ABA Therapy Hudson Valley - Achieve Beyond

Hudson Valley

1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 150
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 328-2868
Fax: (914) 328-2973
Email: info@achievebeyondusa.com

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Hudson Valley, NY

ABA Therapy & Related Services

NEW CLINIC

Our licensed, professional, and caring staff are driven to make a difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Achieve Beyond 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.

We proudly provide services and evaluations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties through the New York State Early Intervention Program (EI), Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) program All of Achieve Beyond’s service providers are certified and/or licensed professionals committed to serving children with physical and/or developmental disabilities or delays. Our team believes in “empowerment” as we committed to helping each child and family move one step closer towards success.

Achieve Beyond’s 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)/New York State Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA) 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 and we offer private-pay options as well.

Pediatric ABA, Related Services and Autism Hudson Valley 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).

  • 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

  • Exhibits low muscle tone and strength
  • Needs assistance in pre-gait, gait training and body alignment
  • Has difficulty with environmental adaptations/seating and positioning
  • Need to improve balance and coordination
  • Need to increasing range of motion and endurance

  • Has functional developmental needs or difficulty in adaptive development
  • Need to improve on developmental areas including, but not limited to, cognitive processes, communication, motor, behavior and social interaction
  • Need to improve on play, imitation, and problem-solving skills
  • Has difficulty with self-regulating 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:
  • A Hudson Valley 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 ABA Clinical Directors

Lori Estein

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. 

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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FAQ'S

Hudson Valley

For any other questions not listed please call our Hudson Valley office at (914) 328-2868 or email at info@achievebeyondusa.com

Early Intervention

How do I refer my child to Achieve Beyond?
Call us directly at (914) 328-2868 for guidance and information.

If there are only concerns about speech, why does a child need an evaluation of
cognitive abilities?

Delays in one area may have an impact on other developmental areas. In order to ensure that the child is
achieving their milestones, a developmental evaluation may be completed or psychological evaluation as deemed appropriate.

What if my child has already received an evaluation in the past?

If your child has received any evaluation in the past year and you have continued concerns on your child’s
development. You may contact Achieve Beyond and our skillfully trained professionals in the field will guide you in the next steps of the process.

Will my child be "classified" or "labeled"?

There is no classification or labeling in the Early Intervention Program. However, EI follows the eligibility criteria set forth by the New York State Early Intervention Program.

What happens when a child turns three years old?

For children receiving Early Intervention services, a transition discussion to CPSE and/or other programs will
take place with the Service Coordinator at the IFSP closest to their 2nd birthday.

 

CPSE

What is CPSE?

CPSE stands for Committee on Preschool Special Education. This program services children ages 3-5 who are found eligible to receive services through special education.

How do I refer my child to Achieve Beyond?

Call us directly at (914) 328-2868 for guidance and information.

Who can refer my child for CPSE services?

You must contact your local school district and register your child in order to submit a referral to the CPSE.
The district will contact you to complete all required paperwork to initiate the evaluation process. There
are timelines that both you and the school district must follow in order to complete this process.

How will I know what services my child will receive in CPSE?

Once all requested evaluations have been completed, you will be invited to attend an initial eligibility meeting scheduled by the district. During this meeting, the results of the evaluations will be discussed and the Committee will determine if your child meets NYS criteria to be classified as a preschooler with a disability. If your child meets NYS criteria, the Committee will develop an educational plan to support your child.

Do you have a school?

Achieve Beyond does not have a school. *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.

 

Insurance

For questions not listed please call our 1-877-654-0999 or email us at intake@achievebeyondusa.com.

What services do you currently offer?

Achieve Beyond currently provides ABA therapy for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
(F84.0) through health insurance. We are able to provide these services in your home, community
(depending on funder), and our office clinics. . Our current areas that we serve are Long Island, NYC, Hudson Valley, and Albany. Children must already have a diagnosis of Autism, as we are not able to provide the evaluation through insurance.

What insurances are you in network with?

We are currently in network with most insurance plans. Our insurance acceptance list is updating on a regular basis. Please call us at 877-654-0999 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=0FBCEBD6-588C-4085-B108- 76A3885236AE ) 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 create individualized goals for your child and family after conducting an initial assessment, and will involve the child’s caregivers to ensure generalization. A team-based approach of the child’s therapists, caregivers, and child is taken to involve
everyone in the child’s progress. . We currently offer social skills groups at our Long Island, NYC, and Hudson Valley offices with our ABA therapy.

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, in our office clinic rooms, 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 and on.

Do you offer speech services?

We currently are able to provide speech therapy in our Long Island, Forest Hills, and Hudson Valley offices through insurance.

*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.