Annemie van Zyl
Annemie is a qualified Occupational Therapist who is passionate about paediatrics and specifically childhood development. Annemie’s philosophy is that therapy should be aimed at developing and learning through play, as this is a child’s primary occupation.
Annemie is a compassionate therapist who believes that every child and their situation or story is unique. She therefore enables herself to respond to every child’s specific needs by having various tools in her Occupational Therapy toolkit.
Annemie aspires to be a life-long learner and is eager to keep on developing herself professionally. She makes use of a holistic approach and therefore attends courses regularly in a variety of approaches to be able to deliver the best possible service to her clients. She is currently completing her Ayers Sensory Integration training and is a qualified Tomatis® Practitioner (Level 1).
I work with children from 6 months to 12 years old and aim to develop and enhance each child’s skills through therapeutic use of play.
I use a multidisciplinary team approach, and therefore encourage parents to be part of the therapy journey and work closely with other professionals / specialists involved in the child’s care.
Special interests in:
- Infant observations and assessments
- Sensory processing difficulties
- Sensory integration and motor planning difficulties
- Developmental delays
- School related difficulties
- Handwriting difficulties
- Visual perceptual difficulties
- Attention difficulties, ADD & ADHD
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Interview: The first consultation consists of a parent interview which is done prior to the assessment. This interview is done in order to gain insight into your child’s background and reason for referral.
Comprehensive assessment: An assessment is done in order to gather information regarding your child and identify the underlying cause of the difficulties they are facing.
Feedback: During the feedback session the therapist will discuss the assessment findings and recommendations. Parents will also receive an assessment report.
Therapy sessions are based on each child’s and family’s specific needs.
- We offer individual and group sessions.
- Sessions range between 45 and 60 minutes.
- Sessions are usually held once or twice a week.
Tel: 082 499 8561
Address: 38 Chatham Road, Irene, Centurion
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00
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