Chrismarie Whitehead Occupational Therapist

Chrismarie Whitehead Occupational Therapist

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About us
We are a private occupational therapy practice with special interests in pediatrics. We work with children both at our therapy rooms and at schools in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. Our therapists treat an array of different diagnoses of developmental pediatric disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down’s Syndrome and developmental delays.  We provide services to improve children's gross motor, fine motor, visual perceptual and sensory processing skills.  We strive to enable children to reach their potential at home, at school and in everyday tasks. Our aim is to empower children to master skills such as reading, writing, cutting, jumping, ball skills, dressing skills, etc.
 
What is occupational therapy and what does an occupational therapist do?
Children learn through play by exploring and discovering new things.  Occupational therapy uses meaningful activities to help clients to be as independent as possible while experiencing quality of life at school, at home and while playing. Occupational therapy for school-going children focuses on the child's educational goals and can support academic goals (e.g. handwriting and literacy) or functional goals (e.g. manipulating and organizing materials). Learners experiencing delays in learning or who struggle with functional tasks has the opportunity through occupational therapy to catch up with the other learners in the class developmentally as well as academically.
Occupational therapy can enable children to maximise their potential and promote independence in daily living tasks.
 
Our services
• Early intervention for infants
• Screening assessments
• Gross motor and fine motor assessments
• Visual perception testing
• Functional assessments
• Developmental and neurological conditions 

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