Irene Therapy has been treating and seeing learners from Cornwall Hill College since 1998. After our years of working together and the teachers witnessing the benefits of OT in the children we treated, the school approached us and offered us a classroom to rent.
We set up an Ayres Sensory Integration satellite practice at school in February 2009. The children peeping through the windows refer to the practice as the "monkey ROOM" with all the suspension equipment and swings hanging from the roof.
A sound working relationship has been established and we are privileged to be part of their dynamic group of teachers at the school. The advantage of having the practice at school is that we can observe children working in class and can help implement sensory strategies in the classroom. We are seeing children from Gr.000 (4 years) to Gr.3 (9 years) and PLAY an important role in school readiness for the Grade 0 children.
The three OT's working at the Cornwall Practice is Anja vd Merwe (head therapist), Anneke Kruger and Nadine van Schalkwyk.