Occupational Therapy

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Operating from: Edenvale Center

Hi, I’m Natalie!

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BSc OT (Wits) (HPCSA)

I treasure my family, friends and my job. I am enthusiastic and enjoy being creative. I enjoy working with families and have a special interest in working with children who have visual difficulties. My favourite part of my job is being part of a journey where we see children flourish and gain the confidence to be themselves and achieve success in every aspect of their lives. I am looking forward to meeting you and to start our journey together!

Hi, I’m Priscila!

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BSc OT (Wits) (HPCSA)

I am a wife to my husband and mom to a baby girl. My family, friends and my faith are very important to me. I also love organizing, creating (mostly in the kitchen) and being outside. I find fulfilment in my job, where I get to work with incredible little beings and their families. I am so motivated by children, who despite challenges can still have fun and achieve so much over time with the right support and in the right environment. I have a special interest in working with little ones and with those who have feeding difficulties. I so look forward to meeting and working with you!

Our names are Natalie and Priscila. We are Occupational Therapists who have a passion for working with children and their families to help them achieve their full potential. We are friends who studied at WITS and completed our Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. We have since worked together and have known each for the last 8 years.

We believe that every Little Being has an internal hidden potential that can be carefully and patiently tended to, leading to sprouting new and beautiful things. And so, we decided to start up Little Beings Occupational Therapy.

We have been working with children since 2016 and our passion for helping little ones has only grown. As a result, we have furthered our skills in assessing and treating children including:

– Sensory Integration Training through SAISI
– Feeding difficulties treatment using the SOS Approach
– Assessing and understanding visual difficulties (CVI)
– Introduction to DIR Floor time approach

We intend to keep growing our knowledge base through continued education.

What is OT & who is it for?

We offer occupational therapy to children from infants to young teenage years. How do we do this? We use play to work on the fundamental skills that need to be strengthened and developed. So yes, occupational therapy is fun (most of the time).

We treat children with various difficulties including
– Developmental delays (not meeting age appropriate milestones)
– Learning difficulties or difficulties at school
– Neurological conditions (such as cerebral palsy)
– Developmental disorders (such as autism spectrum disorder)
– Feeding difficulties
– Fussy babies
– Any child who is struggling with meeting the requirements made of them on a daily basis (dressing difficulties, struggling to play with others, social difficulties, frequent meltdowns…)