My name is Candice Voss, I have a psychology background and have worked as an au pair, facilitator at mainstream schools and as a therapist at a specialised therapy intervention centre for children with social, emotional, communication challenges and behavioural difficulties. For the past several years I worked at an NPO focusing on Autism, family support, parent and professional workshops, behaviour management, school support and training as well as support at Tygerberg Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Content-Kids is my private practice where I focus on parenting support, inclusive education and teacher support as well as special needs support with a specific focus on autism, behavior management and alternative communication systems.
I am passionate about parenting and am a mother of 2 amazing children. I have focused on behaviour management for many years, if you can get your child’s behavioural challenges under control parenting becomes a lot more enjoyable.
This can be achieved through understanding your child, positive parenting, putting up boundaries as a parent and creating routines in the home that will help your child feel secure and able to grow in independence. Parenting is hard work but can be a lot of fun too.
What to expect as a first time parent
Baby sign language
Playing with your child
Specific childhood difficulties (anxiety, adhd, emotional regulation, helping your child to listen, house rules, childrens chores)
I have a special interest in inclusive education and feel strongly that all children have the right to an education. Children all learn differently and at different paces and there are many strategies that can be implemented to embrace this.
This means equipping and supporting schools, teachers, teacher assistants and facilitators to use inclusive teaching tools and methods. It is hard to contain my excitement for inclusive education and what teachers could be doing in their classes. As well as educate and assist teachers with their IEP needs.
Classroom strategies for the struggling child
Facilitation placement and training
I have had international and national experience with Autism as well as Down Syndrome. I have been privileged enough to have been able to dedicate a few years to truly trying to understand Autism and Down Syndrome. Parenting is overwhelming, parenting a special needs child means that you really need so much more support than anyone can comprehend.
There is often a team of people supporting each special needs child, but there is not a support system for the parents of those children. Special needs children often have many different therapists that they go to, but not many people spend time explaining those therapies to the parents. I hope to bridge this gap between therapists and parents as well as support parents in their journey with their special needs children, especially those that have children with communication barriers.
Alternative communication strategies
Au pair training and support
I work at Cape Town Therapy Hub on a Tuesday afternoons and consult closely with Naomi Botha from Speak Autism
Cape Town Therapy Hub is a therapeutic center located in Green Point. The Center offers psychological services, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dietetics, diagnostic educational assessments, parent support as well as autism support. Therapists are all part of a multidisciplinary team who have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with families and children. The vision of Cape Town Therapy Hub is to offer professional and personalised therapeutic services to clients in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Naomi uses a wide range of tried and tested key support strategies and teaching tools, for supporting and meeting the individual needs of our children with Asperger which falls on the Autism spectrum. She uses developmental and behavioural approaches to focus on the individual differences of each child; providing relationship based interventions with the goals of releasing potential, increasing understanding, developing confidence, improving skills and changing behaviour
Behaviour management in the classroom
Inclusive Strategies for the classroom
What is Autism
What is Autism (Children 3-6 years old)
What is Autism (Children 6-14 years old)
What is Autism (Teenagers 15-18 years old)
Teacher support meetings can be arranged to discuss specific students in class, brainstorm inclusive strategies, behaviour management strategies as well as deepen understanding of differently-abled learners.
Therapy sessions are an hour long and can take place at my offices in Bergvleit or Sea Point
R500 per hour and R250 per half hour thereafter
R500 per hour and R250 per half hour thereafter
Billed hours include travel time
AA rates may apply
Workshops costs vary depending on the size and length of workshop.
Parent workshops are roughly R250 per family
Please contact me for teacher workshops and student talks.
If you have any quiries please contact me