I am often asked for names of therapists in the area of childcare that I recommend. I have decided to start a list that I will update intermittently on my blog of people who I have worked with or hear about from other therapists and patients.
This list is not comprehensive but I will keep adding to it as I go along. If you are a therapist who wants to be on this list, please email me or if you have a wonderful experience with a therapist, please let me know too. The list will grow over time.
Developmental Delay and Sensory babies
- Kerry Wallace (OT) – 021 462 1508 email@example.com
Expertise is in a holistic assessment and passion is in empowering parents, teachers and caregivers of young children (0 – 6 yrs) with neuro-developmental disorders, including those on the Autism spectrum
- Dorothy du Plooy (Physio) – 082 886 6506 firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with kids with delayed development, CP, syndromes, autism, prem babies and torticollis is my passion. My treatments include dynamic and postural reflex pattern integration and neuro developmental interventions.
- Kirsty Williams (Physiotherapist) 084 600 8400
I have a passion for early intervention of babies and children with developmental or orthopaedic concerns. I work at the High Risk Clinic at Mowbray Maternity, in private practice in Fresnaye and offer home visits too
- Elise Lecuona (OT) 082 783 9870 email@example.com
Occupational Therapist specializing in early intervention; developmental concerns, prematurity, fussy babies, sleeping difficulties, failure to thrive and specific diagnosed conditions.
- Roxanne Atkinson (OT) 0846697743 firstname.lastname@example.org
“My focus is on early identification, educating and empowering caregivers and giving evidence-based intervention if necessary. I work mostly with families with children aged 0-5 years who have developmental delays or trouble learning age-appropriate skills. I am passionate about neuro-development and I am NDT trained. As a mom of two I love watching parents grow in their understanding of their child as well as in confidence regarding their role.”
- Kate Bailey (OT) 082 657 2541 email@example.com
As an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years experience and as a mother of three children, I am passionate about the importance of early stimulation and the part parents play. The relationship between the child and parent being the key to wellbeing and learning.
- Sally Fraser-Mackenzie (OT) – 072 735 2911 firstname.lastname@example.org
Works with babies and children in Knysna, specialising in Sensory Integration, Parenting assistance, and baby groups for Moms and their babies.
Child or Family Emotional Concerns
- Karin Brand (Play Therapist)- 028-313-1669
Psychologist with Play Therapy experience as well as experience with Sensory Integration Disorders.
- Judy Davies (psychologist) 021 683 1872 or 083 273 3475
My passion it to help parents enjoy their infants. I have many years experience in helping parents with sleeping, feeding, crying and attachment difficulties
- Carroll Coosner (Educational Psychologist ) 021-7940942
Passion for psycho-educational assessments and helping to fulfill a person’s potential and performance. Love working with youngsters, teens and couples in a Narrative, Solution-Focused way so they get to actualise where they would prefer to be.
- Anne Cawood (Social Worker) 083-4800822
Family Counsellor and author of 5 parenting books, I sincerely believe that the foundations for future effective parent – child relationships are laid from early infancy. Parents need input and support – in order to fulfil this vital role positively and effectively.
- Claudia Gray (Paed) – 021 4066889 or email@example.com
Pediatrician and specialist allergist who deals with all aspects of food allergies, eczema, asthma, hay fever and recurrent infections.
- Sr Ann Richardson (Nurse) – 0105971950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialising in the treatment of feeding and sleeping disorders from birth onwards. Immunisation, growth and development monitoring. Certificate Allergy & Asthma. Co-author of Baby Sense, Sleep Sense and author of Toddler Sense.
Lactation consultants and well baby clinics
- Sr Heather Wood (Nurse) – 072 548 8506 email@example.com
Antenatal preparation for couples. Well baby clinic for postnatal and breastfeeding support, and vaccinations. Fussy babies, starting solids, sleep issues, routine.
- Cindy Homewood (Nurse) 021 674 5521 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bowwood Baby Clinic offers a warm caring environment with professional advice to guide parents through all aspects of their child’s development from newborn to pre-school age including breast feeding support and immunisations
- Erica Neser – 083-292-5252 email@example.com
Trained Counsellor, Lactation Consultant, author and mother. Special interest in no-cry sleep solutions, baby-wearing, attachment parenting and breastfeeding.