Los Angeles

Los Angeles
8135 Painter Ave, Suite 201
Whittier, CA 90602
Phone: (562) 698-6600
Fax: (562) 698-6613
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Areas We Service in California:

Alameda
Contra Costa
East Los Angeles
Orange County
Pomona region
Santa Clara
San Diego
San Francisco
San Gabriel
San Mateo
South Central
West Los Angeles

Pediatric and ABA Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

We proudly provide ABA services and evaluations from birth until 21 years of age in the Greater Los Angeles area through Early Intervention and private insurance for speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Our family of service providers are all certified and licensed professionals committed to serving children with physical and/or developmental disabilities or delays.

Our team believes in “empowerment” as we are committed to helping each child and family move one step closer towards success. Our clinic allows for a child to receive speech and occupational therapy in one convenient location that houses two active areas as well as many private therapy rooms. California telehealth ABA services are also available.

We are in-network with a majority of funders including, but not limited to, Anthem BCBS, Brighthealth, PIH, Tri-care, Aetna, Kaiser, Easterseals, Blue Shield California, Beacon, and United.

Achieve Beyond’s ABA insurance program provides home, community, and clinic based ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through medical insurance. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) create individualized treatment plans based on collaboration with the family and individual in order to ensure meaningful and functional goals that will help a child increase their independence and happiness.

Treatment is based in the natural environment and is carried out by our trained, exceptional behavior therapists (BTs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and is supervised closely by our BCBAs. Family training and 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, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Beacon Health Strategies, Magellan, MHN, Tricare/Humana, and we offer private-pay options as well.

Who can benefit from ABA therapy? Any child/person who...

  • Displays little interest in playing with toys or with others
  • Has difficulty with communicating wants and needs effectively, has poor conversation skills
  • Deficits in social skills and understanding appropriate social behaviors and norms
  • Exhibits challenging behaviors (screaming, tantrums, aggression, self-injury, property destruction)
  • Engages heavily in self-stimulatory behavior (flapping, rocking, scripting television shows).
Learn more about our California autism services.

Who can benefit from ST – Speech Therapy services? Any child/person who...
  • Has speech, language, voice, and/or fluency disorders
  • Has articulation issues- not speaking clearly or making errors in sounds
  • Exhibits difficulties relating to verbal, non-verbal, and social communication
  • Exhibits fluency issues with the flow of speech
  • Difficulty with eating, swallowing, and drooling
  • Has trouble with voice pitch, volume, and quality
Who can benefit from OT – Occupational Therapy services? Any child/person who...
  • Needs help in development of fine motor skills
  • May have sensory processing issues
  • Needs improvement on visual-perceptual readiness, cognitive abilities, and attention span
  • Is suffering from cases including but not limited to birth defects, developmental delays, learning problems, and broken bones
  • Difficulties with performance of daily activities and self-help skills

L.A. Pediatric Services Offered:

Insurances Accepted

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, problem-solving approach designed to produce socially-significant outcomes.

In other words, Behavior Analysts aim to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities using the science of behavior. With a focus on positive reinforcement and motivation, behavior analysis has become the leading therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as it teaches children functional behaviors to help them become happy and more independent individuals.

The application of ABA is not limited to individuals with Autism, however, over 60 years of research supports its effectiveness in meeting the complex needs of this population.

Achieve Beyond’s ABA 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 Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy aids in the development of skills that support engagement in everyday life activities that support health, well-being, and quality of life of people. Occupational Therapists (OTs) use a variety of therapy techniques that develop the individual's fine motor skills, visual-perceptual readiness, cognitive abilities, and attention span. These services could be needed if a child is suffering from cases including but not limited to birth defects, developmental delays, learning problems, and broken bones.

Achieve Beyond L.A. Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Achieve Beyond specializes in pediatric occupational therapy services that focus on enabling infants and children to do the activities of daily life. In pediatric occupational therapy sessions the therapists work with children and their families to promote active participation in occupations that are meaningful to them such as activities that enable them to learn and develop life skills, be creative and/or derive enjoyment and thrive. Techniques that improve the child's overall development include:

  • Everyday Activity Training (brushing teeth, feeding, dressing etc.)
  • Coordination Therapy
  • Cognitive Development

Achieve Beyond's licensed OTs/COTAs use their passion for helping children to examine, evaluate and develop an individualized program to address their difficulties with performance of daily activities in the areas of feeding/eating, self-care, play, learning and development. Our OTs and COTAs work with the children and their families to dramatically improve all their fine motor skills and overall occupational performance.

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.

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 Directors

 

Maritza Reyes-Trevino, M.A., BCBA, ABA Clinical Director of Los Angeles - Maritza Reyes-Trevino is a Board Certified Behavior Analysist who has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton and a Master’s Degree in Arts and Teaching: Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University.

Maritza began her career in the field working as a 1:1 Community Integration Specialist, 1:1 Classroom Behavioral Support Aide, and In Home Direct Interventionist in which she implemented behavior intervention plans and provided support for parents and teachers. Throughout the years Maritza has developed individualized client programs targeting socially significant behaviors in home as well as in the community, parent and staff trainings. Through a supervisory role Maritza collaborated with both Regional Centers and insurance companies on client progress and programming.

Since joining Achieve Beyond in 2017, Maritza has been responsible for conducting assessments and re-assessments as well as developing social skills programming for clients in home and in a clinic setting where she oversees a growing clinical team. Maritza has developed a special interest in provider and parent trainings where she finds great pride in continuing to support individuals and families alike.

 

Alita Borkar, MA, OTR/L Occupational Therapy Supervisor - Alita received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and the Human Exceptionality in Learning from the University of Toronto and her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. She has 10 years of experience in pediatrics in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, hospitals, telehealth, homes and the community with populations including at-risk youth, medically fragile youth, and children with developmental disabilities. She is trained in Feeding Therapy and certified in Sensory Integration and Fieldwork Education. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, she was a behavior therapist, pediatric research assistant, and a gymnastics coach. She is passionate about creating a team of highly qualified individuals and developing evidence-based programs to ensure each family receives meaningful and effective services.

 

Clarissa Calzada M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech Therapy Supervisor - Clarissa is an ASHA certified, Hanen certified, CA licensed Speech Pathologist with experience in the field of speech pathology. Clarissa joined the Achieve Beyond California clinic in January 2020. Prior to Achieve Beyond, Clarissa worked as a speech pathologist in public and private schools, private practices, and most recently was a clinical educator to graduate students in the speech pathology department at Gallaudet University. Clarissa is very passionate about supervising, training, and working with the early intervention/ pediatric population.


If interested in Speech and/or Occupational Therapy:

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If interested in ABA therapy through your health insurance provider:

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Department of Developmental Services phone number: (916) 654-1690