A Little About Us


Chrismarie Whitehead

Chrismarie graduated with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. She then completed her community service year at Cradock District Hospital in the Eastern Cape, serving the rural community of Cradock and surrounding areas. Here she treated an array of different diagnoses and gained experience in developmental pediatric disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and developmental delays. It is in this small rural town where she discovered her deep passion for children. In 2016 she returned to Cape Town where she took over an established private practice and also gained experience by working under an esteemed occupational therapist. Currently she is also involved with Dot's Learning Centre where she works as part of a support team to enable children to reach their potential at school.  She has always had a keen interest in sensory integration and is currently completing her post-graduate training in Ayres Sensory Integration through SAISI. She has a strong passion for children and believe that all children have the potential to a bright future.


Retha Laubscher

Retha joined the team in August 2018.  She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of the Western Cape in 2015. She completed her community service year at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. She gained experience in working with various pediatric disorders such as cerebral palsy, genetic abnormalities, HIE babies, epilepsy, intellectual impairments, learning disorders and autism spectrum disorder. Between 2017 and 2018 she worked at St. Raphaels Special Needs School where she mainly worked with children with autism spectrum disorder.  She is a passionate therapist with a special interest in autism spectrum disorder and early childhood development and would like to further her training in Ayres Sensory Integration.