Let me assist your child to reach their full potential.
What can I help you with?
Occupational Therapy Services
- Is your child struggling in school?
- Is your child late in reaching their milestones?
- I offer a full range of occupational services for Functional assessment and treatment of children
- Stimulation of expected developmental milestones
- School readiness assessments
- Evaluation and therapy for kids with learning difficulties
Formats for Pre-School Class Reports
- Easy to use formats for pre-school class reports.
- For children age 3 months – 6 years old. Each age band has their own class report.
- Developmental areas include movement, activities of daily living, communication, cognitive skills, personality traits, play, ball skills, and more…
Online child assessments
Child Development Tracker On-line screening tool
These on-line child screening tools were developed with the following in mind:
- To assist parents and teacher to track a child’s development
- To recognize a child’s strengths
Early childhood Development checklist / Mylpale vir Kinderontwikkeling
Determine if a child is functioning according to his/her age level or as a guideline for age-appropriate stimulation activities (for teachers, therapist, parents). This is not a standardized test. Includes age-appropriate milestones from birth up to age 6. It also includes age-appropriate stimulation activities.
Tips for parents and teachers
Why is problem-solving skills important for everyday functioning?
Kids make hundreds of decision every day based on the problems they encounter. Some problem are not even realized e.g. choosing which colored shirt to wear to school while other problems takes time and cognitive planning to solve. We get different levels of difficulty when talking about problem-solving? Simple concrete problem-solving – Do you…
Activity ideas for the holiday
Inside play Cut and paste activities/Cut clay/cut straws Play with clay Build puzzles Play board games e.g. Monopoly/Snakes and ladders/Jenga Do sand art Use noodles/macaroni and thread a necklace Use beads and thread bracelets Bake cookies Do dot-to-dot tasks/play Soduku/do crossword puzzles/mazes/chess Play card games e.g. Uno/Go Fish Read stories to your child/let them read…
Activity ideas for the holiday
Outside play – the most important part of the day Ball skills: kick a ball/catch a ball/bounce the ball/play hockey/play golf/throw a ball into a target/throw a ball against the wall and catch it Play on the jungle gym: crawl through the tunnel/climb up the slide/hang upside down/play on the monkey bars Play hide and…
Why children should be able to function with structure and in a routine?
Unfortunately our kids are being ‘forced’ to follow a structured routine from a very young age as required by most schools and preschools. These days most homes are a dual income home and children are therefore placed in pre-school since a very young age. If structure and routine isn’t instilled at home these kids will…
Divided attention and how this affects my child in the classroom
Most classrooms are accommodating up to 30 – 40 kids in the classroom thus making the classroom environment more noisy as well as visually disruptive. Children struggling with concentration/attention/focus thus finds it more and more difficult in the classroom. So what is divided attention? Divided attention is the ability to focus effectively on more than…
Is your child ready for Gr. 1?
Is your child ready for Gr. 1? Download the Full PDF According to the Department of Education your child may go to Gr. 1 in the year that he turns 6 (before 30 June).This is not a good idea according to many therapists as children are not school-ready by this young age. By law a…
Why is decision-making an important skill to learn?
Decision-making and problem-solving goes together. One cannot be done without the other. Thus both skills should be mastered to be effective. Decisions could be something small or have a big impact on our lives especially as kids get older and make choices about their morals/values and career paths. The decision-making process improves with maturity and…
Why is visual memory important for learning?
What is visual memory? Memory: The skill to recognize previously seen objects/numbers/letters/pictures – especially detail Sequential memory: The ability to remember a series of objects/numbers/letters/pictures – very important for spelling The steps of remembering Receives The child needs to pay attention to visual input from the environment e.g. watching the teacher demonstrate a task/look at…
Why should we limit out children’s screen time?
Our kids are growing up in a technological age. They are confronted with tablets, smartphones, laptops, DSTV and so much more. Your phone is seen as part of your image and our kids want the latest and greatest. So why should we limit them? The biggest concern I have is that kids are not spending…
(Developed by Dr. Deborah Sunbeck) What is Infinity Walk? It is a whole body/brain activity that profoundly impacts sensory, motor, perceptual, emotional, cognitive and social performance when done for 10 minutes daily. You walk in the form of a lazy 8/figure 8; this provides a model for a continuous flow of clockwise and counter clockwise…
What my clients say
Carla baie dankie vir jou diens! Jy is vriendelik en geduldig en my seuntjie het baie veilig by jou gevoel!
Did the 15 month online assessment and gave me a good indication of what is expected at this age and where our daughter lies.
You are absolutely fantastic! Within the first week, we could see a difference in our son. When phasing out from his then OT, she also asked what we were doing differently as our son has improved significantly! His weekly sessions helps a lot, and so does the paper homework .. so by so, that he is even starting to ask when we will be doing some homework :-). He is very keen to show us what he has been doing during the session with you, and the video clips of exercises that you send (with the explanation of what it helps for), turns into lots of fun and giggles.
The monthly informal evaluation is also of great help because we can see the exercises being done to enable us to also assist from our side and to know what we can work on.
Thank you for your open door policy and that we can call upon your expert advice when needed.
You are truly the BEST!
I highly recommend Carla she has been very thorough in evaluations and assessments.
Monthly feedback is received and you know the exact progress your child is making.
She is a very skilled therapist. This can be seen in the growth and development I have seen in our child.