Simone is a compassionate and driven Occupational Therapist dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service to every client in her care. Simone obtained her degree in a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. At her graduation, Simone received the award for the Best Undergraduate Research Thesis and was invited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists to present her research at the WFOT Congress.
Simone has worked in various clinical settings such as private and public schools, private and public health care facilities and the community, where she provided services in Paediatrics, Mental Health and Neurology. This has provided Simone with the opportunity to work with a diversity of diagnoses and clients, thus greatly contributing to her therapeutic knowledge and skills.
Simone’s passion in Occupational Therapy ultimately lies in working with children. She believes in building a trusty bond with each child, and fully including the parents or caregivers of the child in the therapeutic process. Simone has a holistic approach to every child in her care, and she believes in collaboratively working with the rest of the professional team involved.
Simone has trained in Ayres Sensory Integration® with the South African Institute of Sensory Integration (SAISI). Other noteworthy postgraduate training includes treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Postural Management and Seating assessment and prescription, and Infant and Young Child Feeding.
In her free time Simone enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Simone can offer comprehensive assessment and intervention for children experiencing challenges with sensory processing, development delays, genetic conditions, gross and fine motor skills, visual perception and other conditions affecting their participation in functional tasks and activities of daily living.