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Tyla Ballantyne

Tyla Ballantyne

Tyla Ballantyne

Tyla holds an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters in Applied Behaviour Anlysis, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been working with children between the ages of 18 months and 16 years old for the last six years. Her focus is on Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, developmental and learning difficulties, as well as behavioural problems and language delays. She currently works as a Developmental Therapist in schools and in private homes, providing one to one therapy and running social groups. She is trained in applied behaviour analysis, sensory integration, social integration and various other interventions associated with Autism.

Tyla is also a Counsellor, working at schools and in private practice. Her counselling focuses on the effects of divorce, anxiety, trauma, social difficulties and career counselling for high school students. She also conducts educational assessments. Support for parents and siblings of children with Autism is also available. Tyla works as a Special Education Needs Co-ordinator in schools, supervising inclusive education programmes for children with special needs.

Tyla has experience at The Red Cross Children's Hospital, in the USA and in Cape Town, as well as at Valkenberg Hospital, where she volunteered for two years. She also runs work shops and training in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Tyla works in Cape Town full time.

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