Tyra has professional experience in working with Early Intervention as a Special Instructor, Behavior Specialist Consultant, ABA, Parent Coach, and Autistic Support Disorder Coordinator in Philadelphia. Worked in conjunction with Elwyn Services, (NET) Northeast Treatment Centers, Department of Behavioral Health, Community Behavioral Health, and Partnerships in Philadelphia.Tyra also works with families and children by using positive behavior and cognitive strategies. Providing (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis in promoting interactive daily routines. Providing conflict resolution and anger management style practices for adolescents and teens. By creating healthy choices and solutions. Partnered with the schools and universities for implementing Teen Program in violence prevention and awareness. Mrs. Johnson is the Founder and President of a non-profit organization that educates the community; women, children, and teens about domestic and teen dating violence and sexual abuse. Being a survivor of domestic violence, Tyra wanted to teach others how to become self-sufficient with learning the signs of domestic violence, educating themselves on what to do whenit happens, and learning to become independent and successful with resources. Tyra received an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.A. in Business Management, and MS in Psychology Walden University. She received the Women's Opportunity Awards from Soroptimist International Five Points Magenta, where she is President. Tyra received Certificates in Domestic Violence Training from Women against Abuse; Parent Educator Ambassador; from the Black Alliance for Educational Options, Business Management; Wharton Small Business Center; The Women Development Center in Philadelphia. Servant leadership Award from Opportunity Inc., Image Award by State Representative Vanessa L. Brown, 190th District, and 2015 Power Voice Award given by Women's Way. She is active in domestic violence prevention advocacy, behavioral and mental health transformations.
This course expands the conversation beyond treatment teams to support families and prioritize the needs of children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or mental health dual diagnoses. As social workers, therapists, and counselors, we do not have the skillset of BCBA’s when treating ASD and other related behavioral disorders. Helayna Banks, Tyra Johnson, and Dr. Carla Smith provide unique perspective to BCBA’s role in treatment and the specifics around assessment and diagnosis.