FOCUS Behavioral Associates is making a major impact in the Central Texas area. FOCUS has received 2 awards from the Baylor Texas Family Business. In 2015, they were the first to receive the Young/New Business Award, a new category for businesses less than five years old but who are prime examples of outstanding family firms who demonstrate a commitment to serving their community, industry and employees. In 2016, they received the Small Business Award. Why? Simply put: FOCUS cares.
FOCUS is a privately-owned therapy center in Central Texas that is focused on applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. Their registered therapists work with a variety of clients (ages 2 to adults) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other common behavior diagnoses. Each customized therapy option is designed to treat and enhance a client’s life by providing the necessary tools to improve their communication, social, executive functioning and self-help skills. Furthermore, each of FOCUS’ registered behavior therapists have an extensive background in ABA therapy and receives continual training in ABA practices. All therapy programs provided by our team are supervised by a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).
FOCUS’ Intervention Programs are committed to provide the best opportunity to overcome as many of a child’s challenges. Applied Behavior Analysis has a proven track record of producing meaningful, life long, developmental growth in the children served. By providing flexible scheduling options, small therapist to client ratios, and skilled staff, FOCUS is able to tailor programs to a child’s unique needs while providing the frequency, oversight, and quality care their clients deserve and expect.
FOCUS offers several specialized programs:
FOCUS goes beyond the walls of their facility by offering community and home-based services. The same specialized programs can be applied to your child’s therapy. With a targeted environment in the home or community (Mother’s Day Out, Daycare, or Job Site, etc), FOCUS can help your child develop skills by using items or circumstances that would occur on a regular basis.
In addition, FOCUS offers school districts in the Central Texas area immediate behavior support services through our Educational Support Services. Our highly trained, professional supervisors and registered behavior therapists collaborate with school staff members to help students find success in the classroom. Utilizing research-based ABA methods, FOCUS identifies the function(s) and the root cause(s) of the behavior(s) and, then, develops group-wide and individual behavior support interventions.
The FOCUS facility is over 18,000 square feet and has many new features that will provide clients added benefits. It features outdoor and indoor playgrounds, centers rooms, motor room, a daily life room with apartment-like features such as a laundry center, a kitchen, and bedroom. These features will offer our transition clients the opportunity to learn self-help skills as necessary for independent living.