Tennessee

Nashville
555 Marriot Drive, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (877) 654-0999
Fax: (866) 696-7991
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Achieve Beyond provides autism services in these counties in the state of Tennessee

Achieve Beyond, Inc. provides ABA therapy to help children reach their full potential. We offer home and community based ABA therapy for Nashville, TN 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. Tennessee telehealth ABA services are also available.

Pediatric ABA Services in Nashville, TN

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 Nashville 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
  • Telehealth Services Available




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.

 

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