Our Team

Cornelia Liebentritt

B.OT (US) | Clinical Director

Cornelia Liebentritt is the Founder and Clinical Director of Success Therapy Centre, a multidisciplinary intervention centre for families, in Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002. She has 17 years clinical experience working with children, adults and their families. She has a special interest in sensory integration with adults and children from diverse populations including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. She is also qualified in using a variety of other therapeutic interventions, including DIR® Floortime and Therapeutic Listening.

Cornelia is passionate about supporting other occupational therapists in her community and supervises four fellow occupational therapists working in her practice.

Cornelia is fortunate to be married to her supportive Austrian husband, Gernot. They have a little boy, Simon, who is molding them on the parenting journey. They live on the face of Table Mountain in Cape Town where they enjoy going for walks with the family dog. In her spare time Cornelia enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cooking.

Megan Hendricks

BSc.OT (UCT) | Occupational Therapist

Megan completed her Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Cape Town in 2010 and has worked in the area of paediatrics for over 8 years. She discovered her passion for working with children while completing her community service in Soweto, Gauteng.
She has a special interest in sensory integration and helping young children with sensory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD and developmental delays. She also enjoys working with older children and helping them with executive functioning difficulties and organisational skills.

Megan is a qualified Sensory Integration Therapist (SAISI) and is a basic DIR® Floortime provider.

 
 

Tamlyn Barter

BSc.OT (UCT) | Occupational Therapist

Tamlyn completed her Occupational Therapy degree in 2008 at the University of Cape Town. After having completed her community service in rural Kw-Zulu Natal, she spent some time overseas working with children from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Since then, she has had the privelege of persuing her interest and passion working with children in various settings including a well-established school-based practice and paediatric private practice.

Tamlyn is a qualified Sensory Integration Therapist (SAISI) and has a special interest in working with children experiencing Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Delay and Postural Control difficulties.

Kris-Ann Hey

BSc.OT (UCT) | Occupational Therapy

Kris-Ann completed her Occupational Therapy Degree at UCT in 2011. She is an occupational therapist who has a passion for working with children and their families. She enjoys assisting children in reaching their full potential and has a particular interest in working with children with developmental delays and sensory processing difficulties. She discovered her passion for working with children while completing her community service year at a paediatric hospital. Besides working with children in a private practice setting, she has also had the opportunity to work with children at the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and to work with children with autism.

Kaydee Nell

BSc.OT (UCT) | Occupational Therapist

Kaydee has a passion for learning and working with families and children to achieve their potential. She has worked within the field of paediatrics since 2011, both within the setting of a special school and private practice. She has had the privilege to work with children with a variety of diagnoses, including Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other learning and emotional difficulties. She believes in using a team-approach towards developing individualised therapy plans, with a goal of functional performance and general wellbeing.

Kaydee is a qualified Sensory Integration Therapist (SAISI) and is a basic DIR® Floortime provider. Her particular interests lie within the areas of developmental delay, sensory integration and social-emotional difficulties.

Christopher Rorke

B.Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy (SU) | Speech-Language & Hearing Therapist

Christopher completed his community service year at Khayelitsha District Hospital. Thereafter he transferred to a permanent post as the Speech Therapist, servicing the Khayelitsha & Eastern Substructure community health clinics within the metro district health system in Cape Town. His special interests are working with families on Early Childhood Intervention and with preschoolers and Early Literacy. He has experience in assessing and managing young children with a range of communication and/or feeding disorders. As a father to a headstrong toddler he enjoys working with infants and young children.

Christopher previously trained as a professional singer and has a passion for working with voice pathology both in children and adults. (Member of South African Laryngology Association). His special interests within the adult population include working with clients and family post stroke incident, dysphagia (swallowing disorders, VitalStim® trained) and dysfluency (stuttering).

Jessica Crane

BSc Speech Language Pathology (UCT) | Speech-Language Therapist

Jessica completed her Speech Therapy degree at UCT in 2016 after an initial career as an aesthetician. Her community service year was completed at Worcester District Hospital where she functioned as the sole Speech Therapist while also supporting the District Speech Therapists. She currently acts as a research assistant at the University of Cape Town on a project that addresses her special interest of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and effective communication strategies. She uses child directed therapy to adapt therapy to each child’s individual needs. A city girl at heart Jessica lives in the CBD with her husband and two cats.

Taryn Schneider

BSc.OT (UCT) | Playtherapist

Taryn has a Masters in Child-Centred Play Therapy from Roehampton University in the United Kingdom. She is also a qualified Occupational Therapist and trained in DIR Floortime. Taryn uses a very practical and functional approach to managing emotional and behavioural challenges in children. She aims to empower parents by helping them understand their children holistically and as a result manage them more effectively at home. Taryn also enjoys working closely with teachers to support children emotionally in the classroom and facilitate their understanding of how emotional well being impacts on school performance.