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What About School?

All children in the state of Texas with an ASD diagnosis are excused from public school to attend ABA therapy with a school excuse note from the clinic.


Two to Ten Years: Developmental Trajectories of Joint Attention in Children With ASD Who Received Targeted Social Communication Interventions.

Autism Research:

Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 207-215, Amanda C. Gulsrud, Gerhard S. Hellemann, Stephanny F.N Freeman and Connie Kasari

Article first published online: 18 FEB 2014, DOI: 10.1002/aur.1360

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD). Retrieved July 8, 2014, from

Should I Continue Supplemental Therapies?

Grand Oak Academy’s comprehensive program will cover the skill sets other therapies such as speech and occupational/physical therapy will cover. We do not recommend one way or the other as this is the families’ decision on whether to continue supplemental therapies. If you choose to continue supplemental therapies we encourage communication between all therapists to ensure continuity.

Will My Insurance Pay For This Treatment?

Yes, most major insurance companies will offer ABA coverage for those children who have an ASD diagnosis. Every plan is different and we can verify your insurance coverage for you.

What Are The Credentials of ABA staff?

All Grand Oak Academy employees are credentialed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the international governing body of behavior analysts, or they are pursuing BACB credentials.

BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)-therapist must complete a master’s degree, 1500 hours of supervised experience, and pass an exam

BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst)-therapist must complete a bachelor’s degree, 1000 hours of supervised experience, and pass an exam

RBT (Registered Behavior Technician)-therapist must have a high school diploma, complete 40 hour training course with BCBA supervision, and pass an exam.

What Behavior Intervention Techniques Can I Expect To Be Used?

Grand Oak Academy follows the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s code of Ethics which states that positive reinforcement will always be the first form of intervention. We do not use nor condone any harmful punishment techniques. All behavioral interventions are implemented by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) under the direction of a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). LBAs will use a variety of differential reinforcement procedures to reduce maladaptive behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors such as attending, communication, and self-help skills. All procedures used are proven to be effective through evidence-based research.

What is the Best Age to start Applied Behavior Analysis?

Research shows that the earlier the intervention begins the better the results. The greatest gains are made with children who start intervention prior to their 5th birthday. However, behavioral interventions have been shown to be effective for all individuals with autism, regardless of age. It is never too late or too early to begin making progress.