Eugene Clinic Staff
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.
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!
M.S., CCC-SLP, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Speech Language Pathologist and 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.
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.
Amanda discovered her passion for helping kids and adults with disabilities while volunteering at a therapeutic riding center as a leader and sidewalker for two years. This led to the pursuit of a dual Bachelors’ in Psychology and Equine Studies through Asbury University in 2018, teaching as a certified therapeutic riding instructor and volunteering at the Special Olympics twice. During an internship in the outpatient setting of hippotherapy, she was exposed to speech, occupational, and physical therapy which ignited her desire to pursue therapy as a career. In December of 2020, she graduated with her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from North Central College with a focus on school occupational therapy.
Amanda enjoys going to the beach, exercising, reading and hanging out with friends.
While pursuing a degree in Psychology, Sierra knew she wanted to use her education to work with children, so she aligned her coursework heavily with child development. When she took a course that introduced her to Applied Behavior Analysis, she was hooked! She graduated in 2020 from The University of Oregon and became a Behavior Interventionist later that year. Sierra joined Lindegard in early 2021 and currently serves children in the Eugene area.
In her down time, Sierra enjoys being a plant mom, taking care of her pet fish, playing guitar, journaling and doing yoga.
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.
Carly was recently accepted into Montana State University’s ABA Mastered program.
When not working Carly enjoys listening to podcasts, painting, and spending time with family and friends.
Since working as the program director for a youth summer camp throughout high school, Erin has had a passion for working with people. While in college, Erin worked with individuals with advanced dementia and teenagers aging out of the foster care system. After taking a class on children and youth with disabilities, she knew she had found the type of work she wanted to do. Erin graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. She moved to Eugene to pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis shortly after. Erin plans to continue her education in graduate school.
In her free time, Erin enjoys exercising, drawing, kayaking, and visiting her family on the Oregon Coast.
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