Academic Boot Camp is a clinic located in Eugene, Oregon, that specializes in customized reading, writing and math programs for students diagnosed with differences generally associated with Asperger Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, hyperlexia and disorders not otherwise specified (NOS).
Please feel free to explore our biographies, program offerings and resource pages for more information. It would be our pleasure to speak to you about any questions you may have about how we can best serve you.
After years of working with students who struggled with various learning disabilities who seldom had access to the individualized instruction they needed, Emily pursued an M.S. in Reading and Writing from the University of Southern California to discover how to best serve her clients. During her studies, she also worked for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (LBLP) where she worked as a clinician, tester, instructional pacer and trainer. She is fully versed in each of their programs and is convinced that they are among the most effective curricula that exist to help students fill gaps and strengthen weaknesses in phonemic awareness, reading, writing and math. At the Academic Boot Camp, she implements and supervises four of Lindamood-Bell’s programs.
In addition to her work at LBLP, she also worked at USC in Disability Services and Student Athlete Support Services. She moved to Eugene five years ago to work for the University of Oregon as a learning specialist. She left the Ducks in 2011 to later join the Asperger Support Network and begin Academic Boot Camp.
She loves exploring Oregon with her trusty and sweet dog, Dexter, and her husband Brian, a physical therapist who teaches at Lane and works at Willamette Hand Therapy in Eugene.
She may be reached by calling (541) 357-8720 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jillian Schmidt is a clinician in our Academic Boot Camp as well as an instructor for our social groups on our Asperger Support Network side. She has a strong background working with individuals with unique academic needs and has a passion to see students succeed as independent learners. She is well versed in the research behind each program and works with students in our comprehension programs, decoding programs as well as the math program.
Jillian has a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia as well as dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English from Gettysburg College. Prior to her move to Oregon, Jillian was a community college instructor specializing in writing classes for students with learning disabilities and differences. She has over a decade of tutoring experience, covering a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. She and her computer programmer husband, Kyle, first fell for Eugene during a cross country tandem bike ride. They now happily call it home and live with their quirky dog Karou and a rather ridiculous number of books, bicycles and frisbees.
We will be adding additional staff as needed who will be trained by Emily. Our staff training is quite thorough to insure that your student is given the most effective instruction possible.
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