Dr. Cara Marker Daily is a licensed pediatric psychologist with over 20 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience with autism in the home, school, hospital, and community settings. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Daily is also the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism. She has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism, published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs, and authored the book, The Key to Autism: An Evidence-based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children and Adolescents. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety, and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio, including hosting the radio show, Wonderfully Made, a program for families and children with special needs. Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children's Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, and the Ohio Psychological Association. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 501
Dr. Elizabeth C. van der Oord is a licensed psychologist at Daily Behavioral Health. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from The University of Akron (APA accredited) and completed a health psychology predoctoral internship (APA accredited) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center with rotations in the General Medicine Clinics, Pain Management Center, and Recovery Resource Center. Dr. van der Oord completed two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships at Daily Behavioral Health and Baldwin-Wallace University Counseling Services. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Ohio Psychological Association, the Society of Counseling Psychology, and APA Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology). She has experience treating children and adults with chronic medical conditions; grief and loss; anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders; autism spectrum disorders; and sports injury and performance concerns. Areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of adults coping with medical conditions, chronic pain, issues of wellness and health promotion (smoking cessation, weight reduction, stress management, etc.), and relationship issues. < Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 503
Dr. Leslie A. Netland is a psychologist who received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, earned a M.S. in Community Mental Health from Northern Illinois University, and his doctorate from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited). He completed his internship through North East Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) (APA accredited) with rotations at Blick Clinic and Portage Path Mental Health Center. He has worked both administratively and clinically throughout his career in state hospitals, a county jail, community mental health centers, nursing homes, and private practices. He is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) consultant and previously managed and provided services to twenty EAP contracts. Dr. Netland holds memberships in the American Psychological Association (APA), The Ohio Psychological Association (OPA), and the Cleveland Psychological Association (CPA). Within OPA, he serves on the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) committee and the Colleague Assistance Program. His areas of interest and expertise include marital and relationship dynamics, anxiety and mood disorders. effects of trauma, spiritual issues, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, health psychology, the gay-lesbian-transgendered. Dr. Netland currently serves on the Board of Lutheran Family Services. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 516
David Gray is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Daily Behavioral Health. He is also the program director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center. He received his master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of Akron. He's spent the last 15 years working in various community mental health settings with a primary focus on facilitating counseling and intensive behavioral interventions for at risk youth in both the community and residential settings. For the last 5 years, David has served as a clinical supervisor and more recently the Director of Staff and Milieu Development for Beech Brook, a local community non-profit residential treatment program. He was selected to participate in a National Council for Behavioral Health learning community around the provision of Trauma Informed Care. He is also a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer. David's areas of clinical interest include: anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), family dynamics, and training and supervision. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 506
Dr. Meagan Adley is a licensed psychologist with Daily Behavioral Health. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Dr. Adley earned her Master of Science and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. She completed her predoctoral internship at OhioGuidestone and her postdoctoral fellowship at Daily Behavioral Health. Her interests include assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the treatment of ASD and anxiety disorders. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 508
Dr. Nicole (Nicky) Kline is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Daily Behavioral Health under the supervision of Dr. Daily. She received her undergraduate degree from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and her master's and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Kline completed an APA-approved Psychology internship at OhioGuidestone in Cleveland, Ohio with specialties in the area of assessment of behavioral and emotional difficulties in children and adolescents and providing psychotherapy to children in underserved communities as well as those who have experienced trauma. Her dissertation research was in the area of assessing perceived competence, parenting stress and relationship satisfaction in parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her areas of interest include diagnostics of ASD and related disorders in children and adults, and providing psychotherapy and behavioral services to children and adolescents who are affected by mood difficulties and developmental or intellectual disabilities. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 518
Amanda Livengood is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the primary supervisor for Daily Behavioral Health's autism center-based program. Amanda earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from John Carroll University. She completed post-graduate training in behavior analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology and achieved board certification as a BCBA in 2015. Prior to coming to Daily Behavioral Health, Amanda worked at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a behavior therapist at the Lerner School, as a group facilitator for a social cognitive training program, and as a behavioral consultant for the Outreach Department. Amanda specializes in treating autism spectrum disorders utilizing the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to include functional behavior assessment, discrete trial instruction, functional communication training, task analysis, and pivotal response training. Amanda has experience working with children and adolescents along the autism spectrum, from mild to severe, in the home and school settings. She strives to design socially significant programming that will foster meaningful outcomes for the individual and their family. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 502
Lisa Freed is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Daily Behavioral Health and at the Building Behaviors Autism Center. Lisa completed her Master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism at Ball State University. Lisa achieved board certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and as a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) in 2014. Lisa is also a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer. Prior to coming to Daily Behavioral Health, Lisa worked as a behavior specialist at the Monarch Center for Autism specializing in functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, and functional analysis of challenging behavior. Lisa has experience working with children in school, home, and residential settings and strives to establish programming that is meaningful to the child and their family. Lisa specializes in treating autism spectrum disorders using evidence-based practices including but not limited to: functional behavior assessments, discrete trial training, functional communication training, pivotal response training, task analysis, and visual supports.
Amanda Meyer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Daily Behavioral Health. Amanda earned her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Autism Treatment Specialty from Sage Graduate School. Amanda achieved her board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) in 2014, and as an Ohio behavior analyst (COBA) in 2016. Prior to coming to Daily Behavior Health, Amanda worked at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, and at The Kidslink School as an Education Coordinator and Supervision Training Director. Amanda has experience of working in many different settings with children at all ends of the autism spectrum, including in-home, center-based, and in-school settings. Amanda enjoys training families and other professionals about the application of behavior analysis. Amanda’s goal for all of her clients is to create a wholistic, evidence-based, program that encompasses social, behavioral, and life skills, that also incorporates the strengths and preferences of the client.
Samantha Platko is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Daily Behavioral Health. She earned her Master’s degree from Mercyhurst University in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. During her graduate studies, Samantha researched Discrete Trial Instruction at her place of employment, the Robert Benjamin Wiley Community Charter School. Samantha achieved board certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and as a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) in 2016. In addition, Samantha is certified in the state of Ohio in Early childhood (PK-3) and as an Intervention Specialist. Throughout her career, Samantha has worked with children on the autism spectrum in home and school settings, as well as children with emotional disturbances. Samantha utilizes a wide range of evidence-based practices including natural environment teaching, discrete trial training, pivotal response training, functional communication training, functional behavior assessments and a range variety of visual support systems. Overall, Samantha strives to create programming that supports children’s strengths and integrates family members to establish generalization of skills.
Dr. Aletta Sinoff is a Licensed, Certified Speech/Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst –Doctoral. She is the past Director of Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. Early in her career, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She achieved Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst in 2005. She has over 25 years experience as a Speech/Language Pathologist serving young children and their families. Dr. Sinoff provides assessment and therapy for a range of developmental speech, language and communication disorders and behavior challenges. She consults to families, schools, and personnel who serve people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In 2002, she was appointed Assistant Director to start the Early Childhood Program at Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The program grew rapidly and attained an excellent reputation for early intervention and preschool education, both nationally and overseas. As Director of the Center for Autism, she was responsible for overseeing the education of 105 students, ages 2-22, at the Lerner School. During her tenure, the Center achieved first time accreditation from The Joint Commission as a Behavior Health Care Program. Dr. Sinoff enjoys presenting on topics in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is a member of a number of professional organizations. In 2012, she received the Milestones Professional Excellence Award for her exceptional contribution to autism services in the region. Her second son, an adult with autism, inspires her journey to serve individuals and families who live with autism, and the people who guide and assist them. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 509
Blaze is a black Yorkipoo who was actually purchased at a school auction for Messiah Lutheran School in Fairview Park. He was named after the Messiah Lutheran Trailblazers and occasionally makes appearances at the school as well as at Daily Behavioral Health. Kyro is a white Coton de Tulear who was donated to Daily Behavioral Health as a therapy dog for children with special needs. He was named by one of our clients who put the name "Kyro" in a bowl when we asked for ideas for a puppy name. Kyro in Japanese means dependable and the early Christian symbol of Chi Rho means Christ. Kyro typically visits when Dr. Daily is in the office and when requested by some of our social skills group activities.