- Autism & Developmental Services
Autism & Developmental Services
534 Broadhollow Road Suite LL70
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 861-3750
Fax: (631) 385-7795
We are in-network with most major insurance companies. See Full List
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
For any other questions not listed please call our Melville office at (631) 861-3750 or email