The Ziggurat Group is dedicated to helping autistic individuals improve their lives. We offer specialized counseling and team autism evaluation services to children and adults. Our broader mission is to increase acceptance of autism and neurodiversity and to improve services and supports. We offer resources and training to help attain this goal.
Please contact us for questions about our services.
The Ziggurat Group is a team of professionals from different fields. We are able to offer a variety of evaluation and intervention services to better meet the needs of our clients.
Intellectual and Educational Assessment
Assessment of intelligence and academic achievement is available through The Ziggurat Group. Educational Diagnosticians, who specialize in assessment of educational concerns, conduct these evaluations. Staff utilize state-of-the-art techniques to develop a profile of strengths and needs.
Speech and Language Assessment
Speech and language assessments are conducted by a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) who has earned the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). The SLPs at the Ziggurat group are experienced in providing comprehensive assessment in the following areas: Receptive and Expressive Language; Articulation; Pragmatic Language; Pre-Verbal Language. At The Ziggurat Group, the SLP plays an active role on the Autism evaluation team; providing support for diagnosis as well as interventions. The SLPs at The Ziggurat Group are trained in the Ziggurat Model and are active in parent training, professional trainings as well as training school district employees in Texas and across the country. Full assessment as well as consultative services are provided.
Sensory and Motor Assessment
Sensory and motor assessments are conducted by our expert Occupational Therapists. Reports provide practical solutions that help individuals function well across settings.
Helping Autistic Children and Adolescents at Home and in School5.0 average rating (1 review)
Overcome obstacles for success at home and school with the Ziggurat Model - a system for designing strategies and supports for people on the autism spectrum. The Ziggurat Model simplifies a complex process and creates real transformation.Purchase
Self-Help Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Adolescents and Adults on the Spectrum
Individuals on the spectrum benefit from learning a framework for recognizing their own needs and identifying helpful strategies. Through learning to ask and answer five key categories of questions, one can take develop supports and improve outcomes.
Strategies to Improve Mental Health Outcomes and Daily Life for Adolescents and Adults on the Spectrum5.0 average rating (1 review)
Professionals are not always prepared with the skills needed to serve the mental health needs of individuals on the spectrum. Five key categories of questions guide individuals on the spectrum and providers in developing effective supports.
Demystifying Girls and Women on the Spectrum
This workshop provides an overview of some of the challenges in identifying autistic girls and women. Drs. Aspy and Grossman review the literature and answer questions about evaluation, autistic burnout, and more.
Respecting Neurodiversity and the Personal Experience of Autism in Assessment and Programming
The field of autism has focused on observable behaviors. In order to improve outcomes, professionals must inquire about and acknowledge the personal experiences of autistic individuals and work to minimize the impact of masking on the process.
Addressing Behavior Challenges: Creating a Specific Ziggurat FBA5.0 average rating (1 review)
The Ziggurat FBA: A revolutionary way to create positive supports for autistic individuals. This course is an extension of the 8-session Ziggurat Model Course: Helping Autistic Children and Adolescents at Home and in School.
Nicole Brin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Susan B. Jamieson, M.Ed. RPED
Dawn Olivares, BSOT, OTR
Dr. Ruth Aspy is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #25309).
Dr. Barry G. Grossman is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #32169).
For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov.
For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Please contact our office at (214) 227-7741 if you’d like to request a Good Faith Estimate.