BSc OT (Hons) (UCT) 1989, MSc OT Neuroscience (WITS) 2012
Outgoing Chairperson of SANDTA NEC
Neurodevelopmental Therapy; Sensory Integration
Introduction to Baby Therapy (NDT & SI) : 28 - 29 October 1999
Adv Paediatric Course on the very Young Child with CP ; 1 - October 2001
Facilitation ; "Less is More" : 22 - 26 November 2004
Early Evaluation and Treatment of Infants with CP : 21 Feb - 4 March 2005
Vision Workshop : 11 - 13 September 2006
Introduction to Early Assessment and Intervention with Babies and Young Children with CP : 8 - 13 Jan 2007
Adv Course for Instructors - Teaching NDT/Bobath : 16 - 20 April 2007
Management of Fussy Feeders : 7 June 2008
Visual Impairments in Children with CNS Damage : 14 - 18 November 2011
Shelley completed her basic degree in 1989. She started her career as an OT at Ghandi Road Rehabilitation centre where she was involved in establishing a general rehabilitation unit. Her experience thereafter has been in private practice working extensively in paediatrics, specifically with neurological conditions. She also gained experience in general physical rehabilitation, hand therapy and work capacity assessments and has specific expertise in medico-legal practise.
Shelley has completed the coursework for her Occupational Therapy Masters degree in Neuroscience and is continuing with the research component. Shelley is qualified and trained as a Sensory Integration Therapist (SCISIT 1995) and is currently updating her SI qualification to the SIPT. She is also training to be a Neuro–Developmental Therapy Tutor and is the outgoing Chairperson of the South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (SANDTA) for 2008.
Shelley is passionate about outreach and community work and in that regard is very involved in Malamulele Onwards, which is an NGO that offers services to children with Cerebral Palsy in the most remote areas of South Africa. As a Board Member of Malamulele Onwards, Shelley has become intensely involved in the organising and running of projects throughout the country.