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
Amy Herr is a Licensed Independent Social Worker at Daily Behavioral Health, providing individual and family counseling. She received her master’s degree in Social Science Administration (social work) from Case Western Reserve University in 1998. Most recently Amy has completed coursework towards becoming a certified Biblical counselor. Amy’s entire career has been spent working in the community mental health setting with a primary focus on providing counseling and completing comprehensive mental health assessments for children with complex behavioral health histories. Amy’s areas of clinical interest include: anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Amy has a special interest in providing Biblical counseling for adults and families as well. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 508
Ruth Yarnevic is a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist at Daily Behavioral Health. She received her M.A. in speech-language pathology from The University of Akron. Prior to coming to Daily Behavioral Health, Ruth worked in the public school setting, serving students with a wide range of communication needs. Her current areas of interest include assessment and treatment of receptive, expressive, and pragmatic (social) language skills, and articulation (speech sounds). She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and The Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 512
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. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 511
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. Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 505
Christina Schaefer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Daily Behavioral Health. Christina recieved her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida and earned her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University. Christina has experience working with children and adolescents of all ages in daycare, classroom, and home settings. She specializes in providing research-based techniques to children with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
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 named after the Messiah Lutheran Trailblazers. Blaze occasionally makes appearances at Daily Behavioral Health just for fun. 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.