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
When should a child be referred to an occupational therapist?
It is important to keep in mind that each child develops at his/her own pace. The moment a child’s performance is impaired/influenced/limited in a life sphere (school, play, social skills, self-care, communication) the child should be referred for an occupational therapy assessment. If a child shows impairment in one of the following areas and/or struggles…
Development in the first year of life
Babies are magical.So much development happens in die first years of life.The first 3000 days is the most important when looking at development. Let have a closer look at the first year of life. The most important things you as parents can do is physical touch, eye contact and loving your little one.Skin-to-skin contact is…
Hoe leer ek my kind om letters korrek te vorm?
(I am so sorry but I don’t have this available in English!!!) Kinders leer die beste deur assosiasie bv. ek is ‘n a want ek lyk soos ‘n appel…… Onthou hoe meer sintuie jy betrek hoe vinniger/beteronthou kinders en leer hulle nuwe takies aan. So i.p.v. die letters met ‘n potlood te skryf skryf dit met…
Is it ADHD or postural control issues?
Please click on the link to view the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/lYG5cuSOoe4 (Afrikaans video) and https://youtu.be/yLIWCUDQJOE (English video)
How to improve your child’s fine motor skills
Please click on the link to view the YouTube video’s: https://youtu.be/_1etfpYDV8k (Afrikaans video) and https://youtu.be/KT8FQQx7xRs (English video)
Is your child ready for Gr. 1?
Please click on the link to see the YouTube video’s: https://youtu.be/3g5CtrTx9Ug (English video) and https://youtu.be/mh3KlzoF9iI (Afrikaans video)
The dynamic tripod pencil grip for optimum pencil manipulation
Please see the link for the YouTube video: https://youtube.com/shorts/IYPUuUQMa-U
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…
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.
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