Dr. Lindsey D. Bardwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Lindsey D. Bardwell obtained her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University, where she double-majored in Psychology and Philosophy. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Art degrees in Psychology and Philosophy, Dr. Bardwell was admitted to the School Psychology Program at Oklahoma State University. In December 2010, Dr. Bardwell received her Master of Science Degree in School Psychometrics and continued on to receive her doctorate in Educational Psychology (with option in School Psychology) in May 2014. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree, Dr. Bardwell completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Florida State University Louise R. Goldhagen Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center (FSU MDC) during the 2013-2014 academic year. While at the FSU MDC, Dr. Bardwell worked with children and adolescents in need of diagnostic evaluations and therapy, conducted comprehensive evaluations through the Autism and Attention Disorders clinics, and received extensive training in the ADOS as a part of a multi-faceted Autism evaluation. In addition, Dr. Bardwell worked in a local rural school district providing systems-level consultation in academics and behavior and completed individual evaluations and therapy.

Dr. Bardwell’s doctoral training at Oklahoma State University had a behavioral emphasis with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. Bardwell developed and implemented evidence-based treatments for a variety of academic and behavior concerns and provided extensive systems-level consultation to schools across the state of Oklahoma to assist them in developing Response-to-Intervention (RtI) programs focusing on both academics and behavior. Dr. Bardwell’s doctoral dissertation focused on increasing implementation of academic interventions in schools by developing a strategy to increase treatment integrity for teachers.  Dr. Bardwell continued to utilize these skills during her pre-doctoral internship by developing and implementing empirically-supported interventions and consulting with teachers and parents seeking help with various academic and behavior problems. Dr. Bardwell’s experience working in the schools allows her to provide more effective consultation and recommendations to teachers and parents. Dr. Bardwell understands that for children to be successful, clinicians must understand how to help them function in a multitude of settings, most important of which is the school setting.

Dr. Bardwell’s approach in therapy and assessment is primarily behavioral, providing therapeutic interventions based upon evidenced-based practices. Dr. Bardwell is primarily concerned with utilizing interventions and providing recommendations that will generalize to other settings and prove successful for the client and their family. Recommendations take into account the client’s strengths and available resources and address all areas of concern addressed through the evaluation process.