Eyas Landing Directors

Eyas Landing Directors

Dr. Laura Mraz, OTD, OTR/L

Executive Director – Occupational Therapist

I really enjoy seeing the growth within our children and families each year, but it is also incredible to see the growth and transformation within our therapists as they thrive in our supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Integration (SIPT) Certified
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • DIR/Floortime
  • The Intentional Relationship Model
  • Leadership and Management
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Dr. Kelly C, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Director of Eyas Landing – Speech Language Pathologist

I really enjoy seeing the growth within our children and families each year, but it is also incredible to see the growth and transformation within our therapists as they thrive in our supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.

Clinical Expertise

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Feeding
  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • PROMPT Certified
  • Beckman Oral-Motor Certified
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TaMia L. W, M.S.W., M.A. of Ed.

Director of Merlin Day Academy

Working collaboratively to support children with achieving their goals is the epitome of what influences my experience with Eyas Landing. The integrative and whole-child/family-centered approach is what really energizes and motivates the continued success we see in children.

Credentials and Certifications

  • Director of Special Education Endorsement
  • General Administrative (Type 75)
  • School Social Worker (Type 73)
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Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Dr. Heather H, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Department Lead

Being able to see the children flourish and the families prosper through the collaboration and efforts of the team mentality that Eyas Landing has is the biggest reason I love working at Eyas Landing. The passion, dedication, and continued efforts of all team members are very inspiring and motivational.

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Early Intervention
  • DIR/Floortime
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Jessica H, OTA

Head of Program Development, Occupational Therapy Assistant

I enjoy coming to work day in and day out knowing that I have a strong community of people that advocate and support each other, whether it be the client’s families, co-workers or supervisors. The support and collaboration that Eyas Landing provides is outstanding.

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Dr. Lauren A, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

The thing I most enjoy about working at Eyas Landing is interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. We utilize a comprehensive approach to support our clients and their families, which is seen by the carryover of skills across disciplines and sessions.

Clinical Expertise

  • DIR/Floortime
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Early Intervention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
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Rebecca R, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I have always had a passion for working with children and discovered the role of OT while working in the schools post-undergrad. I loved the idea of utilizing science and creativity to provide holistic therapy. I strive to provide high-quality care while supporting my clients in maximizing their individual potential and leading a self-empowered life.

Clinical Expertise

  • Occupational Therapy
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Hannah P, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

When I was 18, I was visiting my family in Spain. I went with my little cousin to one of his Occupational Therapy appointments and I absolutely fell in love with the profession. Ever since then it has been my passion to work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
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Makayla T, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Growing up I had a lot of opportunities working with children and young adults through community events/outreach and realized I had a passion for helping others. In undergrad, I enrolled in a health professions seminar where I got the opportunity to learn about various health professions…

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
  • Therapeutic Groups
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Cara W, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

I decided to become a therapist because I wanted to help others. Working with children was a very easy decision for me because I truly enjoy the interaction with them and seeing their progress and growth. Each child is unique…

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Integration
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Handwriting Without Tears
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Allie Ward, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I decided to become a therapist because I have a brother who is neurodivergent and he didn’t have many of the resources that are available now when he was a child. I was inspired to help other families/children in similar situations and come up with solutions to help them participate in all of their daily occupations fully.

Clinical Expertise

  • IRM
  • Rehabilitation
  • Working with Clients with ASD/ADHD
  • Handwriting
  • Oncology Patients
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Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

Amanda W, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Department Lead

What I enjoy most about working at Eyas Landing is getting to work with the most remarkable children, families, and co-workers. Working in a multidisciplinary clinic has provided me the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other disciplines.

Clinical Expertise

  • Early Language Development
  • Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders
  • Autism
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Speech Sound Production (Articulation, Phonological, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
  • Early Intervention
  • Fluency
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
  • Parent Education
  • Feeding
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Nicole R, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I’m excited to be joining a multidisciplinary team at Eyas! I look forward to working with the kids in order to give them the tools they need to achieve their goals. I’m also excited to learn from other team members to further develop my knowledge and expertise.

Clinical Expertise

  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
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Elizabeth M, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I was excited to join the Eyas Team. The feeling of being welcomed and excited about joining the team made me feel at home. I love the excitement when you walk through the doors and the smiles on the kids’ faces when they enter.

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Cognitive Communication
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Molly R, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I was drawn to Eyas Landing for the opportunity to be surrounded by supportive and passionate team members. I look forward to learning and collaborating with other professionals!

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Feeding
  • Infant/Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Autism
  • Language Development
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
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Julia A, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I was drawn to the field speech language pathology for so many reasons. As an SLP, of course, I am endlessly interested in communication, linguistics, and cognitive science. More importantly…

Clinical Expertise

  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
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Brittney M, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

As the child of first-generation immigrants, English was not my first language. This affected my ability to effectively communicate with others when I started attending school. However, despite the language barrier, I developed a love for books and literacy-based activities. Eventually, English/Language Arts became my strongest subject in school. When applying to colleges…

Clinical Expertise

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Articulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social/Emotional Disorders
  • Diverse Populations
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Katie C, M.S., SLP-CF

Speech-Language Pathologist

I completed my 12 week medical externship placement at Eyas. As a masters student, I was drawn by Eyas’ collaborative environment and passion towards the children they help…

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • AAC
  • DIR Floortime
  • Medically Complex Individuals
  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Social Pragmatic Language
  • Feeding
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
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Briana C, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I first encountered the field of speech-language pathology from my aunt, who attended Illinois State University for the speech program. She encouraged me to take an introductory course for speech and language. After completing my first speech and language introductory course as a freshman at Illinois State University, I grew to like the field and decided to pursue it as a career.

Clinical Expertise

  • Articulation
  • Language
  • Fluency
  • Social/Pragmatic Disorder
  • Behavior Intervention
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Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists

Dr. Kathryn M, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

I have been interested in physical therapy ever since witnessing my dad participate in intensive inpatient rehab following brain surgery in 2007, when I was in junior high. I watched him learn how to walk again and have pursued it ever since. My passion for working with children grew as I coached gymnastics for 5 summers throughout college, following my 16-year gymnastics career. I pursued pediatrics throughout PT school and had 2 out of 3 clinical experiences be in the pediatric setting. My first job out of school was in pediatrics as well, providing me much needed experience to be a qualified therapist for you and your child. I am so excited to help your little one accomplish their goals in therapy and in life!

Clinical Expertise

  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
  • Toe-Walking
  • Developmental Delay
  • Evidenced Based Practice
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Amy K, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

I believe in the power of movement to soothe the body and mind. This is what led me to becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. After spending 20 years as a High School Math Teacher, I craved a way to educate others on ways to improve their quality of life through movement. My experiences as a teacher, yogi, jogger and lover of the outdoors…

My Eyas Landing

I am excited to be part of the multidisciplinary Eyas Landing team to serve children and their families. I have seen the smiles and care given by staff while at Eyas Landing and know that the impact is profound.

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Social Workers

Social Workers

Noah G, MSW, LICSW

Department Head of Social Work

I was inspired to pursue a career in social work by a former MSW supervisor I had while employed at a residential school for children and adolescents during undergrad. Her combination of clinical expertise and advocacy for the families served as a pillar for the agency’s treatment team, and I found myself attempting to emulate her approach in my work. Throughout my last 12 years in the social services field…

Clinical Expertise

  • Behavior Modification
  • Treatment Plan Development
  • Multi-Disciplinary Interventions
  • Crisis Prevention/Safety Planning
  • Clinical Management and Supervision
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Shelby H, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

When I was completing my undergraduate degree, I worked in a daycare center with two-year-olds, and it is from there that my passion for working with young children developed. In college, I discovered social work and realized it was the perfect field to combine my love of interacting with children through play and helping them grow to reach their full potential….

Clinical Expertise

  • DIR Floortime
  • Infant and Toddler Mental Health
  • Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultation
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Group Therapy
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Mary P, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a teacher turned social worker after realizing all the non-academic factors that impact kids reaching their full potential.

Clinical Expertise

  • School Social Work
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Angelica B, LSW

Social Worker, Therapy Case Manager

I love everything about social work and I’m so excited to be working in this new role! Previously I was an EI Service Coordinator and I’ve also worked in medical social work with the VA.

Education

Master of Social Work,
Dominican University

Bachelor of Social Work,
The University of Alabama

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Kelly R, MSW, PEL

Social Worker, Therapy Case Manager

I chose to become a school social worker because I value the opportunity to build relationships with students and their families. I really value the school setting as it is where children spend a great deal of time and have the opportunity to build social skills and emotion expression/regulation skills.

Clinical Expertise

  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Small Group Therapy
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Madison (Madi) S, LSW

Social Worker

I decided to become a therapist because of my passion for mental health. When I entered undergrad, I thought that I wanted to be a forensic psychologist like Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, but quickly realized how much schooling that would require. However, I took many courses during that time that introduced me to the complexities of the human brain- specifically the many different mental disorders. I was familiar with depression and anxiety, as I have personal experience with both, but I did not know much about other illnesses. The more I learned, the more it made me realize how much I wanted to help individuals who might be suffering from those illnesses.

Clinical Expertise

  • CBT
  • Trauma
  • SEL
  • ABA
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Teachers

Teachers

Colleen C, M. Ed

Special Education Teacher

I’m the Special Education Teacher for Green Pod. This is my 9th year teaching. Prior to joining the Merlin team, I spent 6 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in an ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) classroom at a charter school in Brooklyn, NY. Before teaching in Brooklyn, I did Teach for America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For undergrad, I went to the University of Pittsburgh and majored in psychology. I recently completed a dual master’s degree program at Touro College in special education and general education.

Education

Bachelor of Psychology,
University of Pittsburgh

Master of Special Education and General Education,
Touro College

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Valerie B, M. Ed

Special Education Teacher, Therapy Case Manager

I became an educator 14 years ago, and have been helping young people grow and learn ever since. I first worked with English language learners, and then pursued a M.Ed. in special education. To be an effective teacher, you need to learn about your students as individuals with unique experiences and needs. I work closely with my students and their families to set academic and personal goals, and then teach the skills and strategies needed to meet them. For learning and growth to happen, I create a space in which students feel safe to explore.

Education

Masters of Education in Special Education,
Long Island University-Brooklyn

Bachelor of Arts Dual Major in Economics/Literature,
Marlboro College

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Valerie B, M. Ed

Special Education Teacher

It was always a passion to help other people.

Clinical Expertise

  • DIR Floortime
  • Play Therapist

Professional Goals

  1. Having my own private practice and developing interdisciplinary approach to work with children.
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Nutritionist

Nutritionist

Mary G, BS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I decided to become a dietitian to combine my love of science, health, and food. When working as a clinical dietitian, I found my passion in pediatric nutrition, especially with new food introduction and food chaining.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition,
Health and Wellness & Coordinated Dietetic Internship,
Northern Illinois University

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Behavior Analysts

Behavior Analysts

Jacqueline M, MA, BCBA, LBA

Department Head of Behavior Therapy, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

I chose to pursue my Bachelors degree in Psychology because I grew up in a home with a grandparent who suffered from Schizophrenia. Because of her, I knew I wanted to work in mental health from a young age.

Clinical Expertise

  • Naturalistic/Child led instruction
  • Verbal behavior
  • Toilet Training
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Kevin S, MA, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I began working at Blue Bird Day as an RBT while I finished my masters and studied for my BCBA exam. After passing the exam, I applied for a position at Eyas landing.

Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical emphasis and experience in discrete trial teaching
  • Functional communication training
  • Instructional control
  • Pairing procedure
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Rory C, M.Ed., BCBA

Behavior Analyst

When studying to become a special education teacher, I began working as an RBT to gain more hands-on experience with individuals on the spectrum. I not only fell in love with working with this population but also appreciated the transformative progress that is possible when working with clients one-on-one!

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Verbal Behavior Approach
  • Discrete Trial Training
  • Parent Training
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Mary Kate D, M.Ed., BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I started working in ABA in 2013 without any knowledge or experience of the field. I quickly developed a passion for the field, the kids we work with, and eventually decided to pursue a graduate degree…

My Advocacy

I am a fan of One Tail at a Time – I have fostered a few furry friends through them.

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Ashley B, M.A., BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I fell in love with the science of behavior analysis as an undergraduate student doing my first internship in a special education classroom! I knew from the first week of the internship I wanted to become a BCBA.

My Professional Goals

To grow professionally as a clinician, engage in ethical practices, and become more versed in the science of behavior analysis as the field is growing.

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Behavior Therapists

Behavior Therapists

Sadie M, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

I enjoy working with people who share a passion for progress among clients. What I love the most about working at Eyas Landing is the sense of community and collaboration when working with our clients.

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavior Management and Reduction
  • Discrete Trial Teaching
  • Natural Environment Teaching
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Gabriel G, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

I started off school working with cars and soon realized I wasn’t helping someone face-to-face, so I decided to switch majors and chose Behavior Analysis. After attending my classes, I noticed that it was a women dominated field, as I was one of two males in the class. Therefore, it hit me that this field needs more males, which is why I decided to pursue this field. Furthermore, I started working with kids with Autism and realized how much of our help they need and they wouldn’t develop skills and grow without our dedication for them.

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
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Sophia M

Lead Behavior Therapist

Clinical Expertise

  • Behavior Therapy

Nathan B, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Throughout my life I have worked with children with developmental disabilities. Starting at Community Mental Health in Michigan working in a respite program, I was able to first experience my ability to impact early learners in their growth. Going through my education at Michigan State University, I was fully able to explore the best way I could make a direct impact on Children with disabilities. Through peer advisers and other mentors, I was shown that working as a behavior technician could be the way for me to further my career making a impact on the early intervention development of clients.

Clinical Expertise

  • NET
  • DTT
  • ABA
  • PFA
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Lorena A, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I have just started working for this company but from past experience, I can already tell that everyone is very hardworking and passionate about child development.

Clinical Expertise

  • Behavior Therapy
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Hayley G, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Ever since starting my job at Eyas Landing, I am amazed by the support around me! Everyone is so kind and I feel that I am already learning a lot. Our kiddos love to come to Eyas everyday thanks to the therapist’s dedication and team collaboration!

Clinical Expertise

  • Behavior Therapy
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Nallely H

Behavior Therapist

I majored in Exercise Science at Concordia University Chicago with the intention of applying to PT school. However, during my college career, I found a passion working with children instead. This drifted my aspiration of becoming a physical therapist because I found myself enjoying educating children and keeping them physically active. My interest then began working at recreational facilities, specifically advocating to improve children’s confidence and develop their abilities.

Clinical Expertise

  • Play and interactive skills
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Gross motor skill development
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Victoria (Tori) Z

Behavior Therapist

I graduated from the University of Tennessee last May with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. I spent the last year as a lead teacher for a Pre-K classroom. I am hoping to become a clinical mental health counselor in the future.

Education

Bachelors of Art in Psychology,
University of Tennessee

Jordyn H

Behavior Therapist

I started working as an ABA therapist in a high intensity environment with extreme aggressive, destructive, or dangerous behaviors. Seeing the differences our work can do for these individuals and their families provides me with a deep sense of satisfaction and pride.

Education

  • ABA
  • Sensory Integration
  • Environmental Antecedent Identification/Reduction
  • Seizure Comorbidity
  • De-escalation Techniques
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Nina H

Behavior Therapist

I started working in-home sessions initially. It has been such a rewarding experience getting to work with all these different individuals and seeing how they grow and develop through ABA therapy…

Professional Goal

My professional goal is to go get my Master’s in the near-future in either Applied Behavioral Analysis or Speech Pathology.

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Julian U

Behavior Therapist

I have always been passionate about working with children and trying to help people in need. After going to school, I realized that Behavior Therapy is perfect for me! I get to do…

Professional Goal

  • Become a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst.
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Desyrae B

Behavior Therapist

I decided to become a therapist when my sister started within this field and told me I could be a good fit. I then I started to fall in love with the feeling this job gives.

Clinical Expertise

  • PEC Training and NET Training with kiddos between the ages of 2-5 and ages 17-20.
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Matthew T

Behavior Therapist

I been in special education field for 10 years and those 10 years have interested me in understanding behaviors of kids with special needs from a therapeutic perspective.

Professional Goals

  • My professional goal is to be a certified RBT and use that certification in school and work to be a BCBA one day.
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Ivory F

Behavior Therapist

I have always had a passion for both psychology and working with children. Ultimately, what drew me to ABA is the opportunity it offers me to help others while simultaneously gaining experience in the field of psychology. Since I have began my my career in ABA…

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Tomika S

Behavior Therapist

I have a deep passion for working with children. My first experience working with children was a few years ago when I became a Disabilities Paraprofessional at a daycare center. Knowing that I put happiness, courage, knowledge, and motivation inside of the lives of the children I work with is what motivates me. My goal is to gain as much wisdom, knowledge, and experience possible in the Autism Intervention field.

Professional Goals

  • My goal is to become certified as a Behavior Therapist; also to open up a business in the near future as the CEO/Founder, dedicated to children on the spectrum.
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Mercedes R

Behavior Therapist

I just completed my bachelors at the University of Illinois Chicago with a major in human development. I will soon be applying to graduate school for masters in nursing in hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse. I was previously a daycare teacher as well as volunteered alongside a child life specialist and will continue on with my volunteer work in pediatrics. I am looking forward to learning about the different therapy fields here at Eyas Landing!

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Emily G

Behavior Therapist

While I’ve always known that I wanted to work with children, it has been a journey figuring out exactly how I wanted to do this. I am currently pursuing a career change, from nursing care into developmental therapeutic care, where I hope to develop better connections with the kids I work with, and have a more direct effect on their everyday lives.

Education

Masters of Science in Nursing,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelors of Arts,
Psychology and Philosophy,
Connecticut College

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Theo P

Behavior Therapist

I have over seven years of working with children and I’ve always been the most impacted by my students with disabilities. I want to help them navigate the world and make it more inclusive for them.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Theatre,
University of Iowa

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Teara (Hadassah) B

Behavior Therapist

I have worked in ABA therapy for a year and eight months and before that I worked in special education as a substitute teacher, teachers assistant and a one on one in the education system. Other than ABA I am interested in neuropsychology, gardening, and traveling.

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Therapeutic Assistants

Therapeutic Assistants

Erin M

Lead Therapeutic Assistant

Working in a variety of schools (public, private, and Montessori) with children was an amazing experience. To see and be a part of a child building their skills is a privilege. It is what I learned I loved most, working with children of any ability. I hope to better hone my skills working with the team at Eyas Landing.

Education

Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology,
Carthage College

Credentials and Certifications

  • Substitute Licensure
  • Mandated Reporter

My Advocacy

My Professional Goals

  • My goal is to become a Behavioral Therapist.
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Kyle P

Therapeutic Assistant

I was recently an intern for a my capstone class at UIC, working here at Eyas Landing for a total of 300 hours starting back in August 2021.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology,
University of Illinois at Chicago

My Professional Goals

  • To work as a pediatric occupational therapist.
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Jesse N

Therapeutic Assistant

I have always wanted to be in a profession that helps people and I fell in love with psychology when I took my first psychology class in high school.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
With concentrations in Mental Health and Neuroscience,
Roosevelt University

My Professional Goals

  • In the future I would like to apply and attend grad school to become a therapist.
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Jesse J

Therapeutic Assistant

After going to school for some time and working with kids in a camp setting almost my whole life, I wanted to continue bring this light of love and understanding to anyone in need of it. I’m interested in pursuing a career in therapy and I love working with kids!

My Advocacy

My Professional Goals

  • I want to develop my professional skills, and in the future I would love to work on going back to school.
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AriteJa M

Therapeutic Assistant

I decided to become a TA because I am hoping to gain more experience in the field for when I go back to school for my Master’s degree.

My Professional Goals

  • I hope to become a psychologist, but I am unsure of the specialty, yet.
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Aaron H

Therapeutic Assistant

I have always loved helping others, and working as a paraprofessional across several schools in Central Florida demonstrated to me how rewarding it is to work one-on-one with kids to help them reach their fullest potential.

My Professional Goals

  • My professional goal is to become a behavioral therapist.
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Sonia Z

Therapeutic Assistant

I have always wanted to work with children, since they are the most vulnerable in our society. I also hope to make family life better by offering essential support, services, and resources to the children and their parents.

My Professional Goals

  • I am still figuring out what my exact career goals are, but I know I want to work with children in a clinical setting. I hope that this position will open me up to new perspectives and eventually help me go to grad school to fulfill my career goals.
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Keya P

Therapeutic Assistant

I’ve had my eyes on the TA role ever since I was in my undergraduate studies. This therapeutic assistant opportunity will allow me to further enrich my experience in the pediatric population and provide an overall strong foundation for me in my future in OT school as well as when I practice as an OT. I’m excited to be a part of the team at Eyas Landing and hope to learn a lot while working with a variety of clients!

My Professional Goals

  • To become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist!
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Lynwellyn G, PEL

Therapeutic Assistant

My first experience working with youth was in an extended day setting over 16 years ago and I loved the atmosphere and opportunity to see youth grow and achieve their goals.

Credentials and Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Illinois Paraprofessional Educators License
  • Youth Work Certification
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Eliza Z

Therapeutic Assistant

Growing up, I have always been involved with competitive sports, meaning that I have had my fair share of injuries. The physical therapy side of rehabilitation has always interested me and lead me to learn about Occupational Therapy.

Professional Goals

  • I am currently an Undergraduate student at UIC on the pre Occupational Therapy track. I will be finishing up my third undergraduate year and getting ready for graduate school soon. Luckily, I have been admitted into UIC’s GPPA program for Occupational Therapy so I will be studying in the city for the next couple years!
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