ABA Lead Therapy Assistants at O.R.L.

Claire McLaughlin, CBT

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.

 

 

 

Aisling Wiles, CBT

Lead Therapy Assistant

Aisling graduated from Washington State University in 2015 with a degree in Human Development. While attending Washington State, she became interested in working with children with autism during an internship where she was able to work alongside some therapists. Aisling has spent a number of years working with both children and families, which is something she enjoys. Aisling is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis through the University of North Texas.  Outside of working, Aisling enjoys being outdoors, crocheting, and hanging out with her niece. 

 

 

 

Brenda Taylor, CBT

Lead Therapy Assistant

Brenda ventured to the Pacific Northwest in 2012, moving from the mountains of Arizona. She has 3 children at home, 2 boys and 1 girl. She has long had an interest in the field of Early Childhood Intervention, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Education. Her goals became closely involved with Autism Spectrum Disorder after receiving an Autism diagnosis for her daughter in 2013. She enjoys time spent outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and exploring with her children. When she is not spending time outdoors, reading is the next best pastime. Brenda soon plans to begin her graduate studies in Behavior Analysis.

 

 

 

Amy Stoddard, RBT, CBT

Lead Therapy Assistant

Amy began working with children with autism while at Illinois State University. Throughout college she worked with the nearby Autism Society as well as provided respite services for families with children with autism. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2009 with a BS in Health and Education Services. She then began working at a therapeutic day school for kids with autism in the Chicago suburbs, and continued working there until moving to Seattle in the summer of 2015. At this school she had a range of roles, including Lead Classroom Aide and Adapted Art Specialist. Since moving to Seattle she has continued to work in the field in a variety of settings, before beginning at Organization for Research and Learning (ORL) in the fall of 2018.  Amy is very passionate about working in creative ways to help her clients and their families.  Amy soon plans to pursue her graduate studies in behavior analysis as applied to social justice and the criminal justice system.