After graduating from the University of Cape Town in 2013, I completed my community service in the Northern Cape at Kakamas Hospital. I faced many challenges during this year and it became my passion to assist in the rural community where services were limited and the role of a Speech-Language Therapist was unknown. I enjoyed working closely with the paediatric population in rural crèches and schools. It was rewarding to work closely with teachers and giving prevention and promotion talks on early childhood intervention.
I returned to Cape Town in 2014 and in June of 2014 I joined Jacolien Britz Speech Therapy. During my time at the practice I have grown in my skills and I have come to appreciate working in such a dynamic Speech Therapy team.
My interests are early childhood intervention, school-based therapy, home visits and voice therapy. I am eager to develop my skills in the adult population, working with patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury or stokes.
I have attended several courses to develop my abilities within the paediatric population, these include: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (presented by Caroline Bowen), Autism Spectrum Disorders (presented by Dr. D. Griesel and Claire Allen) and Eye-Gaze Assistive Technology for special needs.