Tyla Cousins

Occupational Therapist
Lives on Peramunk land (she/her)

Tyla is an empathetic and passionate pediatric Occupational therapist that enjoys working with children. She has worked with children from as young as 3 months through to teenager but specialises in working with children up to 8 years old. Tyla enjoys working with children to achieve the best outcomes and be the best them they can be, through working in partnership with families where they are at. 

Tyla has worked in the NDIS space for 10 years, having previously been a support worker for children as the NDIS rolled out into South Australia. Since becoming an Occupational Therapist she has been working in paediatrics in community, hospital and non-for profit sectors. 

Tyla has a wide range of experience with different diagnoses including, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, cerebral palsy (and early detection of), brain injury, down syndrome and more. She has training and experience in feeding, early infant development, sensory processing, emotional regulation, equipment prescription, toileting, sleep, attachment, trauma and many other areas. In addition to this she has specialised skills and experience in paediatric rehabilitation, and concussion management to allow those children and families who have experienced significant injuries and events to achieve their goals and return to their community. 

Outside of work, Tyla is an avid reader and outdoors person, enjoying her roles within surf life saving and her local AFL club. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Early childhood intervention 
  • Infant development 
  • Equipment prescription 
  • Social and emotional development 
  • Developmental and functional capacity assessments (paediatrics)