Jessica is a Speech and Language Therapist practitioner who is passionate about working with the paediatric population, specifically children with special needs. Jessica qualified with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Since then, she has advanced her knowledge by completing multiple courses on topics which she has a special interest in, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dysphagia (feeding difficulties). She has gained practical experience in a variety of settings including rural communities, hospitals, clinics, mainstream and special needs schools.
Jessica is well equipped to perform a variety of communication, speech, language and swallowing assessments. Jessica enjoys working with families and other professionals to provide holistic care for her patients. She fiercely advocates for her patients and always ensures they feel empowered to advocate for themselves too, she has had the opportunity to run support groups to facilitate this. Jessica ensures that assessment and therapy plans are tailored to the specific individual and his/her family. Jessica makes every interaction with her patients meaningful and fun. To ensure her patients remain engaged during the sessions, she enjoys being creative and coming up with new and exciting ideas.
In her free time, Jessica can be found spending time outdoors, with family and friends and baking. She enjoys travelling and meeting new people.