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AUTISM & LAW ENFORCEMENT
Mental Health Training with the Houston Police Department
For people with autism, learning to interact with first responders is critical. On the other hand, it is just as essential for first responders to understand autism and be prepared to respond effectively and safely to situations that arise involving individuals on the spectrum.
To help better serve our community in Houston, we offer trainings/seminars to local law enforcement agencies and other organizations who are seeking to become more familiar with what autism is and what to do when they encounter someone in the community who is on the spectrum.
If you'd like to schedule a training for your local department or organization, please email us.
ABA THERAPY CLINIC IN THE HEART OF HOUSTON, TX
We have opened our first clinical facility in the heart of Houston. Minutes away from the 610 Loop, Hwy. 90, NRG and The Medical Center, our facility offers ABA therapy services, social skills group and Before & After Care for those needing extended hours.
Schedule your appointment today!
We are located at 10830 Craighead Dr. Houston, TX 77025.
WHAT IS VERBAL BEHAVIOR?
Verbal Behavior (VB) is a method of teaching language that focuses on the idea that a meaning of a word is found in their functions. VB also capitalizes on the child’s own motivation, teaching the child to communicate for what he desires. This ability to mand may reduce problematic behavior that functioned as a means for obtaining the desired item.
Verbal Behavior is great to combine with other methods such as Discrete Trial Training (DTT) or Natural Environment Training (NET) as it may contribute to acquiring a more complete language repertoire (Sundberg & Michael, 2001).
Children need the functional skills across the verbal operants to increase verbal behavior, particularly in environments with their peers (Sundberg & Michael, 2001). A child without strong intraverbal skills may not interact appropriately in response to their peers’ verbal behavior, which may weaken further interactions.
Sundberg, M. L., Michael, J. (2001). The benefits of Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior for children with autism. Behavior Modification, 25(5), 698 - 724