Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to participate in and enjoy activities that have meaning and purpose (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2004)
In working with children, the role of an occupational therapist is to enable children to function optimally in their occupations which include activities of daily living, typical school and academic tasks, play and leisure activities by addressing the underlying components of function, which involves motor, praxis and sensory-perceptual performance skills. (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2008)
Monique Harris graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006 with a BSc OT. She has been working in Paediatrics for the past 12 years. Ms Harris completed her master's degree by dissertation in Occupational therapy in 2017 and is Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI) trained.
Ms Harris' practice was established in 2014. She passionately works with children and enjoys seeing them learn, grow and reach their potential.
Ms Harris is registered with the HPCSA and is a member of OTASA (Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa), SAISI (South African Institute for Sensory Integration) and INSTOPP (Institute for Occupational Therapists In Private Practice).