Who we are
Bhabhisana Baby Project has several teams, each consisting of a speech therapist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist. We work in an interdisciplinary way as our areas of expertise complement each other and in this way, we strive to give parents and their babies an integrated early intervention programme.
The Occupational Therapist
The occupational therapist focuses on multisensory stimulation, play and increasing involvement in everyday activities.
She loves working with babies and their families as part of an interdisciplinary team. She has been with Bhabhisana since 2016 and puts her academic experience to good use in her research role there.
She is motivated by seeing the great impact therapy can have on the quality of life for a child with a disability and their family. She works at the Cerebral Palsy Clinic based at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and has worked at Bhabhisana Baby Project since 2019.
She loves working with children and their families and being part of their journey through the first 1000 days of their baby’s life and in her words “it holds a special kind of magic.” Teamwork and empowering parents are important to Gina and she loves being part of the family’s journey to help ease what is often a very difficult and daunting road.
The physiotherapist focuses on good positioning during sitting, carrying and lying and early movement, such as rolling, crawling and walking when possible. Positioning helps babies with delays to do functional activities more easily (playing, eating, looking, touching).
Her special interests are Neurodevelopment and Aquatic physiotherapy and she has worked at Bhabhisana since 2018. She is the head volunteer for The Roxy Foundation’s Adaptive Surfing clinics which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy and benefits of surfing.
Her passion is making intervention doable for parents and sharing her knowledge/ learning from colleagues in an interdisciplinary manner. She is one of the founder members of the Bhabhisana Baby project.
She has worked in hospitals, schools, private practice and NGO’s over the years. She has 22 years of experience working with children and is passionate about working with them as part of the family unit
The Speech Therapist
The speech therapist focuses on safe feeding and drinking as well as developing communication and early language skills.
She feels strongly that every child has the right to intervention to ensure that they are able to function to the best of their ability within their communities. She believes that the best way to achieve this is through an integrated team approach where parents are recognised and valued as members of the team. She is one of the founder members of the Bhabhisana Baby Project.
She has a passion for early intervention and works with the pediatric population, mostly with babies and children who have neurodevelopmental disorders. She works at the Cerebral Palsy Clinic based at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, at Bhabhisana Baby Project since 2016 and in her own small private practice.