ABA Lead Therapy Assistants at O.R.L.

 

Kody Barton

Lead Therapy Assistant

Bio:  Kody is a Midwest transplant and graduate from Iowa State University. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art in painting and drawing in 2011, and moved to the northwest to be a part of the progressive culture in the area.  Kody has worked for ORL since August 2014. Working with children and families affected by autism has provided a wonderful opportunity for Kody.  He enjoys expanding and integrating his skills and attitudes from the art world in an active and beneficial way for children. Kody has a culinary background, and enjoys making art, watching films, playing pool, and an occasional night of dancing.

 

 

Joana Bednar

Lead Therapy Assistant

Bio:  Joana began working for Organization for Research and Learning (ORL) in May 2014 while completing her Bachelor’s degree.  She graduated from Seattle University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and her Bachelor of Arts in English.  Although English was her initial focus in school, she decided to pursue Psychology in order to help people directly.  She aspires to go back to school next year and pursue a graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as earn her BCBA certification. In her spare time, Joana enjoys playing a round of golf, hiking, running, reading, and writing short stories and poetry.

 

 

Carly Beaulieu

Lead Therapy Assistant

Bio:  Carly has been with ORL since the spring of 2014.  She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in psychology, and has plans to further her education.  She has experience working as a behavior job coach for adults with developmental disabilities at a day program.  After having a daughter of her own, she discovered her passion for working with children.  She especially enjoys helping children grow as individuals and discovering their potential.  Carly enjoys time with her daughter and partner, being active outdoors, and reading to relax.

 

 

Claire McLaughlin

Lead Therapy Assistant

Bio:  Claire has been in the professional mental health field since 2009, and has been with Organization for Research and Learning (ORL) since 2013.  A Pacific Northwest native, she spent 5 years split between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA while getting her Master’s in Clinical Psychology.  Growing up in a large, busy family, she enjoys multi-tasking and staying busy. She enjoys the personalized nature of one-on-one intervention and finding the joys and passions of her clients. Paradoxically as a social introvert, she spends her free time doing art projects, relaxing in nature, or at live music shows with friends.

 

 

Kyle Hurt

Lead Therapy Assistant

Bio:  Kyle has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in human-centered design and engineering from the University of Washington. From 1997-2007 she worked with various families in the Washington, DC area, babysitting for children ages 0-10. After moving to Seattle and receiving her master’s degree in 2009, Kyle spent 5 years working with technology, researching customer behaviors and designing software products to match their needs. In 2014 she chose to return to her behavioral sciences roots as a therapy assistant at Organization for Research and Learning. When not at work, Kyle enjoys playing music and spending time with her two pugs.