Has your child been referred to occupational therapy (OT) and you want to find out a bit more about what’s involved? Need to find an occupational therapist near your home? Here’s a short list of useful online resources about OT in South Africa.
- Contact the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) for a range of resources for both professionals and the public.
- The South African Institute for Sensory Integration (SAISI) for general enquiries or where to find a suitable OT.
- Find an occupational therapist in your area by visiting the Left-hand Learning online directory.
- For hand and upper limb specific needs, visit the South African society of Hand Therapists (SASHT).
- Find out more about occupational therapy in South Africa’s public health sector including contact information for occupational therapist in the public health system throughout the country.
- The Division of Occupational Therapy at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town are involved with a number of community projects.
- The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg offer free services to the communities via The Centre for Language and Hearing Impaired Children.
- The University of KwaZulu-Natal's College of Health Sciences (CHS) provides free services to communities in Durban.
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- Books about occupational therapy
- Videos about occupational therapy
- Occupational therapy in grade 1?
- Five clues that your kid may need occupational therapy
- Is my child tactile defensive?
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- What is sensory processing disorder?
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