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Specialist Practitionersin Literacy and Dyslexia

Geraldine Cruickshank

072 116 3432  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Linmeyer

Both RAVE-O and the DILP are programmes I strongly believe in because of their positive impact in improving reading difficulties. I have been teaching RAVE-O for the last two years in my Grade 3 class and have seen each child improve by applying the strategies they have learnt effectively. I have used the DILP in one on one therapy and have seen children who have struggled to read, feel more successful because it progresses at a comfortable, manageable pace and according to the child's needs.

Mary de Andrade

079 875 4077 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. De La Salle Holy Cross College in Linden

I use both the DILP and the RAVE-0 programmes with the learners that I assist on an individual basis, depending on their needs. I have been using the DILP programme for about a year now. The RAVE-O programme I have been using for 8 months. I often use a combination of both the programmes as I find that children with reading difficulties benefit from a combination of the programmes.

 

Beverly van Lelyveld

084 200 0836 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunninghill / Kyalami

Since completing the course two years ago, I have implemented various aspects of the content in my teaching and I have exposed my remedial children in my class to the programme.

Heather Davies

082 853 2204   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Parkview/ Greenside

I am newly qualified through Bellavista in both DILP and RAVE-O.  I have 3 children who are currently receiving extra lessons in DILP and one who is doing RAVE-O.  I have my own RAVE-O kit and DILP materials.

Marina Loots

084 711 6358 
After 14h00
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Randburg, Blairgowrie, Linden, Bordeaux, Ferndale, Craighall Park, Hyde Park,
Parkhurst, Windsor, Blackheath, Northcliff

Been teaching at Special Needs Schools for 26 years.
Completed the practical case study for the DILP diploma in March 2013.
Qualified with the DILP diploma in July 2013.
Am busy with the DILP programme with 2 learners at present.
Attended the RAVE-O course in 2013. Am busy teaching RAVE-O at present

Barbara Holley

082 924 3094
011 463 9118
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bryanston

I am a teacher and educational psychologist and have an interest in literacy development in children which is the reason I completed the course on the DILP programme.
This programme has provided me with tools and skills to support learners in their literacy development.  I have a linguistic background as well as teaching English and other subjects in which children require literacy skills.  I have enjoyed working with the programme and have seen how its application can assist children in learning.  I have received some training in RAVE-O and will incorporate the strategies taught in RAVE-O programme into any specific learning programme I develop for a specific child’s needs. 

Joanne Fiandeiro

083 291 4872 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Randburg area

I am a qualified Foundation Phase teacher with an Honours degree in Psychology. I taught Grade 1 for seven years and worked as the H.O.D for the Pre-school. I completed the Literacy and Dyslexia course in 2013 and implemented the DILP and RAVE-O strategies and methods in my teaching. I have seen how the programme can make a difference in learning and my passion has become assisting learners who experience difficulties in the area of Literacy.  I am based in Boskruin, Randburg.

Jenny Lobban

082 461 8099 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please call for information

I was HOD at Parkview Junior for 5 years before starting at The Bridge in 2003.  Prior to that I was HOD at Kimberley Junior School.  I have successfully completed the Award in Literacy & Dyslexia course and RAVE-O.

Lauren Spencer

083 321 6843 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Greenside, Linden, Houghton, Rosebank but will consider other areas.

I am currently a Grd 3 teacher at APPS, also taught Grd 1 for 8 years, extra English, Maths and DILP programme.

Lee-Anne Blanckensee

083 650 2074 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I work in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town.

I am a remedial therapist at a private school in Cape Town.  I have a special interest in Dyslexia and Literacy.

Nicole Thomas

084 600 8125 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Oxford Medical Centre, Saxonwold (75 Oxford Road).

I do play therapy, individual therapy, educational assessments and concessions, remedial work, conquering literacy programme as well as RAVE-O to help children reach their full attention.

Dr Anniah Mupawose

079 670 3425
011 717 4571
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University Speech and Hearing Clinic at Wits University.

I am a speech therapist by profession who lectures and heads the Speech Pathology and Audiology at the Witwatersrand University.  Having a background in speech and language development and disorders assists me in addressing literacy and problems in children and adolescents.  Since language undergirds all learning my areas of speciality include but not limited to stuttering, emergent literacy and literacy in the school age population.  I have successfully completed the Award in Literacy & Dyslexia course and RAVE-O.

Hannelie Bezuidenhout-Yspeert

+97150 394 6290 (mobile)
+9714 348 5437 (work)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. kidsFIRST Medical Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I am a qualified speech and language therapist and have completed the RAVE-O training. My work experience includes assisting children with difficulties in speech production, voice, fluency, auditory processing, phonological awareness, and language skills. For the past 7 years that I have lived abroad, my work has focused on autism/ASD, specific learning difficulties and English as a foreign/additional language. I am passionate about the development of language and literacy skills in the early years and about using quality, evidenced-based approaches to support literacy development in every individual. I believe in working in partnership with the family, teachers/school and other professionals with the focus on the child.

Sallie Pettit

011 531 1880 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. St Mary's School Waverley.

I recently completed the RAVE-O course at Bellavista. I have 36 years teaching experience and am remedially trained through UNISA. I am currently teaching a Grade3 class at St Mary's school Waverley.

Melissa Stewart

083 6574 167 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alberton/Rispark

I have been involved with the teaching of Rave-O reading at my school for the past three years (Grade-2 to Grade-5). Our learners have benefited enormously.

Lauraine Giacovazzi

082 709 5899 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fairmount/Glenhazel

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist in private practice. I work predominantly with preschool and primary school-aged children in the areas of speech, language and auditory processing development as well as literacy skills. I work closely with an OT and Physiotherapist in my practice and believe strongly in the multidisciplinary approach when treating a child who attends more than one kind of therapy. I am RAVE-O trained and use this program with my learners; having a strong foundation in my knowledge and skills as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the areas of language and auditory processing skills adds to the effectiveness of the intervention.

Romy Marks Ancer

082 465 4461 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Linksfield/Melrose

I have a degree in Psychology and OT. I completed my first Rave-o training in 2012 and have done a refresher course in 2016. I have done RAVE-O groups both privately and in outreach environments. I am currently completing the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia.

Natasha Capelo De Boni

082 565 0032 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Johannesburg South and East

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in the way children learn. That learning is not a one-size-fits-all process. From a personal point of view, I have seen how emotionally and physically draining having a child with barriers to learning can be. When I completed my schooling, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
As a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand (Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Honours in Educational Psychology), I have worked part-time as a private tutor, full-time class teacher and facilitator at King David Primary School (Linksfield), Japari School and Bellavista School as well as a Remedial Therapist at Therapyworx in Bedfordview. I therefore have the added understanding of the optimal emotional, cognitive and educational development of the learner in his or her environment.

Robyn Mordt

082 423 3601 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bedfordview

I am a speech and language therapist and very passionate about teaching reading. I have completed the Rave-O course and I am busy completing the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia through Bellavista.

Kalie Naidoo

083 986 7037 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Auckland Park

Clinical Psychologist and course leader for the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia at Bellavista School. RAVE-O Trainer and practitioner.