Welcome To Our Clinic

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.

Our Core Values

The 5 C’s

Consistency

All of us, kids included, learn through repetition, and therefore consistency is key to providing effective therapy. Our sessions are routine-based which keeps kids on track and optimizes learning opportunities for successful treatment outcomes. 

Collaboration

Integrative collaboration is built into our therapy model to ensure that goals are being addressed through a multi-disciplinary lens – Rather than sending families to multiple therapy clinics to meet their child’s needs, we provide all necessary services in house for your child to thrive – Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST) & Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Child-centric care

Good quality therapeutic services center around the individual child and their therapy team – every child is different and requires a unique approach to therapy; we provide ongoing support and intensive supervision to ensure high quality of care. Each child receives the one on one attention that they need to succeed and each clinician receives ongoing direct supervision beyond board standards.

Community

At Lindegard Therapy building a sense of community is as important for each child as it is for each therapist to foster an environment conducive to growth and understanding. Everyone has individual strengths that should be recognized and nurtured.

Clinician development

All of our clinicians are dedicated and compassionate when it comes to working with kids and families. Child development is our focus and professional development helps clinicians provide more effective treatment to meet the goals we set for our clients.

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 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.,

Speech Language Pathologist

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.

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.

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.

 

Our mission is to provide and nurture an environment where all children can learn and grow to reach their full potential.

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