ABA Therapy Westfield, NJ - Achieve Beyond

Westfield

418-424 Central Avenue, Unit 2
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: (908) 588-7500
Fax: (631) 385-7795
Email: njinfo@achievebeyondusa.com

Westfield Services Offered:
Areas we serve in New Jersey:
Insurance Accepted:

We are in-network with most major insurance companies. See Full List

Westfield Clinic, NJ

ABA Therapy & Related Services

Our professional and caring clinic-based ABA staff in New Jersey are driven to make a difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Achieve Beyond’s Westfield ABA therapy services are provided in home, clinic, or community environments, where we focus on creating meaningful learning opportunities that will help the child reach their fullest potential. We strive to collaborate with our families and teams 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, community, and clinic based ABA therapy for NJ 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 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 central and northern New Jersey families to continue to foster growth and learning. New Jersey telehealth ABA services are also available.

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.

Westfield Pediatric ABA and Autism Services:

  • 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).

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 clinic-based 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

Meet Our NJ ABA Clinical Directors

Lori Estein_Achieve-Beyond

Lori Estien M.S., BCBA, LBA

ABA Clinical Director

Lori is a Board Certified and a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis with individuals with special needs and abilities since 2010.  After completing her undergrad in psychology, Lori realized her interest and passion for ABA and pursued her Master’s of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.  

While completing her Master's with Capella University, Lori worked in a public school setting as a 1:1 classroom behavioral support and home services technician to assist student's with generalizing skills learned in the classroom to the home as well as help parents with their own skills in supporting their child's progress and skill development.  Prior to Achieve Beyond, Lori worked as clinical BCBA/LBA supervisor and then Assistant Clinical Director for a non-profit agency where she provided in home treatment supervision, clinical support to the clinical supervisor, parent training and training development for staff.  In 2019 Lori began working with Achieve Beyond as a fee-for-service BCBA/LBA clinical supervisor.  Lori quickly learned that Achieve Beyond's core values and dedication to clients matched her own and she came on board as a full time clinical supervisor.  This allowed Lori work with many great families in Suffolk County and help them create meaningful and significant change in their child's life.  Lori has always been passionate about working closely with the families of her clients so that she can ensure the treatment approach and goals are individualized and socially significant to their child's unique needs as well as the family's values.  Additionally Lori is also dedicated to collaborating and assisting fellow colleagues in her field. As Achieve Beyond's ABA Fieldwork Supervision Coordinator, Lori worked closely with others to develop a comprehensive and immersive program that provides future behavior analysts with supervision while completing their fieldwork.  In January of 2021, Lori stepped into the role of Assistant Clinical Director for the Melville location where she works closely with the Regional Operations Director in providing clinical support to staff, conducting assessments, overseeing program changes, as well as continues to ensure clients are receiving effective and evidence based- treatment approaches in a fun and supportive environment. 

FAQ'S

New Jersey Branch

For questions not listed please call our New Jersey office at 1877-654-099 or email at njinfo@achievebeyondusa.com.

 

What services do you currently offer?

Achieve Beyond currently provides ABA therapy for children through health insurance. We are able to provide these services in your home and community (depending on funder). Our current areas that we serveare Union, Middlesex, Essex, Somerset, and Hudson counties.

 

What insurances are you in network with?

We are currently in network with most insurance plans. Our insurance acceptance list (link to insurance page) is updating on a regular basis. Please call us at 877-654-099 to confirm if we accept your insurance.

 

We also offer affordable self-pay rates if necessary.

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.

 

How do I get started?

Contact our office at 1-877-654-0999 or click here: (put in this link:
https://members.centralreach.com/?public=true#forms/form?id=D9A3E8A6-465B-4302-98F2-FD1A0773E262) to refer your child and obtain more information.
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. Once this step is completed, we will need you to complete an intake packet and send in a prescription for ABA and a diagnosis report. We will then request for one of our skilled BCBAs to contact you to complete an assessment, where they will work with your child and family to create the skill acquisition plan and behavior intervention plan. We can also provide additional services if you currently have an IEP or IFSP and are looking to supplement those services, as this therapy will occur through your medical insurance, rather than the school.

 

What will you work on with my child?

Our ABA therapy focuses on teaching your child functional skills in natural environment so that they become as happy and independent as possible. We specialize in reducing increasing functional communication skills, reducing challenging behaviors by increasing functional behaviors, improving play and social skills, and increasing daily living skills. BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) will determine the best plan for your child after the initial assessment is conducted. As we are providing services through medical insurance, we are not able to target academic skills, provide tutoring or babysitting services, and/or provide respite
services.

 

How do I check if see if my insurance covers the cost of ABA (autism services) for my child?

Achieve Beyond will follow-up with your insurance company to verify eligibility, benefits, and co-pays if applicable.

 

Where are therapy services provided?

Services are provided at your home or (if approved by your insurance) in the community setting.

 

Is there an age requirement for services?

No. Achieve Beyond provides services to children from birth to twenty-one years of age.

*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.