Leah Friedman, PhD Office and Other Patient Information
Leah Friedman, PhD Biography and Info
Leah Friedman, PhD, is a board-certified behavior analyst and special education teacher with specialized training in toddler development and early intervention services. Dr. Friedman focuses on working with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or developmental disabilities and their families. Her areas of expertise include:
- Applied behavior analysis
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Verbal behavior development
- Early intervention
- Parent education and training
- Early childhood and special education
I was born and raised in Jacksonville and am excited to put my skills and experience to use helping children and families here in my hometown. Outside of work you can find me spending quality time with family and friends or playing with my two golden retrievers, Max and Sam.
My philosophy of care consists of utilizing evidence-based practices to offer children and their families the best opportunity to meet individualized goals. As a former teacher, I place high value on considering the needs of the family along with the needs of the child.
My treatment approach consists of increasing socially significant behaviors in young children while decreasing problematic behaviors as well as coaching families in how to help their child in the home. I believe a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach promotes long-term desirable outcomes and fosters an environment in which any child can flourish.