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Touchstone: The Science of Success


Touchstone: The Science of Success

Our Philosophy

Our core beliefs and values provide the foundation for our approach to service delivery. We believe that early intensive & frequent services delivered with fidelity is critical to giving our clients the best chance for success. A scientific approach to effective education based on the principles of learning & behavior has the power to transform the lives of children & young people with and without disabilities.

While each individual may respond differently, we are committed to such a rigorous approach because we believe this will lead to the most optimal outcomes for our clients & their families.

About ABA

"Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science in which procedures derived from the principles of behavior are systematically applied to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree" (Cooper, Heron and Heward, 2007). Simply put, ABA involves using strategies that have proven to be effective in changing behaviors in a controlled setting and also changing behaviors in the "real world."

While each individual may respond differently, we are committed to such a rigorous approach because we believe this will lead to the most optimal outcomes for our clients & their families.

What is CABAS®

CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) is a science of teaching. CABAS schools are based entirely on the use of scientific procedures for classroom management, pedagogy, curriculum design, staff training, & parent education. Moreover, the educational model is to make education learner driven.

Associations and Resources

LaBAAA (Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association) is the state affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). LaBAA is a professional organization whose members include practitioners, students, & affiliates.

LBAB - LA Behavior Analyst Board is the governing body for the practice of behavior analysis in the state of Louisiana. LBAB regulates the licensure of behavior analysts, the state certification of Assistant Behavior Analysts, & the registration of Line Technicians.

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The LCAAS is the Louisiana Coalition for Access to Autism Services exists to remove barriers to timely access to evidence-based treatment and sustainable community-based services. We seek to benefit those affected by autism spectrum disorders by advocating for greater access and sustainable funding models for autism services.

Behavior Analyst Certification BoardThe BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board) is an international organization that certifies practitioners of behavior analysis.

ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) is a membership organization for "those interested in the philosophy, science, application, & teaching of behavior analysis."

The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and advance the science-based practice of behavior analysis by advocating for public policies and informing, supporting, and protecting practitioners and consumers. APBA has memberships for practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA), other professionals, consumers of ABA services, and students.

The mission of CABAS® is to develop and expand a learner driven science of teaching for all children, a science of practice that provides superior education based exclusively on scientific procedures. Our goals are to accelerate children’s learning, the ability to learn in new ways, and to acquire the ability to learn independently. It is also as important that children learn to expand their community of reinforcers, or passionate interests, as it is to teach them to do things they could not do without special instruction. It is not enough to learn to read fluently; rather, one must come to learn to love to read.  There are systematic scientific procedures to do this and we seek to provide them for children in our schools and to expand the science to do so for children in all schools!

The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) is a non-profit trade association of provider organizations serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder. CASP member organizations provide services in many different settings utilizing a variety of funding streams. CASP represents the autism provider community to the nation at large including government, payers, and the general public. CASP serves as a force for change, providing information, delivering education, and promoting standards that enhance quality.