a holistic approach to behavioral health treatment. By collaborating with parents, therapists, schools & districts, and other therapeutic paradigms we are able to offer assistance where you need us the most. By concentrating on the individual as a whole we guide and prepare them for their life.
We focus on teaching the child how to learn from the natural environment, relate to others, and regulate and express their thoughts and emotions. By centering on these foundational skills, we encourage and facilitate meaningful connections with family and community.
From Our Director
” My favorite part of my work is personally getting to know each client and family, being a part of a passionate and dedicated team of a people, and helping others to lead more meaningful, fulfilling lives. I am passionate about the field of autism and A.S.D. is personal to me with three family members on the spectrum. “
How We Help You & Your Child
In Home Therapy
We are happy to provide in home support – we offer exceptional, individualized treatment plans delivered by our highly trained therapists. We offer a range of plans from comprehensive (26-40 hours per week) to more focused (4-25 hours per week). We have extensive experience with all age groups and levels of need. Our collaborative spirit helps us develop unique and effective treatments.
Inclusion Support & Shadowing
We know that integration is key for school preparedness. In order to start down this path, we are now offering behavior support in fully integrated environments. To achieve success, we utilize shadows to facilitate social interactions and work on targeted behavioral goals. We also have trained shadows who are available to offer support at your preferred private school or daycare.
In keeping with our holistic approach, we expand our therapy past the home and classroom and into the unpredictability of the real world. To aid in generalization and safety we implement treatment in the community that focuses on awareness and appropriate behavior with strangers, appropriate manners and etiquette, and independence. Going beyond the home and classroom is our difference.
Many Locations to Serve You
We have partnered with over 20 schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and the Greater Houston Area and are still growing! Please call for a list of available schools or to see if we can add your school today!
We offer 1:1 ABA/VB therapy and small group programs in our centers. Group programs are offered Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-2:00pm for preschool to high school aged children. All center services are supervised by a BCBA and an Educational Diagnostician. Treatment plans are created based on the needs of each individual and adjusted as those needs change. We focus on language and conversational skills, hands on learning in the natural environment, development of play and leisure skills, remediation of socially inappropriate behaviors. Academic Evaluations available.
Adolescent & Adult Services
The onset of adolescence often brings about changes in maturity, behavior, and cognition. This can be a time of re-evaluation needs and goals. We offer support to teenagers and adults on the spectrum, at home, at school, in the community and residential settings. We strive to foster independence, self advocacy, and relationships with peers.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991).
Socially Significant Behaviors
“Socially significant behaviors” include reading, academics, social skills, communication, and adaptive living skills. Adaptive living skills include gross and fine motor skills, eating and food preparation, toileting, dressing, personal self-care, domestic skills, time and punctuality, money and value, home and community orientation, and work skills.
ABA methods are used to support persons with autism in at least six ways:
- to increase behaviors (e.g. reinforcement procedures increase on-task behavior, or social interactions);
- to teach new skills (e.g., systematic instruction and reinforcement procedures teach functional life skills, communication skills, or social skills);
- to maintain behaviors (e.g., teaching self-control and self-monitoring procedures to maintain and generalize social skills);
- to generalize or to transfer behavior from one situation or response to another (e.g., from completing assignments in the resource room to performing as well in the mainstream classroom);
- to restrict or narrow conditions under which interfering behaviors occur (e.g., modifying the learning environment); and
- to reduce interfering behaviors (e.g., self-injury or stereotypy).
ABA is an objective discipline. ABA focuses on the reliable measurement and objective evaluation of observable behavior.
Reliable measurement requires that behaviors are defined objectively. Vague terms such as anger, depression, aggression or tantrums are redefined in observable and quantifiable terms, so their frequency, duration or other measurable properties can be directly recorded (Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991). For example, a goal to reduce a child’s aggressive behavior might define “aggression” as: “attempts, episodes or occurrences (each separated by 10 seconds) of biting, scratching, pinching or pulling hair.” “Initiating social interaction with peers” might be defined as: “looking at classmate and verbalizing an appropriate greeting.”
Get In Touch
6814 Lebanon Rd, Frisco TX 75034
1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano TX 75075
4201 Bridgeview Dr. Fort Worth TX 76109
Phone: 844-4DFWABA (844-433-9222)
In-home services available throughout DFW.