ABA Therapy Melville, NY - Achieve Beyond

Melville Clinic

534 Broadhollow Road Suite LL70
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 861-3750
Fax: (631) 385-7795
Email: ABAclinic@achievebeyondusa.com

Melville Clinic Services Offered:
Areas we serve in New York:
Insurance Accepted:

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

Melville Clinic, NY

ABA Therapy & Speech Therapy

Achieve Beyond Inc. provides clinic-based ABA therapy and speech therapy through private health insurance and private pay in a fun and safe clinic environment centrally located for our Suffolk and Nassau families, in Melville, NY. Achieve Beyond provides home, community, and clinic-based ABA therapy and clinic-based speech therapy in New York City, Hudson Valley, Albany, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to get the evidence-based and highly effective ABA therapy through most private medical insurance plans, or through private pay. In September 2020, Achieve Beyond opened their first clinic on Long Island. Featuring 10 private 1:1 therapy rooms, a gym, sensory room, and a functional play room, the clinic is centrally located on Long Island in Melville, NY. Children can receive clinic-based or a mix of home and clinic-based therapy based on their needs. BCBAs, or Board Certified Behavior Analysts, provide assessments, treatment plans, and ongoing supervision and training to our wonderful behavior therapists who conduct the 1:1 ABA therapy. We accept many major insurance providers and have private pay options available.
Professional and Caring Therapists

Our professional and caring therapists 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 offer a unique opportunity for our Long Island families to have both in-home and in-clinic ABA therapy for their children with Autism, which helps children to learn and generalize skills that will help them to express themselves and achieve independence, all while learning in a fun and safe environment.

Insurance for clinic-based ABA Therapy

Our ABA insurance program focuses on collaborating with families and the child to individualize goals to help improve the child’s life. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) create these individualized treatment plans based on interviews, observations, the child’s likes and dislikes, and strengths. The plans incorporate meaningful and functional goals that will help a child increase their independence and happiness.

Treatment is based in the natural environment, is carried out by our trained, exceptional behavior therapists (BTs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), and is supervised closely by our BCBAs. Family meetings, themed learning activities, and small in person and virtual 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.

Our Speech Insurance Program is offered within our Melville clinic and offers 1:1 speech evaluations and treatment sessions in a fun and sanitized environment. Sessions can be booked before or after ABA therapy to have these two therapies conducted in one convenient location. Our caring and passionate Speech Therapists work with children on their specific needs while also practicing in a naturalistic environment.

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Pediatric ABA & Speech Therapy Melville, NY Clinic Services:

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 pathology assistants (SLPAs) and 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 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 and SLPAs 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.

Achieve Beyond’s Albany 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 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

Long Island

For any other questions not listed please call our Melville office at (631) 861-3750 or email
at abaclinic@achievebeyondusa.com

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 (link to insurance
page) 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.