"Learning to control your body and its senses is fundamental to improve your quality of life"
Maria and Rachel work as a team combining their expertise and knowledge to provide the best possible care and training to build children's confidence. They offer a holistic and interdisciplinary team approach and collaborate closely with parents to achieve each childs' full potential.
Children have a natural talent and desire to explore, to learn and to grow. For some children this process might become delayed or disorganized due to neurological impairment or sensory integrative dysfunction. This, if not detected and treated early, may lead to global developmental delay, behaviour and language deficiencies as well as academic learning difficulties.
"Build Together" is committed to guide, support and encourage such children in a creative, safe and comforting environment. We respect each child and aim to offer the best suitable programs for the needs of the family.
"Build Together" provides tailor-made therapy sessions in a small group for children with global development delay, like co-ordination issues, clumsiness, low energy levels, shyness towards their peers, learning problems, and mild to moderate sensory processing disorders.
Our group therapy is particularly rewarding for children who usually tend to feel insecure in large and dynamic group environments.
The 60 minute sessions offer therapy by two experts for a maximum group size of six children, with a focus on skills such as:
Registered Paediatric Physiotherapist,
Neuro - Development Therapist (NDT)
Sensory Integrative J. Ayres Therapist
Maria has gained more than 25 years of profound experience in the Paediatric field in Asia and Europe, practicing at schools, hospitals, and private clinics. For many years she had joined a highly specialized team at an Interdisciplinary Paediatric Clinic for children with special needs, such as global delay, neurological and genetic conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and sensory issues.
Maria focuses on early detection of deficiencies and intervention, investing particular effort on teamwork between therapist and parent.
Maria has considerable experience and success in Neuro-Development Therapy (Bobath / NDT) and in Sensory Integrative Therapy. She speaks German, English, French, and some Japanese.
Integrated learning Therapist (ILT) Certified in SA with Prof. Dr Kokot
HANDLE® Screener Certified in SA with Prof. Dr Kokot
Certified Provider of The Listening Program (CP-BC)
Rachel has worked for the last 10 years within private clinics in Hong Kong and South Africa with children who have sensory & motor issues, developmental delay, learning difficulties and behaviour problems. Her specific therapies incorporate research and techniques from different disciplines. They include principles and perspectives from medicine, rehabilitation, psychology, education and nutrition enabling a complete holistic approach.
Rachel is able to utilise her therapies to ensure each child can achieve their maximum potential. She strongly believes in working with a professional interdisciplinary team and liaising closely together with the parents to ensure each child receives the best possible program and care.
Under www.smiletherapy.net please find infos to related services we offer.
Gross Motor Coordination
Fine Motor Coordination
Motor Planning and Sequencing
Self - Regulation / Modulation
Visual - Spatial Skills
Attention / Focus Skills
Speech and Language Skills
Self - Esteem / Confidence
Self Help Skill
Therapy sessions maybe covered by medical insurance with a referral letter from your Doctor.
Toddler Group (Walking to 2 years old, parents or helpers - essential)
Small Kindy Group (2-3 years old, unaccompanied)
Kindy Group (3-4 years old, unaccompanied)
School Readiness (4-5 years old, unaccompanied)
Children will be invited into group classes by referral from professionals or after a pre - screening by "Build Together" to enable the therapist to find the most appropriate group setting. (We also accept children that would like to reach their full developmental potential for kindergarten & school readiness).
"Build Together" offers interactive educational talks to share expert knowledge, render advice, and collect parent feedback. We are more than happy to accept invitations from parent groups, educational bodies and / or other professionals.