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Lindegard Therapy provides Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Language Pathology & Occupational Therapy services in Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon and its surrounding areas. At Lindegard Therapy, we know that all children can learn but that some children learn differently than others. For this reason, we offer treatment that is tailored to the individual and built on a solid family-centered platform. Our interventions focus on improving your child’s social, communicative and daily living abilities by creating a learning-rich environment designed to target these skill areas, while also maintaining an open and collaborative relationship with you as the family.

Our Approach

At Lindegard Therapy we believe that a combined and collaborative approach to therapy is most beneficial to your child. For this reason, we combine all 3 services to develop research-based holistic practices that best fit your child’s needs. 

Quality (not quantity) is most important to us. Every family is unique and there is no one prescribed method for conducting therapy and working with families. We believe wholeheartedly that the family drives the service delivery model and that your input and participation is at the core of treatment goals and progress. We take time to build strong and lasting relationships and understand that YOU play the biggest role in your child’s life.

Meet Our Therapists

At Lindegard Therapy, our technicians are extremely dedicated. Our supervision to technician ratio goes above and beyond board standards and all of our technicians are RBAI certified as well as CPR certified and go through extensive training prior to working with children.

Julia Linden

Co-Founder 

M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

While working for a small therapy company in Washington, DC Julia discovered an untapped interest in working with children with Autism. Witnessing the results of robust research-based therapies like ABA motivated Julia to pursue a career in the field and in 2013 she went on to earn her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, from The George Washington University. In 2014, Julia became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with Autism, Developmental Delays, and related Speech and Language Disorders across settings – schools, homes and the community.

Applied Behavior Analysis continues to guide and inform Julia’s commitment to providing comprehensive, research-based therapy programs to children with ASD. At Lindegard Therapy, Julia focuses on helping children who have behavioral difficulties, learn to be more independent through becoming toilet trained, eating a larger variety of foods and sleeping through the night.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her 2 Labradors – Gunner & Lady Bird exploring the Pacific NW!

David Garder

Co-Founder

M.S., CCC-SLP, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Speech Language Pathologist

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

David’s love of language inspired him to earn a B.A. in linguistics from SUNY, Albany in 2003. During his undergraduate studies, he became familiar with different theoretical frameworks that examine the universal structure of language. He wanted to apply this knowledge in a practical and meaningful way, so he gravitated to the field of Speech Language Pathology. In 2009 he earned an M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from California State University East Bay and has been treating children with speech and language disorders since. In 2018, David earned an M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University, and in 2019, David passed the examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

David specializes in helping young children with autism who have Apraxia of Speech learn to start making sounds and use words to get their wants and needs met. David combines principles of Linguistics, Speech Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis to help address speech needs in young children with autism.

When David is not working with kids, he enjoys fly fishing, white water kayaking and hiking.

Lauren Hyder

M.S., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Lauren studied language and its acquisition while at UCLA, earning her B.A. in linguistics in 2015. After graduating, she sought to work in a more applied setting and stumbled into Applied Behavior Analysis. She worked for 2 years at an Early Intervention clinic in Los Angeles and completed her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis. In 2019, Lauren moved to Portland to join Lindegard Therapy in providing effective therapy for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lauren passed the exam to practice as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in June of 2020. Lauren is passionate about helping young children with special needs gain language skills to improve their quality of life. As a behavior analyst, Lauren develops therapy programs to meet the specific needs of the child and their family members.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hiking, running, and painting.

Melinda Weilage

M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Melinda’s passion for science led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. Upon graduating, Melinda worked as a teaching assistant in the UC Berkeley anatomy lab and as a special education aide in school programs across the Bay Area. These opportunities ignited a love for education and social services, leading to the decision to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy

Melinda graduated in 2019 with her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University in Arizona where she concentrated in school-based pediatrics & upper extremity rehabilitation. Her partner’s medical career brought them to Portland where she applied her OT knowledge at the Multnomah Education Service District for students on the Autism Spectrum with severe behavioral support needs. Melinda brings over 6 years of hands-on experience in the field of special education as well as a strong foundation in developmental anatomy & physiology. She utilizes a holistic treatment approach to help children of all abilities develop functional living skills to thrive.

Melinda enjoys cooking Thai food, watching documentaries, and experiencing the natural beauty of the Pacfic Northwest.

 

Brittany Williams

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

In December of 2019, Brittany earned her Bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in theology from Whitworth University. Prior to working at Lindegard Therapy, Brittany found her passion for helping children through her various work opportunities with school-aged children in the Spokane area. She is excited to start her new journey in ABA after being introduced to the field from a friend. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, doing yoga, and exploring new spots to find good coffee or food!

 

Carly D’Ewart

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Carly has always had a deep love for working with children and helping people. In 2016, Carly earned a Bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in family relations at California State University, Chico. After graduating, she worked for a non-profit organization where she focused on helping children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Carly moved to the Portland area at the beginning of 2020 where she began working with children with autism. It was here that Carly developed an interest in teaching children with special needs as well as supporting their families. 

When not working Carly enjoys listening to podcasts, painting, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Jennifer Sanche

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

After finding herself constantly fascinated by human behavior especially in child development, Jenny obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta with a major in psychology. She began her academic journey researching and applying evidence-based interventions for children with developmental disabilities within the classroom environment. Jenny has honed her skills working in a variety of inclusive and special education classrooms for 2 years, discovering her passion in supporting children’s functional learning, life skills and communication needs. Jenny joined the team at Lindegard in 2020 and is pursuing a masters in applied behavioural analysis.

In her spare time Jenny loves art, training and hiking with her Australian Shepard, Finley, and continuously exploring the pacific northwest in all its natural beauty.

 

Leanne Bergman

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Leanne began working as a Behavior Therapist in 2012, serving children and adolescents with autism between ages 2 and 18. She has worked across a variety of environments including preschools, homes, and in-clinic. Leanne brings energy to her sessions and is not afraid to get creative in quirky ways to connect with children and make learning fun. She loves to make kids laugh but is very serious about providing quality services in which clients gain communication, social, and functional daily living skills. She believes listening and understanding are most important when working with kids with ASD, and she is proud to be part of a compassionate team that sees each client as an individual with unique needs and learning styles. Leanne earned a B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she is originally from and is now very enthusiastic about living in the Pacific Northwest and plans to further her education here.

Outside of the ABA field, she is passionate about rescue dogs (she has two German Shepherds), the environment, animal welfare, and social justice issues. She loves being married to her best friend, adventures, memoirs, TED talks, and people with a great sense of humor. People she admires include: Brene Brown, Michelle Obama, and Dr. Megan Miller. Her weaknesses are technology and coconut milk matcha lattes!

 

Raymond Chen

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Raymond obtained his Bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon where he majored in psychology with an emphasis in child development and a minor in computer science. Prior to joining Lindegard Therapy he worked as a Behavior Technician in homes for a company in Portland, Oregon where he discovered his interest and passion in working with children with ASD. 

In his off time, Raymond enjoys working out, traveling, and trying out new foods.

Our Mission Is To Provide A Professional, Compassionate And Honest Approach To Therapy. 

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