Jessica is a dedicated and qualified speech and language therapist who is passionate about working with the paediatric population, particularly children with special needs. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2019.
In her pursuit of professional growth, Jessica has continuously expanded her knowledge through a series of courses. Jessica is trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and holds a Level 1 certification in Makaton. Her core belief centres on enhancing functional communication skills and promoting independence among the children under her care.
Jessica’s experience encompasses a diverse range of clinical settings, including rural communities, hospitals, clinics, mainstream and special needs schools, and community-based environments. Her skill set equips her to perform comprehensive assessments covering various aspects of communication, speech, language, and swallowing.
Jessica’s approach to client care is characterised by a strong commitment to collaboration with families and fellow professionals, striving for a holistic and integrated care. Jessica fiercely advocates for her clients and always ensures they feel empowered to advocate for themselves too, she has had the opportunity to run training and support groups to facilitate this.
Every assessment and therapeutic plan Jessica formulates is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual and their family. Her sessions are characterised by creativity and innovation, with a focus on ensuring that each interaction with her clients is both meaningful and fun.
Outside of her professional realm, Jessica can be found outdoors, spending quality time with her family and friends. Jessica’s love for travel and the opportunity to meet new people also occupy a special place in her life.