Get to Know Us
We are a private occupational therapy practice with special interests in pediatrics. We work with children both at our therapy rooms and at schools in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. Our therapists treat an array of different diagnoses of developmental pediatric disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and developmental delays. We provide services to improve children's gross motor, fine motor, visual perceptual and sensory-motor skills. We strive to enable children to reach their potential at home, at school and in everyday tasks. Our aim is to empower children to master skills such as reading, writing, cutting, colouring, etc.
What is occupational therapy?
Children learn through play by exploring and discovering new things. Occupational therapy uses meaningful activities to help clients to be as independent as possible while experiencing quality of life at school, at home and while playing. Occupational therapy for school-going children focuses on the child's educational goals, and can support academic goals (e.g. handwriting and literacy) or functional goals (e.g. manipulating and organizing materials). Learners experiencing delays in learning or who struggle with functional tasks has the opportunity through occupational therapy to catch up with the other learners in the class developmentally as well as academically.
How can occupational therapy help your child?
Occupational therapy can enable children to maximise their potential and promote independence in daily living tasks by:
☺ Helping improve gross motor skills (muscle strength, endurance, skipping, hopping, ball skills, balance, sitting and walking posture, riding a bicycle, playing sports)
☺ Aiding in the development of fine motor skills (pencil grip, handwriting, cutting, colouring, drawing, manipulating buttons, zips and shoelaces)
☺ Improving visual perceptual skills (correct letter formations, correcting letter reversals, building puzzles, reading and writing, copying words from the blackboard, finding an item against a busy background, recognising letters and numbers, mathematical skills, learning basic concepts)
☺ Helping improve cognitive skills (planning, decision-making, problem-solving)
☺ Improving attention, concentration and endurance
☺ Improve listening skills, the ability to follow instructions and social skills
☺ Improve overall school performance
Early intervention for infants
Gross motor and fine motor assessments
Visual perception testing
Developmental and neurological conditions
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood”