Autism Services and Behavior Therapy

At The Shape of Behavior, we understand how much the little things matter. It is our mission to provide treatment based on empirically validated ABA principles and shape behavior by celebrating small, everyday successes. The Shape provides applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavioral services and autism therapy. Not only do we work to help improve the quality of life for the children and families we serve, but we also conduct research in order to support and advance the field of behavior analysis.

Established and Unique

Since we opened our doors, our approach has always been unique, emphasizing both structured and naturalistic teaching strategies, inclusion and shaping. Our founding professionals have degrees in behavior analysis (ABA) and have been leading the way for full-time ABA clinics for over 18 years in Texas and other states. Because we evolve with our science, The Shape is committed to using the continual monitoring and shaping of our behavior analytic strategies and methods for success. We work hard to make sure our clients have the best behavioral services and autism therapy on the market today.


 


Shaping Possibilities through ABA

The Shape does everything through shaping including improving its business model, training, supervision and service delivery through the principles of behavior analysis. Over the past decade, we have successfully replicated our systematic approach many times. When you are part of The Shape family, you can be confident that we will continue to shape possibilities for your family and loved ones.

Recent Articles

Pleasing the Picky Eater

Picky eating is a prevalent problem for children with developmental disorders (DDs) (Silbaugh et al., 2016). The lack of nutrients and energy resulting from a picky diet can add additional complexities to their life and treatment. The "picky" variable takes many forms. The color, brand, texture, or taste may contribute to a child's selection of food (i.e., a child will only eat foods of a specific color or of a specific brand). Others will eat a variety of foods but will only consume small amounts of food or drinks.

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Ready, Set, Potty Time!
Toilet training is considered a pivotal skill for young children to master. Toilet training based on positive reinforcement can be an enjoyable experience for children with autism. This milestone allows individuals to participate in community activities and decreases a number of negative consequences that may occur (i.e. diminished personal hygiene, stigmatism, physical discomfort) (Cicero, et.al, 2002). Thus, it is an important skill to teach.
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