A Little About Us

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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 Curro Uitzicht 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 believes that all children have the potential for a bright future.

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Jana Basson

Jana is a kind, hard working and passionate person who joined the team in July 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Free State in 2019. She completed her Community Service year at the ZF Mgcawu District Office in Upington, after which she started working in private practice. Jana gained work experience in adult physical rehabilitation, psychiatry, and paediatrics. Her caring personality accompanies her passion for children as she strives to help her patients to live their lives to the fullest. Jana enjoys running, being outdoors and spending quality time with her family and friends.