Julia Linden, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
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. In 2019, David plans on sitting for his exam in Applied Behavior Analysis and earning his Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification.
While working for a small ABA Therapy company in Washington, DC, Julia discovered an untapped interest and fascination in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Witnessing the results of robust research-based therapies like ABA motivated Julia to pursue a career in Special Education where she earned her Masters degree and dual teaching certification in Early Childhood Special Education, from The George Washington University. Julia became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014. She has over 7 years of experience working with children with Autism, Developmental Delays, and related Speech and Language Disorders and her experiences range from home-based ABA therapy to school-based ABA to teaching in inclusive and special education classrooms. Her breadth of practice allows her to approach each family and child as individuals. Applied Behavior Analysis guides and informs her development of comprehensive, research-based programs for children, while her experiences and background in early childhood special education allow her to look at children with a wide lens. A solid understanding of both child development and special education are crucial components to working with families and teaching children skills that are developmentally appropriate as well as functionally and socially significant.
David Garder, M.S., CCC-SLP, M.Ed.
Speech Language Pathologist