Occupational Therapist, Trainer and Speaker
I'm a passionate occupational therapist (B.OT. M.OT. PDME) with more than 44 years of clinical experience. I love helping school and adult learners to 'Be More Effective Thinkers and Learners'!
To best help my clients, I've been specializing in metacognitive therapeutic intervention and learning health for older primary school learners, high school learners and adult learners since 1998. I'm a certified trainer in the Cognitive Enrichment Advantage (CEA) (since 1997) and Thinking Maps (since 2011) and I've completed numerous courses about the development of thinking and learning over more than two decades. I use all my knowledge and skills to help my clients.
Due to my strong interest in thinking and learning, I've been part of the Board of the former International Association for Cognitive Education (IACESA) for two decades (as President from 2013-2015). I'm also a founding member of Thinking Schools South Africa (TSSA, that was founded by IACESA) and an Honorary Member of the Institute for the Advancement of Cognitive Education (IACE that evolved from IACESA).
Empowering others is important to me. So, for more than two decades, I've been conducting extensive cognitive education training (the development of metacognition, thinking and learning) of educators and professionals in various provinces of South Africa. In this way I've been sharing and empowering others based on my experience over decades.
I started developing online courses in 2020 and this is a very exciting journey for me. I'm pleased that I've already reached students in 57 countries and speaking 22 different languages (although mostly English). I wish to continue sharing my knowledge, skills and ongoing experiences in the future via my online courses to empower learners of all ages to become more skillful learners.