QUALIFICATIONS:

SCHOOL: Matriculated at Herschel School, Cape Town, as Head girl (1981).

UNIVERSITY COURSES

BSc OT, 1985 (UCT)

Adv Dip OT – Neurosciences, 1991 (WITS)

Adv Dip OT – Perception 1993 (WITS)

MSc OT, 1993 (WITS)

POST GRADUATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COURSES

Sensory Integration Therapy (1989)  www.instsi.co.za

Neurodevelopmental Therapy - Basic Paediatrics (2000) www.sandta.org.za

Neurodevelopmental Therapy - Baby Treatment Course (2003)

DIR/Floortime Basic and Fellows certification courses through Profectum Academy, NJ, USA. (Dec 2012 – Dec 2013)  www.stanleygreenspan.com

OTHER COURSES/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Journey Practitioner (Studying with Brandon Bays – 2004 & 2005)  

www.thejourney.com

  • Certified Bodytalk Practitioner – Modules 1,2,3,4,6,7 (2006 to 2010).  

www.bodytalksystem.com

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • BURNLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lancashire, England (1986) Working in geriatrics.
  • RED CROSS WAR MEMORIAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL - Cape Town (1987) - Working in the area of Burns and Learning Disabilities.
  • PAEDIATRIC PRIVATE PRACTICE – Johannesburg (1988 to present)
  • Working with learning disabilities, developmental delay, Autism, Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, At risk Babies. Working more specifically with babies and toddlers for the past 10 years.
  • VOLUNTARY WORK:
  • Sunshine Centre Association Outreach – Eldorado Park (1996)
  • Baragwanath CP Clinic Working with severely delayed babies (2003)
  • Ethembeni Salvation Army Orphanage for abandoned babies (2004).
  • LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS: 
  • “Sensory Integration with Babies” – SAISI AGM 1993
  • “The Link between SI and NDT” - International NDT Congress, Cape Town, 1994.
  • “Developmental Dyspraxia” – SAISI (1994)
  • “Perception – Treatment Approaches” – WITS (1995)
  • “Miller’s Assessment for Preschoolers” – WITS (1995)
  • “Sensory Defensiveness in Babies” – SAISI Treatment Course (1995)
  • “Report Writing Workshop” – Sunshine Centre Outreach, Eldorado Park (1996)
  • “Sensory Stimulation Intervention” – INSTOPP Baby Course (1997)
  • “Development of Hand Function in the First Year of Life” –  (1998)
  • “Enhancing Your Child’s Play Enhances Their Development” – Sister Lilian Workshop (1998)
  • “Early Stimulation” – BABY EXPO (1998)
  • “Prevention is Better than Cure: How to prevent developmental difficulties in babies and toddlers” - Moms and Tots Workshops Parent Talk (1998)
  • “Making the Most of the Early Years” – Early Intervention Workshop (1999)
  • “The Role of the Sensory System in the Development of Postural control and Movement” – SAISI AGM (1999)
  • “The Importance of Early Stimulation” – International Association of Infant Massage (1999)
  • “Normal Development and Stimulation” – Association for Childbirth and Parenthood Seminar (2000)
  • “Early Intervention” – University of Pretoria, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative communication, Early Intervention Seminar (2000)
  • “A Holistic Approach to Early Intervention” – Two day Workshop, Pietermaritzburg (2001)
  • “Engaging With Children” – SAISI AGM (2001)
  • “Making Sense Of My World” Dvd Presentation - Sensory Integration Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (July 2003)
  • “Warning Signs and Early Intervention” – SAALED (2003)
  • “Sensational Children: Stimulating Development in Children through Touch” – Johnson and Johnson Workshop (2004)
  •  “Practical Guidelines In The Treatment Of Babies With Sensory Regulatory Difficulties” - SAISI AGM May 2006
  • The Ball and Beat Holiday Programme: 4 to 10 years” – Working with Children on Balls and Drums (2007)
  • “Goal Directed Infant Intervention” – ISIT (2007)
  • “The Art of Sensory Integration” SAISI AGM (2008)
  • “Working with the Younger Child: Assessment and Treatment of the 0 to 4 year old” (2012 and 2013)
  • MAGAZINE ARTICLES:
  • YOUR BABY MAGAZINE – 2000  “In Touch With Your Baby” – Stimulating the Sense of touch during daily routines - A Series of six articles.
  • YOUR BABY MAGAZINE – 2001  “Sense Abilities – Tips on Sensory Stimulation” – A series of four articles.
  • REMSPECED – 2002 “Sensory Regulatory Difficulties In Babies” - Understanding The ‘Fussy’ Baby
  • SAISI Magazine – 2000  “A Sensory Integration Approach With Infants And Toddlers”.
  • PURE Nutrition Newsletter – 2012  “The Fussy Feeder”
  • EXTERNAL EXAMINER WITS – Advanced Diploma in Perception – (Nov 2007, Nov 2008, Nov 2009).
  • CLINICAL SUPERVISION – NDT Bobath Basic Course, October 2011 and April 2012, May 2013.
  • MEDIA:
  • Radio:

Radio Safari – Interview on Sensory Integration 1998

Radio 702 – Weekly tips on stimulating a baby’s development– September 1998

  • Television:  eTV: Great Expectations – “Special Needs Baby” (May 2010)
  • eTV Great Expectations – “Your Baby’s Senses” (April 2011)
  • eTV Pamper’s Monday Minute – (Feb 2013)
  • CONSULTANTCY: Pampers Institute – Panel of Experts (2012)