Tyndale’s Psychology program is one of the few undergraduate programs in Canada that gives students opportunities to gain practical as well as research experience. Tyndale University College undergraduate students have the opportunity to run a social skills summer camp for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
With a staff ratio of 1:1 there is much interaction, and the children are able to develop social skills. All honour students complete a research project and have the opportunity to present it at three academic conferences both in Canada as well as the United States. The program offers everything a student needs to find a successful job in their field and a spot in exciting graduate programs around the world.
Many graduates work in autism clinics as well as in child therapy treatment centres, senior care homes, hospitals and with social services. Sara Smallwood [BA Hons. 2014] is working for KidSolutions, a clinic for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She reflects, “I love how every day is a puzzle to be solved.” Cory LaFlair [BA Hons. 2015] wants to eventually open up his own clinic in Chicago combining the experience he had while working in Dr. Azarbehi’s clinic in Canada with his experience in the United States. He is currently working on his Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.