Early Intervention Centres

Southern Suburbs

The Centre for Play and Learning
Trish Broderick      072 981 7633 Kenilworth
The Centre for Play and Learning offers both daily and weekly tutoring sessions in one-to-one and small group environments for children between the ages of 18 months and 9 years, who have difficulty with social interaction, communication and behaviour. Social skills sessions target appropriate and positive social interactions in groups of 2 to 6 peers. In addition, the Centre provides a specialised learning environment for Grade R to Grade 5 learners, catering for 5 to 11 years olds who have the academic capacity to follow a mainstream curriculum but who have social, emotional or behavioural barriers that are not conducive to successful learning in a mainstream environment.

Additional individual therapies available for Centre-enrolled learners include music therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.

A two-year tutoring internship programme is now offered at the Centre, following successful completion of our in-house training course, and we welcome applications from dynamic individuals with a tertiary education, who are interested in pursuing a career in working with children with autism spectrum disorders.

Veruschka Barends 082 821 4891 Claremont
Finds facilitators for families and families for facilitators
Karla Pretorius 082 309 8400 Plumstead
Hayley Norrie 084 562 9007 Wynberg
Holistic approach addressing sensory processing, behaviour management and play with visual support.
Chantel van Ginkel 021 712 3432 / 076 6357 994 Tokai
Caters for children and adults. Do training and workshops. Has support online support group for parents and an adult social group.
Simcha Van Bel-Du Plooy
083 722 4727 Claremont
A registered Counsellor and Psychometrist who has been working with children and families affected by Autism for over 10 years. She works as an independent consultant within the home and in the school environment with children and adolescents aged between 3 and 18 years of age. Simcha also works with parents and teachers in providing support regarding learning, behavioural, and emotional concerns.
Behaviour Therapist

Tyla Ballantyne                  071 895 7764                                                                                       Kirstenhof and Kenilworth

Designs and supervises ABA home programs

Autism 2 Learn

021 418 9919   079 483 4766                                                                                                          Home sessions in all areas

City Bowl

Kidstart +
Deidre Bester 083 395 9959 All Areas
Polka Spot Early Intervention
021 462 1508 Gardens
Multidisciplinary therapeutic intervention, providing Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutritional Advice and Psychological support as appropriate.

Northern Suburbs

Art Therapy
Riaan Vosloo 074 2766 6043 Durbanville
Their aim is to help individuals with autism through Art Therapy
SNAP Academy
021 975 7224 083 236 1766 Durbanville
One on one ABA tutoring, Foundation phase schooling (Grade 0-3), Facilitation of a child at mainstream school. Training programs.

Ankia Roodman                083 703 3780                                                                                                                 Durbanville

Atlantic Seaboard

Khuluma Education 

Video Modelling               071 523 5337                                                                                                                        Sea Point


Other Areas

ASAP Autism Spectrum Adaptive Programme
021 855 3296 Somerset West
Integrated approach using different therapies eg ABA.
Dream Tree
Janet Du Bois 079 866 8979 Somerset West
Independent private school for learners with autism 5-11 age groups. CAPS & TEP
Stellenbosch Centre for Early Intervention
021 880 1089 Stellenbosch
The Star Academy

Providing education programmes based on principles of applied behaviour analysis to children who present with Autism, language delay, developmental delay in communication, ADHD and any other disorder

 Head Office  011 440 7796 Johannesburg
Elpida Centre
022 492 3883 Janine Jerling                                All Areas
Child and Family Behaviour Specialist for 1-21 age groups
Acorn Academy
Manda Cnr Zeederberg and Theron Street Paarl
Behaviour therapy and school for children with learning disabilities (mainly Autistic children): highly recommended.