OUR TEAM

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

Megan Hendricks

Occupational Therapist
BSc. OT (UCT)

Megan is the clinical director of the Success Therapy Centre. She has worked in the area of paediatrics for over 9 years. She is a qualified Sensory Integration Therapist and Basic DIR® Floortime provider, with a special interest in sensory integration and ADHD. Megan has a passion for helping young children with sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties and developmental delays. She also enjoys working with older children with executive functioning difficulties, improving their organisational skills and helping them become independent learners.

Cornelia Liebentritt

Occupational Therapist
BS. OT (SU)

Cornelia obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002. She has 18 years of clinical experience working with children, adults and their families. She has a particular interest in sensory integration for adults and children, from diverse populations, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Cornelia is qualified in using a variety of therapeutic interventions, including Ayers Sensory Integration®, DIR®Floortime and Therapeutic Listening. She is competent in using several assessment tools including the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test as well as the Functional Emotional Assessment Scale

Tamlyn Barter

Occupational Therapist
BSc. OT (UCT)

Tamlyn completed her Occupational Therapy degree in 2008 at the University of Cape Town. After having completed her community service in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, she spent some time overseas working with children from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Since then, she has had the privilege of pursuing 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.

Romy Bloch

Occupational Therapist
BSc. OT (UCT)

Romy graduated cum laude from the University of Cape Town with her degree in Occupational Therapy. Her passion for working with children was sparked during her practical experience both at university and during her community service year. She finds inspiration each day working with children and their support team of caregivers and educators. She believes in adopting a team-based approach in order to provide optimal, individualised and holistic therapy to each child. Romy enjoys assisting in maximising a child’s potential and has a special interest in working with children with developmental delays and sensory processing challenges.

Mari Pienaar

Occupational Therapist
BS. OT (SU)

Mari completed her Occupational Therapy degree at Stellenbosch University in 2011. She then completed her community service year in Kimberley where she had the opportunity to work in various settings treating all age groups from babies to the elderly. During the 7 years working in Kimberley, Mari developed a deep passion for working with children and their families. In 2019 she returned to Cape Town and worked at a special needs school. Mari also worked part-time at private paediatric practices in Kimberley and Cape Town. She is a qualified Sensory Integration Therapist (SAISI). She is a driven and passionate therapist with a special interest in working with children between the ages of 0 to 6 years with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, social and emotional difficulties as well as sensory integration difficulties.

Taryn Schneider

Play Therapist
BSc. OT (UCT)

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.

Christopher Rorke

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

Christopher completed his community service year at Khayelitsha District Hospital. Thereafter he worked with the Khayelitsha & Eastern Substructure community health clinics 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). http://christopherrorke.co.za. Email: therapy@speak.capetown

Mia Jajbhay

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

Mia completed her Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy degree at Stellenbosch University in 2018. Thereafter she completed her community service at Turton Community Health Clinic in KZN where she served a rural community treating a variety of diagnoses such as Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delay, as well as stroke and voice patients. It was during this year where she discovered her passion for working with children through developing longstanding relationships with teachers and families, and realising the importance of parent involvement.

Jacqui Hurwitz

Educational Psychologist
MEd (Psych)

Jacqui is an Educational Psychologist in private practice, whilst also working part-time as a school-based Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). She completed her Masters at Stellenbosch University in 2013, as well as a certificate in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy during this time. Jacqui has a special interest in early childhood development, emerging literacy and dyslexia, and learning differences, including giftedness. She is undeniably passionate about bringing out the very best in children and being a part of their journey to make school (and day-to-day life) a little less challenging and a whole lot more fun!

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