WHO IS THERAPY FACTORY?
Therapy Factory, a paediatric private occupational therapy practice in Pretoria East, South Africa, was established many moons ago. It keeps me on my toes so that I can reach for the stars and continue to fly and evolve. “There is nothing permanent, except change. And without change we cannot progress.”
The focus is on paediatrics, including infants, and helping them to reach their full potential and be as happy as they can be. This is achieved by a sensory integration therapy approach, backed up by research as a profession in the health care field. Guiding parents and educators on how they can best understand and help their children at home and at school is a big passion.
Therapy Factory does not believe in a quick fix or a one-fits-all program. Therapy Factory believes in a unique multi-disciplinary approach and cannot do it alone. Parents, educators, remedial therapists, extra-mural facilitators, speech therapists, play therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, optometrists, doctors, chiropractitioners, (the list goes on) all form a valuable part of a child’s journey with us and appropriate referrals, always in the child’s best interest, will be made when necessary.
Here are a few out of the box adventures that Therapy Factory has been involved in:
Therapy Factory has hosted three annual therapy camps called Kwela Camp North, a specialized intensive five-day therapy camp for children between the ages of six and 11 years. The camp focused on linking developmental and sensory issues to anxiety, social and anger management. Watch this space!
Therapy Factory embarked on an adventure in 2015, by analysing and assisting a holiday resort in optimizing their children’s facilities in order to make it sensory stimulating and friendly for a variety of ages.
In 2016, a sensory stimulation program was developed and successfully implemented as part of the curriculum of all Grade R and Grade One learners at a private school. It is still successfully done weekly by educators.
Therapy Factory has written articles, presented seminars and workshops, and found its voice in the radio.