Dr. Leah Dunleavy, MA,BCBA, OTD, OTR/L

Clinic Director, Occupational Therapist, BCBA

Credentials

Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis
with a Certificate in Autism
Ball State Universit

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Ball State University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Florida International University

Specializations/Interests

  • Therapeutic Listening (These interventions are not behavior-analytic in nature and are not covered by my BACB credential)
  • Handwriting Without Tears (These interventions are not behavior-analytic in nature and are not covered by my BACB credential)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • School-based occupational therapy
Where are you from?New York transplant to South Florida
What did you study?Clinical Psychology, Dance, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Occupational Therapy
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.Working in a summer camp and seeing how children’s responded to occupation-based interventions.
What do you specialize in?Sensory Integration (These interventions are not behavior-analytic in nature and are not covered by my BACB credential); Behavior Modification
Coffee or tea?Tea!
Favorite therapeutic swing?The rainbow (acrobat) swing
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?Completing my doctorate and specialization in applied behavior analysis
Books or movies?Books
Where would you go on your dream vacation?Croatia
Favorite children’s book?Animalia by Graeme Base
What skill are you most proud of?Management of challenging behaviors
Winter or summer?Summer