Achieve Beyond Expands Autism Program in Northern Virginia

The nationwide pediatric therapy company Achieve Beyond spanning Northern Virginia, Maryland, DC and Illinois has expanded the autism programs for their early intervention child health care services.

Vienna, VA, November 17, 2010 --( Achieve Beyond is now offering in addition to their pediatric therapy services more Autism / Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services for children and families in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC area. This expansion of autism services was based upon the increasing number diagnosis of children with autism across the country over the last decade.

Achieve Beyond has assembled a team of professionals, who are experts in teaching young children with autism, include psychologists, program supervisors, instructors, board certified behavior analysts, speech, occupational and physical therapists will administer the autism services by developing an individualized program to teach communication, social/play skills, independence, appropriate behavior and pre academic skills. Beginning with a detailed assessment, a program centered on the specific needs of your child and family is created. Using a comprehensive instructional approach and teaching in natural settings, they draw on a child’s interests to make learning fun. Every child’s program is supervised by a dedicated Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Based on initial and ongoing assessment, specific teaching strategies are implemented to meet your child’s goals by Achieve Beyond. Their evidence-based practices follow the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including natural environment training, incidental teaching, discrete trial instruction, pivotal response training, and chaining, with a focus on a verbal behavior classification system.

Achieve Beyond also will implement parent training as the cornerstone of their autism services. Children excel when learning opportunities are maximized every day. Parents take an active role in program development and are provided with in-depth training and support from the professional team. Achieve Beyond will also offer monthly autism workshops in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC area in addition to their Illinois, California and New York branches focusing on a variety of topics including dealing with challenging behaviors, providing learning opportunities, and effective teaching strategies.

Achieve Beyond believes that implementing a more robust autism program in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC area will allow them to service more children with the risk of developmental delays then ever before and have their licensed professionals aid the most families as possible in their other branches across the country. Achieve Beyond sees autism services as a great addition to the firmly established pediatric therapy and early intervention health care programs they have been known for throughout their 15 year history. Learn more about Achieve Beyond's pediatric therapy and autism services at their Northern Virginia branch by calling 703-237-2219.

Achieve Beyond: Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services
Jonathan Drewes