ABA Therapy Los Angeles and L.A. County - Achieve Beyond

Los Angeles

8135 Painter Ave, Suite 201
Whittier, CA 90602
Phone: (562) 698-6600
Fax: (562) 698-6613
Email: cainfo@achievebeyondusa.com

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Los Angeles, CA

Pediatric and ABA Therapy in Los Angeles, CA and L.A. County

We proudly provide clinic-based ABA services and evaluations from birth until 21 years of age in the greater Los Angeles area and L.A. county 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.

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 and we offer private-pay options as well.

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Our Pediatric ABA Services in Los Angeles:

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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

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 our clinic-based 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 pathologists (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 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 Los Angeles-Area ABA Clinical Director

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Maritza Reyes-Trevino, M.A., BCBA, ABA

ABA Clinical Director

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.

Christina Feuge, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Speech Clinical Director

Christina Feuge is a ASHA certified and NYS licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Adelphi University in 2013. Since then, Christina has been dedicated to providing therapeutic treatments and evaluations at Achieve Beyond. Christina also supervises clinical fellows and enjoys sharing her knowledge to ensure quality care for all clients. She has extensive experience in language development in children, behavioral and sensory based feeding disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She is passionate in providing the best support to clinicians to optimize therapeutic interventions.

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

Christina’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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California Branch

For questions not listed please call our California office at (562) 698-6600 or email
at cainfo@achievebeyondusa.com

What type of therapy services do you provide?

Achieve Beyond is a multidisciplinary practice that provides speech and occupational therapies, as well as, ABA therapy for children from birth to 21 years. We offer individualized, one-on-one therapy sessions.

Where are therapy services provided? 

Our ABA sessions are provided both in-home and in our clinic in Whittier, as well as home-based ABA in San Francisco and surrounding areas. Our insurance based speech and occupational therapy sessions are provided in our Whittier clinic. We provide in-home and in-clinic Early Intervention speech and occupational therapy
in the greater Los Angeles area.

What are your hours of operation?

Our clinic hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturday 8am-2pm
Our administrative office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm

Do you have Bilingual Speech Therapists on staff?

Yes, we have bilingual speech, occupational, and behavioral therapists on staff. For more information on therapist availability, please feel free to contact our Whittier office at (562) 698-6600.

Does your company accept insurance or private pay for pediatric therapy services?

We are currently in network with most insurance plans. Our insurance acceptance list Insurance is updating on a regular basis. Please call us at  (562) 698-6600 to confirm if we accept your insurance. We also offer affordable self-pay rates if necessary.

What Regional Centers does your company work with?

Achieve Beyond California works with several Regional Centers including Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC), South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC), San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center (SGPRC), and Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center (FDLRC). For more information on these affiliations, please call our Whittier office at (562) 698-6600.

How do I get started?

Contact our office at (562) 698-6600 or follow the links here to to refer your child and obtain more information Speech or Occupational therapy ; ABA therapy.

If you are planning to use your insurance benefits, we can check with your insurance carrier to obtain a quote of benefits and an authorization or pre-certification. Our intake staff will verify your benefits, obtain pre-authorization or pre-certification, and your deductible and copay information, but it is important to note that this is not a guarantee of payment from you insurance carrier. Payment cannot be determined until claims are submitted and responded to by your insurance carrier. Even after benefits and eligibility are verified, you may still be responsible for payment in the event that claims are denied.

Once this step is completed, we will schedule an evaluation to determine if your child needs services. We can also provide additional services if you currently have and IEP or IFSP and are looking to supplement those services.

*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.