Welcome to Building BLOCS

Building BLOCS serves children with autism and other language, behavior, and learning needs in the greater Austin area. Challenging behaviors often arise because children lack the ability to communicate. At Building BLOCS, the behavior therapist and language therapist collaborate on goals and methods, realizing that each of these areas is dependent on and contributes to the other. Also, ABA therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis) and speech therapy are sought for most children with autism. It makes sense to house the two in one location.

Mission

Our purpose is to help children learn the communication, behavioral, and social skills necessary to reach their full potential. As an interdisciplinary team, we will meet the individual needs of each child and his family in a supportive and nurturing environment. We believe that a child’s language, behavior, social cognition, and sensory needs work in concert, and by integrating our therapies and approaches, we can make the greatest impact.

Speech Therapy Openings!

Building BLOCS has morning and afternoon speech therapy spots available.  Call us to find out more.


Meet our Team: Dania Prieto

1. Give a little background information about yourself:  I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Austin, Texas. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Recently, I was accepted into the University of North Texas where I will be working towards a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. 2. What brought you

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Meet our Team: Jennifer Swinbank M.Ed., BCBA, CTRS

  1. Give a little background information about yourself: I grew up in Buda and never left the Austin area! Why would you leave this amazing city?! I went to Texas State University for my undergraduate studies, graduating with a degree in Recreational Administration with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation in 2005. After graduating, I provided recreational therapy services for the CLASS program for

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Meet our team: Hala Nasser M.Ed., BCBA

Hala is currently one of our BCBAs at BLOCS, we wanted to give you all a better idea of why we love having her around so much! Give us a little background information about yourself…“I am originally from Houston and moved to Austin in 2002 for school. I graduated from the University of Texas Austin with a degree in Special Education in 2006 and

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