Hala Slim

Position: Instructor Therapist
Categories: Behavioural Therapy

Hala has been working as a special educator for over a decade. She has experience working with children and youth with learning, intellectual and cognitive disabilities to overcome their academic and behavioral challenges through assessments, one-to-one sessions and classroom settings. In addition to Specific Learning Disorders, Hala’s expertise covers a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, ODD and Williams syndrome.

Hala holds a Bachelor of Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Disability Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning Disabilities and Giftedness. Hala speaks English, French and Lebanese (Arabic).

“I chose to work at ACT as I wanted to shift from the inclusive schools’ settings to a workplace dedicated only to children with special needs, as well as getting to know the field of Autism from a new and in-depth perspective.”

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?
Fennec fox

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Lasagna

What’s your favourite holiday?
Christmas

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Hala Slim

Instructor Therapist

Hala has been working as a special educator for over a decade. She has experience working with children and youth with learning, intellectual and cognitive...

Hayley Whalen

Position: Senior Therapist
Categories: Behavioural Therapy

Hayley has been working with children for nearly a decade and has specialized in ABA since 2019. Hayley graduated from Trent University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Education. She is currently working towards a Master of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University and is expected to graduate in 2023. Hayley enjoys spending her time with her golden retriever, Gus.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

Bora Bora

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Monkey

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza

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Hayley Whalen

Senior Therapist

Hayley has been working with children for nearly a decade and has specialized in ABA since 2019. Hayley graduated from Trent University with a major...

Helen Lweyeman

Position: Classroom Assistant
Categories: Entry to School

Helen holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Childhood and Youth Studies. She is fluent in both English and French. In her spare time, Helen loves cooking African food and blasting loud music to put some groove in the house!

“I love my team and the children, everyone is amazing.”

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

AFRICA!

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Giraffe

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chapati with meat all day!

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Helen Lweyeman

Classroom Assistant

Helen holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Childhood and Youth Studies. She is fluent in both...

This post is also available in: French