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.

Early Intervention and Speech Therapy Openings!

Building BLOCS has spots available in both our morning and afternoon early intervention groups. We also have morning and afternoon speech therapy spots available.  Building BLOCS specializes in young children with language delays. Call us to find out more.


Meet Our Team: Emma Henson

This week, we’re proud to introduce you to Emma Henson! Emma is one of our BCBAs, which means that she works with our behavior therapists to provide therapy to children. As a BCBA, she designs, implements, and supervises children’s individual programming, provides supervision for the early intervention groups, and also provides direct therapy. In other words, she’s kept quite busy making sure children get

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Meet our Team: Maggie Hammer

Meet Maggie Hammer, our multi-talented ABA Therapist! Maggie, a registered behavior technician (RBT), also facilitates our Parent Support Group. She is currently completing a license as a professional counselor. We are thrilled to have had her as a part of our team since September 2016. Maggie’s interest in ABA began in Chicago, where she attended graduate school. Initially, she worked with adults, but she

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Meet our Team: Laura Gillingham

This week, we’re proud to feature Laura Gillingham, one of our talented Speech-Language Pathologists. She started working at Building Blocs in July of 2015 and has been changing lives and brightening our days ever since. Laura was inspired to become an SLP when a family member discovered that their baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She shadowed a number

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