Since graduating from UCT in 2000 I have worked in the area of Speech and Language difficulties.
I am passionate about treating children early and helping support families so the best outcome possible is achieved. My strengths are early diagnostics and seeing the child holistically. Having worked at and run an under 5 clinic in London treating a wide variety of Speech and Language difficulties whist working with families and supporting them my love for this area continued to develop.
I have two children of my own so also understand what it is like to try and teach children in a fun way that is practical and fosters learning and creativity whilst supporting other caregivers involved in the process. My therapy approach involves learning through play whilst focusing on the child’s self-confidence as paramount. Since working in a school setting, I have learnt a great deal from collaborating with teachers, other therapists, remedial staff etc. It is such a privilege to be in such a rewarding job. I have treated a wide range of speech and language difficulties and love the fact that no case is the same and each child is unique and trying to bring that uniqueness out whilst helping them thrive.
I am in Private Practice based at Little Bosch and have been working in the school setting both at Rondebocsh Boys’ Preparatory School and now focusing on Little Bosch for 10 years. My speech therapy partner Dr Melanie Evans now works at Rondebosch Boys Preparatory School. So, there is close collaboration between us.