Our center is open from 8:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday for ABA services. Intensive teaching rotations paired with plans for generalization are implemented through specific generalization rotations that are incorporated throughout the child's day. Emphasis is placed on providing a school-like setting which was developed by a behavior analyst whom was also an educator.
In home therapy sessions are offered for a maximum of 25% of authorized hours. Depending on the location determines whether or not in-home services are provided. In home therapy sessions require a supply list to be obtained at the cost of the parent/guardian. This includes providing program materials, therapist materials, and an environmental set up that is included in the parent handbook.
Social Skills Groups are an option for clients whom may need intervention for socialization, peer interaction, age appropriate play, and whom intensive intervention may not be appropriate. This program is scheduled Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-5:30pm and require 100% attendance to sustain enrollment. This service is private pay, and is offered for extended periods of time over school breaks. The client must be assessed and evaluated through assessment and determined to be placed in the inclusion program. Alternatively, enrollment in the program is based on the assessment, evaluation, and sole discretion of the BCBA and Executive Director of Programs.
Mini Social Skills Sessions
Mini Social Skills Sessions are available prior and post direct therapy sessions to provide opportunities for further growth in the areas of play, social, group time and peer interaction. The mini social skills sessions are intended to serve as a time for extended implementation of programming between speech, occupational therapy, and parent arrival so that whole child teaching is occurring at all times. This services is offered for current clients, and is a private pay service.
Community trips are offered as part of transition and generalization of programming and skill set. Parents are required to be present for community trips and are responsible for any costs for both the client and therapist during the session. Ideally, this is an opportunity for parents to implement specific procedures as modeled by the therapist for success and generalization.
Speech-Language Pathologist -Jeanne Coleman
Jeanne Coleman holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and a Speech Language Pathology license for the state of Texas. She completed her Masters of Arts degree in Communication Sciences at University of Houston.
Jeanne moved to Texas after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences at Purdue University. She served as a speech-language pathologist in Houston ISD, Alief ISD, and Katy ISD.
As the Instructional Officer of Speech, Language and Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in Katy ISD, she was the administrator/supervisor for the district itinerant and campus based speech-language pathologists, the special education preschool assessment team, and the speech-language assessment teams, including the bilingual team. Previously, she also supervised the following Katy ISD special education programs: Occupational and Physical Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, Services for the Visually Impaired, Private School Services and the Assistive Technology Team.
After retiring from public school service, Jeanne has spent two years working in the private sector providing direct speech language therapy services. She draws on her years of experience in public schools to focus on improving communication skills which are functional and practical for a client’s home, school, social, and future work environment. Tiny successes are celebrated each session and Jeanne draws joy from the interaction with her clients. She believes the focus should be on the client’s overall communication skills and ability to share his/her thoughts and ideas with others. Every client has value and worth and Jeanne strives to maximize each person’s communication abilities.
Occupational Therapist- Eve Anderson
Eve Anderson is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Texas. She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Psychology and in Dance.
Eve has worked for the Harris County Department of Education since 2012. She has been a contract Occupational Therapist in Katy ISD since 2013. She has worked with children from pre-school age through high school. Eve has worked with a wide variety of students during her career with a focus on students on the Autism Spectrum.
Prior to working in the Katy ISD school system, Eve also worked in the Lamar Independent School district, the Cypress Fairbanks School District, a pediatric sensory integration clinic, and an acute care hospital setting. Eve also worked in Human Resources for many years prior to changing her career field.
Eve enjoys working with students of all ages and strives to concentrate on helping her students become successful in their educational environment. She also likes to work on future planning for her students to insure that they will have meaningful and purposeful lives after graduation. Eve pulls from her sensory integration background to help her students with sensory sensitivities become successful in their educational environments. She also likes to celebrate the small and big successes her students have with every day activities of daily living such as self-feeding, personal hygiene, and vocational tasks.
Eve is an active member of her community. She is currently a board member on her local chapter of the National Charity League. She also serves as the team mother for her daughter’s junior high cheerleading team. Eve has been involved in various capacities with the theater department productions at her daughters’ schools.
Parent Trainings are scheduled one month in advance in order to best service our clients. Professional obligations are important for quality treatment to be in place, therefore time is managed in an effective scheduled manner. Parent trainings are intended to train the parent on the principles of ABA, educate on how to identify evidence based practices and non-evidence based practices, and learn through observation and modeling how to respond and carry out treatment in the absence of the therapist. Parent Trainings serve the purpose for mastering out goals and objectives put in place by the BCBA so that application of treatment is consistent. Parent Trainings are scheduled weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays during designated time periods.