Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Services
Programs and Services
Center Based Services
We offer both one-on-one and group Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy teaching formats at the Houston-Lantrip Center in Abilene, Texas.
ABA therapy is a very individualized programming approach to autism treatment. Depending upon what is most beneficial and appropriate for clients, we offer both one-on-one therapy sessions, and small group-based teaching environments. This includes skill-based assessments conducted by an experienced BCBA in domains of language skills, socialization, challenging behaviors, academic and daily living skills to help your child function independently and effectively.
Programming for in-home autism spectrum services includes supervised technician’s coming into the home setting, or community area, to work one-on-one with your child. Clients generally receive in-home therapy to promote generalization of skills. In addition, caregivers receive individualized training on effective procedures and how to continually utilize these procedures.
If you’re interested in working for us, you can see open behavior technician jobs here.
To effectively understand why certain behaviors, occur and others do not, we must first understand the “how” and “why” of human behavior. Understanding these components from a functional and evidence-based viewpoint is vital to treatment programming that has the best probability of success. ABA is the scientific discipline that systematically analyzes the environmental contingencies responsible for behaviors. ABA is generally defined as the process of applying behavioral principles to change specific behaviors and simultaneously evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention through direct observation and teaching trials data. ABA emphasizes both prevention and remediation of problem behavior. Significant attention is given to the antecedent conditions and consequences that elicit and maintain behavior. This analysis guides our teaching and allows us to plan programs that are specific to the needs of each client.
Over the past 40 years, an extensive body of literature has documented the successful use of ABA-based procedures to reduce problem behavior and increase appropriate skills for individuals identified with autism spectrum disorders, related exceptionalities, as well as behavioral excesses and deficits which may be troublesome to the individual. There are numerous national and state legislation in support of ABA based services, with international collaborative reports stating that ABA principles have the most significant and convincing empirical efficacy and support for the treatment of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorders.
Our Scope of Specialties
- Functional Communication Development
- Play & Socialization
- Weakening Challenging Behaviors
- Teaching and Strengthening Pro-social Behaviors
- Adaptive Living Skills
- Pre-requisites to Academic Skills
- Academic Skills
- 1:1 Ratio of Client to Therapist to Maximize Learning
- Developmentally Sequenced Assessments and Programming
- Regularly Scheduled Progress Meetings
- Research-Based Approach
- Qualified, Certified, and Licensed Staff
- BCBA, BCaBA, RBT
- Fill out our online application, and insurance form, and turn them in with your Doctor’s referral.
- We verify benefits and get authorization for the evaluation hours from your insurance.
- Schedule an assessment.
- We will complete the evaluation report and write a treatment plan based upon the assessment, observed needs, and information from intake – up to 1 week may be needed for a complete report.
- Caregiver meeting to review report, recommendations and therapy schedule.
- We will then submit the agreed upon report to insurance for authorization for therapy.
- Begin therapy services!
Registration coming soon
Rachel Goulet is the Clinical Operations Manager for the Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from McMurry University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Hardin-Simmons University. Prior to coming to HSU and the HLC, Mrs. Goulet spent several years as an expense and revenue analyst for the largest division of a heavy machinery company. She has been at Hardin-Simmons University in various roles since 2016. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Ashley Alwine is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Lead Behavior Analyst at the Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning. Ashley joined our clinic in January of 2022. Prior to this, she was the Clinic Operations Director and BCBA of an autism clinic in San Angelo for two years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Angelo State University. She became a BCBA in May 2019. She loves working with children and strives to help each child achieve their highest potential possible. She also enjoys teaching parents evidence-based procedures they can use at home with their children. Outside of work, she is blessed to have been married to her best friend and have five beautiful children. She enjoys spending her time camping, hiking, playing sports, and reading.
Brittiany Kirk is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician at the Houston-Lantrip Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Child Development from the University of Texas at Dallas and a master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Hardin-Simmons University. Brittiany has been passionate about working with children for almost two decades. She has experience in many environments such as various special needs camps, home, community, and center experiences. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of these very special children. Brittiany is extremely dedicated and passionate about seeing the daily progress made with the children that she works with and has experienced great success, using her exceptional play skills with the children that she works with each day.
Elisabeth (Elly) Green is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician at the Houston-Lantrip Center and has developed a passion for working with the kids we serve. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Being able to change the lives of others by expanding social skills in individuals with Autism and challenging behaviors has truly changed her perspective on life. She is a committed RBT and strives to provide both kids and families with the best ethical and functional ABA care.
Jordan Hammonds is the Lead Receptionist, as well as a Registered Behavior Technician, for the Houston-Lantrip Center. Jordan has been with the Center since before its official opening in 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hardin-Simmons University. Jordan has a passion for serving the families and children of our clinic and providing exceptional support to them. In her free time, Jordan enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and playing disc golf.
Seth Myers is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician for the Houston-Lantrip Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Hardin-Simmons University and is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Special Education with an emphasis in ABA, also from HSU. He admittedly enjoys his time spent at the Center and with his hard-working colleagues. Seth strives to lead by example in keeping an upbeat spirit in his work and loves the field of ABA because it lends to his helping nature. He looks forward to continued growth opportunities in this field. In his free time, Seth is a musician and enjoys playing drums for many local bands of various genres.
Rebekah Perran is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician and has been at the HLC serving our clients diligently since early 2021. She helps to lead the summer skills program as well as volunteer at other community outreach activities. Rebekah graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science with an Athletic Training emphasis in May of 2020. She is also part of the master’s in Special Education with an ABA Emphasis cohort at HSU slated to graduate Spring of 2023. Rebekah has spent much time learning from our BCBA and she is excited to take what she has learned and continue to apply it.
Haleigh Smith is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician. She has been with the Houston-Lantrip Center since 2021. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. Haleigh has a bubbly personality and always strives for success for herself and her clients. She looks forward to working with families and seeing success in their lives. In her free time, she enjoys teaching dance, playing with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.