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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration (SIPT) Certified
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • DIR/Floortime
  • The Intentional Relationship Model
  • Leadership and Management
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Dr. Leah D, MA, BCBA, OTD, OTR/L

Clinic Director – Occupational Therapist & BCBA

There are so many things I enjoy about Eyas Landing, but my short lists includes our culture—seeing everyone have the client’s best interest at heart; our families—the devotions our families have to their child and seeing how their work reaps so many benefits; the progress—how our clients, families, and therapists evolve from collaboration, mentorship, and care.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory integration with managing challenging behaviors (These interventions are not behavior-analytic in nature and are not covered by my BACB credential)
  • Social emotional skills
  • Executive functioning skills
  • School-based services
  • Leadership and management
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Dr. Kelly C, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinic Director – 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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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 Special Education

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 F, 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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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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Dr. Stephen B, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I used to work for Eyas Landing about three years ago as a BT. Looking forward rejoining the Eyas team!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • Cognition
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Dr. Erin S, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I completed my 14 week doctoral internship at Eyas Landing with a focus on program development, leadership, and advanced clinical practice within sensory integration. I am so excited to re-join the team as an Occupational Therapist and continue to grow and learn.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • IRM
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Sensory Integration
  • Trauma Informed Care
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Dr. Sarah B, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Beginning at a young age, I had the pleasure of spending summers alongside a family member with autism. Each summer, I gained a greater understanding of sensory processing, as well as increased knowledge of adapting/modifying activities and environments to assist in improving overall function. My occupational therapy journey began primarily because of my cousin and the wonderful summers we spent together. Throughout my occupational therapy practice, I seek to promote fun, engaging, and holistic therapy personalized to each client. It is an absolute joy to witness successes of children and families!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Social and Emotional Skills
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Linda M, OTR/L, MS

Occupational Therapist

I worked at Blue Bird Day Northcenter for 3 years before taking a break to spend time with family during Covid. I missed Blue Bird/Eyas Landing and decided to return!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration
  • DIR Floortime
  • Intentional Relationship Model
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Feeding
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Community Integration
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
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Jamie Y, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I knew early on I wanted to pursue occupational therapy after I observed a therapy session of two brothers while on a mission trip to the Philippines. That experience really resonated with me and how occupational therapy can be used to help someone achieve or improve functional in all aspects of their life.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration
  • DIR Floortime
  • IRM
  • Handwriting Without Tears
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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…

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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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Rhonda W, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Though I am relatively new to Eyas, I feel as though I have been here for a long time. The team at Eyas goes above and beyond to support their staff both professionally, and when necessary, personally. I enjoy learning with my coworkers and working in an exciting and fast-paced environment with a lot of opportunity for growth.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Wilson Reading Program
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
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Mary Grace D, MS, CCC-SLP/L

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am so excited to be a part of the Eyas Landing team! I love that I will be working with a multi-disciplinary team to help our kids reach their goals and that I continue to learn from my team members everyday.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Early Language Development
  • Articulation
  • Social Language
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Cognitive Communication
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Carmela L, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a new speech-language pathologist at Eyas Landing and I am so excited to get to know and support the children, families, and staff here!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • AAC
  • Medically Complex Individuals
  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Social Pragmatic Language
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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!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Feeding
  • Infant/Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Autism
  • Language Development
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
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Sydney G, LCSW

Speech-Language Pathologist

I became a therapist because I always felt that helping people was what I did best. I love connecting with others and I always found a passion in using my skills to make people feel seen and understood.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Group Engagement
  • Crisis Intervention
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Art Therapy
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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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Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists

Dr. Irma G, PT, DPT

Department Lead of Physical Therapy

I chose Physical Therapy as my profession as a young college student. I always believed in helping others reach their potential. As a graduate student, I fell in love with pediatrics…

Clinical Expertise

  • Early Intervention (birth – 3 years old)  
  • Torticollis  
  • Therapeutic Handling
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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!

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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

Annie M, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I enjoy working at Eyas Landing because of the multi-disciplinary team that works together to provide the best care for our clients and their families. Eyas Landing supports not only youth in targeting goals but the entire family and support system.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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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….

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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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Andrew B, PEL-PC

Social Worker

I transferred to the college of applied health sciences during my sophomore year of college. Here, I began working closely with occupational therapists and physical therapists at clinics and hospitals around Chicago. Working with numerous clinicians and backgrounds, I found I most connected with social work…

Specializations/Interests:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Children (4-11)
  • Adolescents (age 12-18)
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Kelly R, MSW, PEL

Social Worker

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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Neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologists

Paige M, MA

Psychometrician

I wanted to become a therapist because I wanted to both work with children and be part of a helping profession. Growing up, I experienced distress and attended therapy. I had such a great experience I knew I wanted to do that when I grew up as well, so here I am in the process of obtaining my PsyD in clinical psychology.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Clinical Psychology
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Verbal Behavior Approach
  • Discrete Trial Training
  • Parent Training
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Behavior Therapists

Behavior Therapists

Dora O-H, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I have enjoyed working at Eyas because it has allowed me to do what I love and also have time to engage in outside of work activities. Eyas has opened a new world of resources for me that no other jobs have done before. Eyas is always looking to become better as well as its employees.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Psychology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Sadie M, RBT

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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavior Management and Reduction
  • Discrete Trial Teaching
  • Natural Environment Teaching
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • NET
  • DTT
  • ABA
  • PFA
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Gabriel G, RBT

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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • 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!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Behavior Therapy
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Alexandra M, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I always knew I wanted to help people and I thought it’d be through the law field. A little over two years ago I was introduced to ABA. At first I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but then I instantly fell in love with the field. Shortly after working in the field for a couple months, I knew that this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so I applied to grad school. I love what I do and I honestly couldn’t be happier to work in a field that makes me feel like I’m not even working.

Specializations/Interests:

  • DIR Floortime
  • Sensory Integration
  • Toileting
  • Maladaptive behaviors
  • PECS protocols
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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.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Play and interactive skills
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Gross motor skill development
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Yukari O, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Having been raised by deaf parents, I always wanted to get a job where I can help people who have communication difficulties. That is why I chose Speech-Language Pathology as my major, but I am also very interested in ABA since I have started working as an RBT.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Discrete Trial Training
  • Natural Environment Teaching
  • Behavior Reduction and Management
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Liam M

Behavior Therapist

I graduated from UIC in the Fall of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in General Psychology. I’ve always had a strong interest in the Psychology field…

My Professional Goals

  • To work in both physical health and mental health.
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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.

Clinical Expertise

  • 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 feel 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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Matthew T

Behavior Therapist

I went to school on a pre-law track wanting to work in family law. I then did research and found aba therapy and thought this would be a great way to work with kids and get some therapy experience. After I started working in this field I felt I was doing something that truly matters and wanted to keep at it. It has made me want to go back and get my masters in social work or psychology.

Credentials and Certifications

  • Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
  • HIPAA Certified
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Therapeutic Assistants

Therapeutic Assistants

Erin M

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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Rosselyn L

Therapeutic Assistant

During covid/quarantine I realized that Law was not the career I wanted to further pursue. I found that I have always loved to work with others and be able to see the progress in growth that I have helped them achieve. Working with children has always been a fun and exciting field for me, so when I saw the opportunity to further expand my knowledge, I wanted to take full advantage of it. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to be surrounded by different aspects of therapy and see how they all coincide together to grow myself and learn how I can better support those individuals who seek extra tools to succeed in life.

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies,
Iowa State University

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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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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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Madilyn M

Therapeutic Assistant

I am currently a student athlete at Loyola University Chicago studying exercise science in the Pre OT program. My goal is to become a pediatric OT in the near future. This is my first job related to my major and I am so excited to learn more and be a helping hand.

My Advocacy

  • Pro-Choice Advocate
  • Fashion Revolution #Whomademyclothes

My Professional Goals

  1. Become a pediatric Occupational Therapist!
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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

  1. I hope to become a psychologist, but I am unsure of the specialty, yet.
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Katie M

Therapeutic Assistant

While I do not know exactly what I want to do in the future, I am interested in speech pathology and child psychology. I am excited to learn more here at Eyas and help out in any way that I can! 

My Advocacy

  • Special Olympics
  • Best Buddies
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Diana C

Therapeutic Assistant

I started off college as a chemistry student. I realized I didn’t want to continue a career as a chemist because I’ve always found joy in helping people out physically and mentally. I decided to switch to psychology…

Professional Goals

After graduating, I will be working my way to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. After working as a COTA for a couple of years, I will then pursue my masters in occupational therapy to become a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist.

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Education

Education

Jennifer F, MEd, LBS1

Curriculum Coordinator

A multidisciplinary setting is such an incredible foundation for these kids to grow, learn, and thrive. Eyas has an amazing team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who all share the goal of helping our client’s reach their fullest potential in life.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Psychology
  • Behavior Management and Reduction
  • Functional Communication
  • Natural Environment Teaching
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Bria T

Therapeutic Tutor

Eyas Landing has allowed me to advance not only in my career but school as well. Providing RTI services at Augustus Tolton…

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,
Northern Illinois University

My Professional Goals

  • Complete school to advance my career and gain my M.Ed. and Ed.S. in school psychology.
  • Master my position as a Therapeutic Tutor by providing push in and pull out services.
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Jasmine B

Teacher

I had met an Occupational Therapist when my dad was diagnosed with MS. I found the profession inspiring and extremely beneficial to many different situations/circumstances. After taking an intro to OT class, I was determined to follow this path. I have seen firsthand how impactful therapy is and feel very strongly for the profession.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Psychology,
University of Illinois at Chicago

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