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), health and behavior intervention (HBI), behavior medicine, 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 15 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 and HBI

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.

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Teaching Self-Protection Skills to Individuals with Autism

One of the most important skills to teach any child is the ability to protect themselves. There are definitely some scary statistics about how often people with disabilities are taken advantage of or abused. I don't want to dwell on those statistics, instead I want to talk about how we can teach skills that will help people with disabilities keep themselves safe.

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ABCs, Aggression & Developmental Disabilities

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