Angela completed her community service year in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal where she was actively involved in the rehabilitation unit and various community projects after which she was a locum for a private practice at a school in Cape Town. She then returned to Johannesburg where she worked as Senior Speech Therapist and Audiologist at South Africa’s largest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.
After completing her Masters in Audiology, she practiced at a specialised centre for autism, research and education. She also supervised students at the University of Witwatersrand. She went on to open her own practices in 2014, all from special needs schools and paediatric therapy facilities. The practices focused on a range of speech, language, communication, feeding and hearing difficulties that children of any age may experience. With several interventions used to help children reach their speech, language and communication goals. These include FLOOR TIME, Prompt, Whole-Language Approaches, LARSP approaches, early intervention, myofascial release, NDT principles, TEACCH interventions as well as language-based learning and feeding principles.
Angela believes in an eclectic and child-specific approach that provides skilled therapy services in a welcoming environment for children with special needs.
My passion lies in:
Early intervention and language stimulation with delayed and/or at risk infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers
Special needs conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, genetic conditions and syndromes
School-aged language and academic support, such as reading and phonics as well as language specific difficulties
Auditory processing and aural-rehab therapy
Speech therapy for articulation, stuttering and apraxia
Feeding therapy for any feeding related issues, both structural and functional