Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the developer of the Early Achievements intervention model. She is the founder and director of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Landa obtained her Masters of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She served as a speech-language pathologist in an urban public school system before taking a faculty position at the Washington State University. She later completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Genetics and Developmental Neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Landa's passion is to create innovative ways for children to become all they can be. She is dedicated to finding new ways to help children overcome barriers to success, learn more effectively, and live more fulfilled lives. As her research identifies effective interventions, she is expanding her work to develop and evaluate professional development programs that help teachers and early child care educators use these interventions in their classrooms.