Rebecca “Becca” Bender

M.S., E.D., CCC-SLP

Prior to her beginning her postsecondary education, Rebecca spent time volunteering and working with children with different needs for years. That experience served as the motivation for pursuing her career in Speech-Language Pathology. Rebecca completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Longwood University in Virginia in 2015. She completed her Master of Science in Education at Old Dominion University 2017. She initially worked with adults in a skilled nursing facility, but following a move to California, began working in an Early Intervention setting.

Rebecca recently began working for OTG in 2022. Some of the populations that she has worked with in the past include those with ASD, Down syndrome, Language Delays, and a variety of genetic disorders. She brings lots of fun and high energy to her therapy sessions while also aiming to structure her sessions to be as neurodiversity affirming as possible. Rebecca plans to complete further education in the areas of pediatric feeding and gestalt language processing in the near future. When not at work Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and being outside camping or hiking.