Treating Autism - One Child at a Time
TDLC was founded in October of 2005. We are proud to have become one of the largest ABA providers in the Houston area to date, and we pride ourselves on being innovative in regards to utilizing the newest technology and what's new in the field.
All our current TDLC locations have ample room for our variety of programs, including multiple ABA therapy rooms, an open play area, a large classroom for our Social Skills program, and an OT gym. Call or email us today to schedule a tour of our facility!
Our Leadership Team
Michael Conteh, M.ED., BCBACEO
Michael Conteh has been working with special needs children in in-home and clinical settings for over 16 years. Early in his career, he worked as a direct staff member at a residential facility, working with children and young adults with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. He has had the opportunity to work with children ranging from 18 months to 40 years old, including many children on the Autism Spectrum (including Asperger Syndrome), and children with ADHD, and Down Syndrome. Michael is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBAs).
Daisy Saldívar has been a part of TDLC since January 2015. She has ten years’ experience in marketing and business administration. Early in her career, she worked as an ABA therapist and comes to TDLC after supporting various international pediatric oncology clinics with their development and business administration. Daisy also supports local charities including Project Autism, the autism leading resource provider in Texas. She is a MBA graduate of the University of St. Thomas and holds a minor in health care.
Liz McCreddenHuman Resources Director
Liz McCredden has been working with TDLC since 2016. She earned her Bachelors in Consumer Science from University of Wisconsin Madison. In addition, she also earned an Associates in Human Resources from Ashworth College while working in management for a large national retailer. She is a member of SHRM and its local chapter, HR Houston, and has volunteered with Susan G. Komen and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys cooking, crafting, and shopping and spending time with her sweet daughter.
Trisha HairstonDirector of Operations (Houston / Sugar Land)
Trisha joined TDLC in August 2016. She earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and is completing her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She has managed educational programs in low income areas on all educational levels throughout the Midwest for over 10 years.
In her spare time she loves to cook, read and spend time with her family.
Shamim JumaDirector of ABA
Shamim has been with TDLC since 2014 and has had experience in the different areas of clinic, school, and in-home settings. She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Education and a Masters in Education in Multiple and Severe Disabilities with a concentration in Autism. Shamim is passionate about implementing early behavioral interventions and treatment to assist in decreasing barriers that impact a child’s ability to be with their peers.
She enjoys training staff to ensure the highest quality of treatment services which includes advocating that each therapist earn their credential as an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician TM). As the ABA Director, she works with a talented group of BCBA’s and candidates who are working towards completing their credentials. Shamim is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBAs).
Nadia CasiqueDirector (Katy)
Nadia joined TDLC in 2013, serving in roles as a Receptionist, Lead Receptionist, Scheduling Coordinator, Office Manager and Master Scheduler. She has over 10 years of experience in Customer Service and 3 years of Managerial experience. Nadia earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Remington College in 2009.
In her spare time, Nadia enjoys crafting baby & party items, spending time with her daughter, and enjoying family time on the weekends.
The Tangible Difference Team
When you see one of our therapists working with your child, you will see a confident, patient individual that has your child's best interest in mind. They are dependable, honest, and they are the cogs in the wheel of our organization. Most of our staff are pursuing careers as special education teachers, speech pathologists, and ABA consultants, and have a passion for working with a children who have special needs. Members of our staff regularly attend conferences and trainings in order to keep our methods up to date with current research.
What Makes TDLC Different?
State of the Art Technology
By implementing the latest tested technology, Catalyst, into our patients therapies, we can ensure real-time monitoring of acquisition and maintenance programs and behavior reduction data. This allows for more frequent changes and updates to patient programs, while under the direct supervision of the patient’s Programmer/BCBA, which leads to more productive therapy sessions.
Comprehensive Treatment Approach
Providing ABA, Social Skills classes, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, all under one roof, enables us to provide the best resources necessary to help your family. No longer will you need to drive all over Houston to receive effective treatment.
We are also able to incorporate goals from social skills classes and speech therapy into our ABA sessions, and our professional staff works together closely to make sure that each child's treatment is cohesive and consistent.
Unique Vision for Your Unique Child
We firmly believe that every child can benefit from the services we provide.
By constantly reevaluating and reassessing our modes of therapy, we are able to find the ones that best fit your child's specific needs. There is no one-size-fits-all method, and we do not believe that your child needs to change to fit into that method; we believe it is our responsibility to change our approach to fit your child's individual personality.
Our 3 Phase Program & Training
We have developed an easy-to-use and streamlined way to do data programming.
We don't want programming issues holding back your child's progress, so we are continually updating programming and materials in order to keep up with technology and research!
We offer detailed and thorough training for our staff and clients. Parents carrying over ABA/Speech techniques into the home setting is a key factor in a child's success!