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LLA Spotlight: Nalaya Lind

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Nalaya Lind!

Nalaya is a Registered Behavioral Technician who has been with LLA for since May! She serves clients in our Fairlawn Clinic. She chose to become a therapist because she wanted to try her hand at a new career field that would challenge her and help her develop as a young professional. One of her favorite things about being a therapist is seeing the progression in her kids!

Let’s get to know Nalaya better!

Describe your role at LLA:

My role at LLA is a Registered Behavioral Technician, providing ABA services to our kiddos!

Would you rather have pizza or tacos?

Absolutely tacos. If there’s anything you need to know about me it’s that my absolute favorite food is tacos.

What is your favorite movie?

One of my favorite movies is actually a favorite from childhood that I still enjoy and can watch it over and over, James and the Giant Peach.

What do you do in your free time?

I spend most of my free time nowadays relaxing with my husband or playing with my pets! (I have a bird and a dog).

What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy with their kiddo?

My best advice would be to just hang in there! I know our parents can be overwhelmed at times, but the work we do here at our clinic really makes a difference for these kids and they will surely start to see results soon enough!

What is your favorite team?

I’m a browns fan by default because my husband has been a browns fan his whole life, but my favorite team is also the Miami Dolphins because my biological brother currently plays for them! #15

Are you an early riser or night owl?

Honestly neither, I thrive right in the middle of the day. But if I had to choose I’m definitely more of a night owl.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

It’s not necessarily inspirational but something that I align with: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” -Maya Angelou

What is the best therapy advice you have ever received?

The best therapy advice I’ve ever received would be from our BCBA’s Nick and Melissa. They both have been very supportive throughout my time here at LLA, and they both have told me at one time or another that to succeed in this field you really just have to try your best, give your best effort, and don’t be afraid to reach out when you’re struggling.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

I enjoy pretty much every pizza topping except anchovies and pineapples

Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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