Maryland

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Silver Spring, MD
8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (703) 237-2219
Fax: (703) 237-2729
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Areas we serve in Maryland:

Montgomery County
Prince George's County

 

Insurances Accepted:

Cigna
Carefirst
Beacon
Tricare
United Healthcare

ABA Therapy Silver Spring, Maryland Services

Clinic coming in 2021

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

Achieve Beyond’s insurance program provides home and community based Maryland ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through medical insurance. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)/Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBAs) 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 wonderful, professional behavior therapists 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) Cigna, United, Beacon Health Options, Aetna, and Anthem, and we offer private-pay options as well.

Pediatric ABA Services in Maryland:

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).

Maryland Pediatric ABA Services Offered:

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 MD ABA Program 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




Meet Our Clinical Director:
Gina Ballone

Gina M. Ballone MS, BCBA, LBA, ABA Clinical Director
Gina Ballone has been working in the field of ABA since 1998. She first gained experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during her undergraduate studies at Florida State University. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis, having the privilege of learning under Dr. Jon Bailey and Dr. Al Murphy. During her graduate studies she co-founded an organization that provided ABA services to children, which is currently a practicum and assistantship opportunity for graduate students at FSU.

After completion of her graduate degree in 2002, Gina was offered a position at Behavior Analysis Inc, a leading ABA company in South Florida. During her work there, she supervised a team of behavior therapists, as well as developed verbal behavior programs, precision teaching, and behavior reduction programs. She conducted parent trainings/workshops and presented at state conferences. The company appointed her to be the Behavior Analyst to consult at the Miami Children’s Hospital, Dan Marino Center. She oversaw all ABA programs as well as conducted consultations to non-behavioral staff. In doing this, she had the opportunity to consult with Speech, Occupational and Physical therapists as well as provide training at the Dan Marino Summer Camps.

Gina has attended numerous workshops in Verbal Behavior, as well as advanced consultation workshops at the Carbone Clinic. She has presented at FABA (Florida Association for Behavior Analysis) as well as other conferences throughout the years. She was the Clinical Director of an ABA therapy clinic in Destin, Florida for 8 ½ years, where she also served as the practicum supervisor for the graduate students in the FSU-PC Master’s ABA program.

Gina became the Clinical Director of ABA Services at Achieve Beyond in the Virginia/DC Metro in 2012. She is passionate about using Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior to teach language and communication skills to individuals.

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