Saskia is a passionate and dedicated occupational therapist who has a special interest in working within the field of paediatrics. She cares deeply about the well-being of children and supporting them to reach their full potential.
Saskia obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and has since expanded her knowledge through post graduate training and hands on experience.
Saskia has worked in primary healthcare and secondary school settings where she facilitated multiple treatment clinics for toddlers and young children with learning difficulties and developmental delays, many of which had a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has also worked in a specialised neurology hospital with clients who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries – this fast paced, high demand setting has afforded Saskia the opportunity to shape and develop her incredible work ethic and compassion for the clients in her care.
Saskia is training to become a qualified Ayres Sensory Integration® practitioner through the Sensory Integration Education Network (UK) as she strongly believes in continuous learning.
When working with Saskia, you can expect to feel supported, well-informed of your child’s strengths and needs, and to be involved every step of the way. Saskia’s knowledge and experience has enabled her to assess and treat children with a variety of diagnosis and difficulties affecting gross and fine motor, handwriting, cognitive, sensory, perceptual, and general scholastic and learning difficulties.
“I fell in-love with occupational therapy for the profession’s holistic and client-centred approach to intervention strategy.” – SB.
Her approach to therapy involves a combination of sound theoretical knowledge, active listening, and making sure all sessions are a “just-right fit” for every child.
Saskia strongly believes in the power of play, its effects on the brain and body, and that each child deserves the unrestricted opportunity to become their best selves.
In her free time, you’ll find Saskia outdoors, socialising, or busy appreciating a perfectly baked cheesecake.