Occupational Therapist, Trainer and Speaker
Estelle Brettenny is a passionate occupational therapist (B.OT. M.OT. PDME) with more than 40 years of clinical experience.
She has been specializing in metacognitive therapeutic intervention and learning health for Generation Z learners (older primary school learners, high school learners and students) since 1998. She is a certified trainer in the Cognitive Enrichment Advantage (CEA) (since 1997) and Thinking Maps (since 2011) and has completed numerous courses about the development of thinking and learning.
For more than twenty years, she has been conducting extensive cognitive education training (the development of metacognition, thinking and learning) of educators and professionals in various provinces of South Africa.
She was part of the Board of the International Association for Cognitive Education (IACESA) for two decades (as President from 2013-2015), is a founding member of Thinking Schools South Africa (TSSA) and an Honorary Member of the Institute for the Advancement of Cognitive Education (IACE).