Melville Clinic

If interested in ABA therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for ABA

If interested in Speech therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for Speech

If interested in Early Intervention,
Preschool, or School Aged services:

Refer a Child

Long Island Clinic
534 Broadhollow Road Suite LL70
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 861-3750 
Fax: (631) 385-7795
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Insurances Accepted:

Beacon Health Strategies
Beacon Health Options (including Empire Plan, GHI, HIP, Emblem)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
We also offer private-pay options

ABA Therapy & Speech Therapy - Melville, NY

Achieve Beyond Inc. provides ABA therapy and speech therapy through private health insurance and private pay in a fun and safe clinic environment centrally located for our Suffolk and Nassau families, in Melville, NY.

Achieve Beyond provides home, community, and clinic-based ABA therapy and clinic-based speech therapy in New York City, Hudson Valley, Albany, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to get the evidence-based and highly effective ABA therapy through most private medical insurance plans, or through private pay.

In September 2020, Achieve Beyond opened their first clinic on Long Island. Featuring 10 private 1:1 therapy rooms, a gym, sensory room, and a functional play room, the clinic is centrally located on Long Island in Melville, NY.

Children can receive clinic-based or a mix of home and clinic-based therapy based on their needs. BCBAs, or Board Certified Behavior Analysts, provide assessments, treatment plans, and ongoing supervision and training to our wonderful behavior therapists who conduct the 1:1 ABA therapy. We accept many major insurance providers and have private pay options available.

Professional and Caring Therapists

Our professional and caring therapists are driven to make a difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Achieve Beyond services are provided in home, clinic, or community environments, where we focus on creating meaningful learning opportunities that will help the child reach their fullest potential. We strive to collaborate with our families and teams of professionals to address the diverse and unique needs of each individual and effectively achieve the goals of each child.

We offer a unique opportunity for our Long Island families to have both in-home and in-clinic ABA therapy for their children with Autism, which helps children to learn and generalize skills that will help them to express themselves and achieve independence, all while learning in a fun and safe environment.

Insurance for ABA Therapy

Our ABA insurance program focuses on collaborating with families and the child to individualize goals to help improve the child’s life. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) create these individualized treatment plans based on interviews, observations, the child’s likes and dislikes, and strengths. The plans incorporate meaningful and functional goals that will help a child increase their independence and happiness.

Treatment is based in the natural environment, is carried out by our trained, exceptional behavior therapists (BTs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), and is supervised closely by our BCBAs. Family meetings, themed learning activities, and small in person and virtual social skills groups are offered to our families to continue to foster growth and learning.

Our online practice management system allows for families to monitor progress instantly while also having the convenience to view session notes, invoices, and program goals. We are in-network with most major insurance companies, including (but not limited to) Aetna, Optum/United, Cigna, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Beacon Health Strategies/Beacon Health Options (including Emblem, GHI, HIP), Value Options Empire, Fidelis, Magellan, and we offer private-pay options as well.

Our Speech Insurance Program is offered within our Melville clinic and offers 1:1 speech evaluations and treatment sessions in a fun and sanitized environment. Sessions can be booked before or after ABA therapy to have these two therapies conducted in one convenient location. Our caring and passionate Speech Therapists work with children on their specific needs while also practicing in a naturalistic environment.

Pediatric ABA & Speech Therapy Melville, NY Clinic Services

Achieve Beyond’s ABA Melville, NY Programs include:

  • Team consisting of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and highly trained Behavior Therapist (BT) or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • Verbal Behavior approach to increase language
  • Comprehensive Assessment with individualized goals focusing on increasing a child’s independence and happiness
  • Parent Training/Team meetings to encourage generalizations
  • Errorless teaching procedures to minimize frustration
  • Naturalistic teaching in a fun environment in order to capture a child’s motivation and keep them interested
  • Functional Behavior Assessment to determine why problem behaviors occur to determine the best strategies to teach
  • Functional Communication Training to replace problem behaviors with appropriate behavior
  • Social skills focused teaching plans and groups
  • Individualized, data-driven treatment plans are constantly and consistently updated based on the child’s progress
  • Quality Assurance mechanisms in place

What is Speech-Language Therapy?:

Speech-Language therapy services evaluate patients with language and speech impairments or disorders and conducts remedial programs designed to restore or improve their communication efficacy. Speech pathologists (SLPs) assess and treat people with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Our wonderful speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) and SLPs provide our children and families to improve the child’s oral and communication skills.

A speech disorder commonly refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder references a difficulty in understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. These services could be needed if a person is suffering from cases such as stuttering, hearing impairments, weak oral muscles, autism and various swallowing disorders to name a few.

Melville Achieve Beyond Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy

Achieve Beyond specializes in pediatric speech language therapy services that assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physical and/or cognitive difficulties relating to verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as feeding and swallowing difficulties, stuttering and voice disorders. Our therapists use techniques such as:

    • Language Intervention Therapy
    • Articulation Therapy
    • Feeding / Oral Motor Therapy
    • Voice / Fluency Therapy

Our licensed SLPs develop an individualized service plan tailored to each child’s needs. Achieve Beyond SLPs and SLPAs work with children on how to make sounds, correct produce of sounds and syllables, improve the tone or quality of their voices, or increase their oral language skills to communicate more effectively. They also work on coordinating and conditioning muscles used in swallowing and eating to prevent choking or inhaling food or liquids.

Meet Our Clinical Director:
 Tara Karen, BCBA, Clinical Director

Tara Karen M.S. Ed, BCBA, LBA, Regional Clinical & Operations Director
Tara Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst (CT, MA, MD, NY, TN) who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Childhood education from Dowling College and completed her BCBA coursework at SUNY Stony Brook. Tara is a New York State certified teacher, holding multiple certificates in children with special needs.

Before joining Achieve Beyond, Tara worked in public and private schools, as well as performing home-based instruction and ABA therapy. Tara began at Achieve Beyond in 2013 as a BCBA, becoming a clinical supervisor, clinical director, and operations director.

Tara’s passion for learning and teaching has guided her journey at Achieve Beyond, and she utilizes ABA principles with her, clinical, and administrative staff to encourage each individual to perform at their best. Tara believes in creating a supportive, motivating, and caring environment to ensure that all services provided are of the highest quality and benefit each and every child and family.

If interested in ABA therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for ABA

If interested in Speech therapy through
your health insurance provider:

Refer for Speech

If interested in Early Intervention,
Preschool, or School Aged services:

Refer a Child

*EI services are for children under 3 years of age with suspected or established developmental delays or disabilities. The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State. All children must be referred to the municipality to access services and the telephone number of the municipality must be included to facilitate a referral. Achieve Beyond's programs are approved and funded by the New York State Department of Health. Services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, although health insurance will be accessed for reimbursement. Eligibility is determined by state-approved evaluators under contract with NYC, Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties. If the child is found eligible, services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers to deliver authorized services. When EI services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any costs associated with the child care or community location. Call 311 or (518) 473-7016 for more information.