New Jersey

Edison
10 Parsonage Rd, Suite 318
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: (888) 261-1110
Fax: (866) 696-7991
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Paramus
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue Suite 415, South Tower
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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Achieve Beyond provides autism services in these counties in the state of New Jersey:

Achieve Beyond, Inc. provides ABA therapy to help children reach their full potential. We offer home and community based ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our well-trained behavior therapists and RBTs provide 1:1 therapy and are supervised by a BCBA, who also conducts assessments and family training. We are in-network with most insurance companies and offer private pay options.

Pediatric ABA Services

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, problem-solving approach designed to produce socially-significant outcomes. In other words, Behavior Analysts aim to improve quality of life for individuals, families, and communities using the science of behavior change. 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.

Who can benefit from ABA? Any person who…

  • has difficulty carrying on a conversation
  • has limited daily living skills (dressing, eating, toileting)
  • exhibits moderate problem behaviors (screaming, non-compliance)
  • exhibits severe problem behaviors (aggression, self-injury, property destruction)
  • has little or no language skills 
  • engages in self stimulatory behavior (flapping, rocking, scripting television shows)
  • needs extra help in academic skills
  • has limited social skills (lack of interest in peers, trouble making friends)

Achieve Beyond’s ABA Programs include:

  • Team consisting of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and highly trained Behavior Therapist (BT) 
  • Quality Assurance mechanisms in place
  • Verbal Behavior approach to language
  • Comprehensive Assessment using criterion-referenced tests (ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP & AFLS)
  • Parent Training/Team meetings
  • Errorless teaching procedures to minimize frustration
  • Therapists capture motivation
  • Functional Assessment to determine why problem behaviors occur
  • Functional Communication Training to replace problem behaviors with appropriate behavior
  • Social skills curriculum
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) 
  • Individualized, data-driven treatment plans




Meet Our Clinical Director

 Tara Karen, BCBA, Clinical Director

Tara Karen, M.S. Ed, BCBA, LBA, Northeastern ABA Clinical Director - Tara Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst 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 in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. Before working at Achieve Beyond, Tara worked as a teacher and reading aide in elementary schools, a SEIT teacher for physically and developmentally disabled teenagers, a tutor, and most recently she was a teacher and ABA instructor at a non-profit school for individuals with autism. Since coming to Achieve Beyond, Tara has worked to conduct assessments, create programming, train behavior therapists, evaluate school and home-programs, and supervise BCBA candidates and behavior therapists. She enjoys employing a hands-on method of teaching and using the natural environment to enhance social skills and generalization.

 

Erin Geiselmann, MA, LBA, BCBA- Assistant ABA Clinical Director - Erin has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2013. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Stony Brook University, Erin began working as a teaching assistant at a private school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and started her Master’s Degree in ABA at Queens College. Since 2015, Erin has worked with children and adolescents on the Spectrum ages 3-21 that were receiving ABA services through insurance. Erin has worked directly with kids, by providing ABA therapy, and indirectly, by supervising ABA therapists and working with families. In January 2018, Erin was hired at Achieve Beyond as a Clinical Supervisor. When working directly or indirectly with kids, Erin prefers to take a team approach to ABA services. The child with ASD, the therapist, and family members all need to work together to support the child and set him or her up for success. In October 2018, Erin was promoted to Assistant Clinical Director. As Assistant Clinical Director, Erin ensures the clinical excellence and compliance for the ABA programs in the Affiliates (NY, NJ, CA, CT and future states). She conducts audits of assessments and documentation for ABA cases, provides guidance to salaried and fee-for-service BCBAs, BTs, the Clinical Assistant, and maintains quality control for the program. Erin also supervises candidates for BCBA/LBA credential and assists in creation and presentation of workshops and trainings. Erin works closely with the Clinical/Operational Director to ensure that the ABA programs maintain their integrity, highest ethical standards, and continued success of all the ABA programs.

 

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