Beyond Expectations Academy

Beyond Expectations Academy was founded by Urania Caldera, a speech language pathologist and board certified assistant behavior analyst, to fill a need in the community for more individualized education for children on the autism spectrum. With over 15 years of experience working with special needs children, Mrs. Caldera uses ABA teaching methods to modify behaviors, increase language development, and master academic objectives. She believes that by creating a positive learning environment and keeping the kids motivated, they will take pride in their accomplishments and work harder to achieve their goals. As owner and director of clinical services at S.L.B. Therapy, Inc., she strongly advocates for a team approach where teachers, therapists and parents come together so that their child reaches their true potential.

In October of 2008 BEA opened its doors with the mission to incorporate a clinical approach to education with a behavioral perspective for children with special needs. Speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and verbal behavior instructors work extensively with ESE certified teachers to design and implement an individualized educational plan for every child. At Beyond Expectations Academy we know that every child is different. We guarantee parents that every educational plan is customized to each child’s developmental stage and physical abilities. We set goals throughout the year and add new ones as tasks are learned.