Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of the Witwatersrand) (graduated 2008), Master of Science in Occupational Therapy to specialise in paediatrics perception via course work and research report (University of the Witwatersrand) (graduated 2016)
HPSCA / OTASA / MPS / INSTOPP / SAISI registered.
I see children and adolescents between the age of two and 18 years.
Areas of include: developmental delay, difficulties in postural and gross motor skills, fine motor skills (including handwriting skills for younger and older children); difficulties in handwriting and letter formation; difficulties in visual perceptual skills; Autism Spectrum Disorder; difficulties in sensory processing and concentration. I have also attended courses to assist children suffering with anxiety. Participation in daily self-care tasks, play and school performance are also addressed.
I am currently offering telehealth therapy sessions and consultations on a virtual platform during the Covid-19 pandemic.
I am a Pediatric OT with a special interest in sound based technology and intervention for focus, coordination and language processing. I offer Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, Quickshifts, Soundsory, Forbrain and Pronounce for self-regulation, Neurotiming, focus, attention and motor coordination.
Infants through adulthood. Left-handed welcome.
I have a special interest in Sensory Integration.
Paediatric occupational Therapist (special interest in children on the autistic spectrum). The occupational therapy intervention that I provide, aims to support, empower, and encourage your child’s growth and development. My sessions are child-centered, and I create a space where children of all abilities feel safe, and are able to learn through play.
Christy Groom completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy through the University of Cape Town, South Africa. After qualifying in 2007 she worked at Talk Sense Occupational Therapy where she did private therapy as well as individual and group therapy at Talk Shop Pre-Primary, a special needs school for children with speech and language difficulties. She joined the Brescia House team in January 2012. Christy is certified in Sensory Integration. She has experience in sensory integration disorders, dyspraxia, developmental delays, learning difficulties, ADD/ADHD, speech and language delays and children on the Autistic spectrum. She loves working with children and their families to help them reach their full potential and believes that early intervention is key.
Being left-handed myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the challenges a left-hander can experience in a right-handed world.
I am a sensory integration-trained occupational therapist who has worked in the field of paediatrics for 11 years. I work at Brescia House, a private school, in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Together with an educational psychologist, we have opened a multi-disciplinary paediatric practice in Fourways. I assess and treat children from 2 years to about 10 years old and see the following conditions:
sensory integration difficulties, dyspraxia, developmental delays, learning difficulties, ADD/ADHD. I am also an accredited provider of the Therapeutic Listening Programme.
Special interest in paediatrics. Assessment and treatment of children with developmental problems, scholastic difficulties, perceptual delays as well as gross and fine motor problems.
Special interest in Sensory Integration, early intervention (babies and toddlers), and special needs.
Accredited Provider of Therapeutic Listening Programme
Accredited provider of Interactive Metronome therapy approach .
Special Interest in paediatrics
specialist certifications in sensory integration (SI)
Assessments and treatment of children from Birth to 13 years
Curative and preventative approaches used
FEILDS OF PRACTICE
Scholastic, concentration and postural tone difficulties
Sensory Processing Disorder, Learning Difficulties, Developmental Delay
Gross and fine motor difficulties
Left hander's living in a right handed world
Cerebral palsy, autism, Genetic disorders / syndromes, AD(H)D
Fussy and colic babies.
School readiness assessments
Appropriate school placements
The Child Integration Centre is a practice of 7 OTs who specialize in Sensory Integration. We work with children who have developmental delays or any sensory, motor, or learning difficulties. We enjoy assisting left-handed children and some of our OTs have been trained to facilitate workshops for left-handed children and their parents
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