I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2005 and completed my Community Service year at Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. Prior to qualifying as a Speech-Language Therapist, I completed a BA in Psychology & Linguistics and worked in London for several years.
I held the position of Senior Speech Therapist at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town for a number of years, where I gained experience in all areas of speech therapy from paediatrics to geriatrics. I later became a Clinical Educator at the University of Cape Town in 2010, where I still work part-time. At UCT, I supervise Speech-Language Therapy students as they undergo their practical training. I also teach the 3rd year BSc course in Voice.
In addition to my part-time post at UCT, I have a private practice which is based in Wynberg, and I consult to clients all over the country via Skype. The management of voice disorders is my particular area of interest. In addition to rehabilitation of injured voices, I have extensive experience in the professional voice through my work with various call centres, where I train agents on voice skills and accent modification. I also provide voice therapy to transgender individuals wishing to develop a voice that is more congruent with their image (typically voice feminisation). I consult to two television channels, where I provide voice and accent training to their sports commentators. I am a speaker coach for TEDx Cape Town (independently organised TED talks). I also provide individualised training to any individual wishing to improve their communication or presentation skills.
I work too with adult and paediatric clients with acquired neurological disorders (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury), dysphagia (swallowing problems), articulation difficulties, and language and learning difficulties.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two little girls who keep me very busy!
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