Rebecca Wallis

Occupational Therapist
Practice Manager
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Ayres Sensory Integration Certified
OT 0089087
0633631

Rebecca’s passion for Occupational Therapy and specifically Sensory Integration first developed when she volunteered as a swimming coach at a special needs school in Dubai. She saw the great impact that Occupational Therapy had on the children there and knew that this was the career she wanted to pursue.

Rebecca has worked in private practice in the area of Sensory Integration since completing her studies at the University of Cape Town and her community service year in the rural Northern Cape. Working in private practice has given Rebecca the opportunity to establish strong therapeutic relationships with the children and families that she works with. This is something Rebecca is grateful for and that she places great value on.

Rebecca’s special interests lie in early intervention (children between two and five), as well as the Autism Spectrum. Rebecca is a Makaton communicator.

Rebecca is the practice manager for Tokai Occupational Therapy and she enjoys the process of ensuring that the practice remains well equipped and able to provide a range of exciting therapeutic play opportunities.

Continued professional development is especially important for Rebecca and she attends regular courses in order to ensure that her practice is up to date on the latest research and techniques.

Rebecca belongs to the following professional associations:

  • The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa
  • The South African Institute for Sensory Integration

Megan Bassett-Smith

Occupational Therapist
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
OT 0099856
0783412

Megan first became interested in Occupational Therapy at a young age when she attended Occupational Therapy herself. Megan having experienced the rich benefits of Occupational Therapy was inspired to be a part of providing these benefits for children. Megan’s Occupational Therapy career pointed towards Sensory Integration when she was inspired by a lecturer during her undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape. This lecturer highlighted the huge influence that Sensory Integration has on our lives and the many tools that Occupational Therapists have to provide intervention in this area.

Megan completed her community service year in the Eastern Cape, where she particularly enjoyed working in the neonatal ward, neurodevelopmental clinics and doing one-on-one therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum. This experience further encouraged Megan to become part of the paediatric Occupational Therapy field.

Megan’s special interests include early intervention, the Autism Spectrum and working closely with families.

Continuous growth as therapist is especially important to Megan and she regularly attends courses in order to ensure that her practice is up to date on the latest research and techniques.

Megan belongs to the following professional associations:  

  • The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa
  • The South African Institute for Sensory Integration