I graduated from the University of Bern in 2016 with a master’s degree in clinical and developmental psychology. Subsequently, I completed a postgraduate diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Queens, Belfast and became certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) in 2018.
I have been working with children with autism since 2010. Before joining the team at the Autism Therapy Center in Zurich in 2015, I gained valuable work experience with neurotypical children through a variety of teaching positions at day cares, schools and learning institutes. Additionally I spent three summers working as a camp counselor at a camp for youth with autism in Canada. Since 2019 I oversee the annual fall camp of Autismus Deutsche Schweiz.
In January of 2019 I founded Silja Wirth Beratung to provide ABA therapy and early intervention to children with autism and their families in the Bern-Fribourg-Solothurn region.
Working with children with autism and their families has been my passion for many years. Each child is unique and every family brings their own strengths, qualities, questions, and challenges to the table. I like to provide individualized services and tailor each program to the needs of the children and their families. ABA is serving me well for this purpose, as it allows me to analyze the behavior of each child individually and develop a solution that works best for them, their families, and their schools.
I have been living in Bern for twelve years. I am fluent in German and English. In my free time I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family, friends and godchildren.