Jessica Beard is a primary ABA line therapist at Live Oak. She graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She is completing her externship this Fall for her Masters in Special Education with a focus on early intervention. She will graduate from the University of New Orleans with her Masters in Special Education in December 2017. She is also taking classes towards a BCBA certificate online from the University of West Florida. Before coming to Live Oak, Jessica worked for the New Orleans school system as an inclusion teacher. She also has experience doing ABA therapy in other clinical settings, in schools, and in homes. Jessica values the multi-disciplinary approach that Live Oak offers, and looks forward to being a part of the Live Oak Team!
Jessica is new to the North Shore, but so far she enjoys spending time on the lake. She enjoys spending time outside and going on new adventures. She loves to travel and explore new places.