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.
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.
She may be reached by calling (541) 357-8720 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Wilkinson is one of the founders of the boot camp who now resides in Portland but remains committed to consulting and supporting the camp behind the scenes through clinician training and consultation.
Emily worked exclusively for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (LBLP) for three years as a clinician, test administrator, instructional pacer and a trainer for new employees. She is well versed in each of their program offerings and excited to bring the programs to Eugene in a year-round capacity to serve students who struggle with language/reading comprehension, spelling, writing, and math skills.
In addition to her work at LBLP, she also worked at USC in Disability Services and Student Athlete Support Services and for the University of Oregon as a learning specialist. She currently remains a consultant for ABC and Asperger Support Network but works full-time as an ABA therapist at a clinic in SW Portland.
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 Arm Works Therapy in Portland.
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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