SERVICES

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES

We are a dedicated team of occupational therapists who believe in human potential and each person’s ability to learn, at any age.

Assessments

All assessments are done by one of our expert occupational therapists. The specific assessment applicable to you or your child will be discussed during an initial intake interview that will be done by one of our therapists. The assessment process assists the therapist and the family to determine specific and individualised goals that will direct future intervention. To book an assessment or to get one of our therapists to contact you email, info@successcentre.co.za

Therapy

Occupational therapy treatment sessions are individualised in accordance to each client’s specific goals. We have a fully equipped sensory integration gym at Success Therapy Centre and all our therapists are trained in the field of sensory integration. We also use other therapeutic modalities such as DIR™ Floortime and metacognitive planning and organisational techniques. For more information on the way we work and if our intervention will be suitable for you, email info@successcentre.co.za

Groups

We offer executive functioning skills training to learners from Grade 4 to 7. These are offered in small groups (3-5 children) consisting of 6 lessons, run during the school term and in the school holidays. The Study Methods group teaches practical study methods to help improve effectiveness when studying for tests and exams. The Train your Brain group is focused on teaching essential planning and organisational skills necessary for daily life. Topics include organisation, planning, time management and goal setting. To find out more about our groups, email info@successcentre.co.za

Workshops

We value the input that teacher’s have on our younger client’s ability to be successful in the school environment. Our team of occupational therapists offers teacher training workshops on various topics, including:

Fascinating FingersAn in depth look at fine motor development and its (ir)relevance in the 21st century. What are the new accepted functional pencil grasps for children, and age appropriate expectations and activity ideas.
Is it Sensory?Understanding sensory integration and it’s impact on tricky behaviours such as school avoidance, difficulty tolerating a school uniform, bullying or biting on the playground, avoiding art or outside play.
Wiggly GigglyTools and tips for children who struggle to sit still.
Treatment Approaches for ADD/ADHDExploring conservative and medical treatment options for children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
Are we referring too many children to Occupational Therapy?How to determine if your school is over referring. Looking at which conditions are critical to refer (red flags and early warning signs) and how to identify areas of blanket weakness in peer groups.
Understanding AutismAn introduction to Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Practical strategies to encourage engagement and communication and limit difficult behaviours.
Get OrganisedPractical tools and tips to encourage organisational skills in children (age 8-12).
For more information on booking a workshop at your school, email info@successcentre.co.za


SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES

Using evidence-based practice, our Speech Therapy team offers diagnostic assessment and therapy in both English and Afrikaans.
Our main areas of focus include but are not limited to:
Speech Disorders

  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Stuttering
  • Paediatric Voice
Language Disorders
  • Developmental Language Delays and Disorders (0-3 years)
  • Pre-School Language Disorders
  • Language based Learning Disorders
  • Literacy & Learning
Medical and Developmental Conditions
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum
  • ADD/ADHD
Adult Speech Therapy
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Stuttering
  • Voice
  • Swallowing Disorders
For more information or to book an assessment with our Speech Therapy team, email info@successcentre.co.za


PLAY THERAPY SERVICES

What is play therapy?
Play therapy is a therapeutic approach which enables children to explore and express their feelings in order to make sense of their life experiences. Children learn, communicate and explore most effectively through play. Therefore, play is an appropriate way of encouraging children to express themselves rather than having to put their feelings into words. This experience empowers children and increases their self-esteem, thereby helping them manage better both at home and at school.
Play therapy is an effective intervention for children with a wide variety of difficulties including:

  • Children who have emotional difficulties and may appear withdrawn, anxious or display low self-esteem
  • Children who have behavioural difficulties and may struggle to manage their anger and therefore display aggressive behaviour
  • Children whose emotional and behavioural difficulties make it difficult for them to concentrate in class
  • Children who have difficulties making friends or who have experienced bullying
  • Children who have been traumatised by an event, such as witnessing domestic violence
  • Children who have experienced loss through bereavement
  • Children who are ill or disabled or who have a parent or other family member with an illness or disability
  • Children who have a parent or other family member with mental health difficulties or an addiction
  • Children who have been adopted or who are in foster care