012 664 8871 or 012 664 8928 dsat@downs.org.za

EARLY INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT AT DSA Pretoria / Tshwane
MASAKHANE OUTREACH – GARANKUWA

 

  • Masakhane Clinic started in March 2003
  • Bi-weekly the group gets together at a church on the Bethesda school grounds

PROGRAMME:

Early Intervention Programme: 0-12 years

  • Speech treatment programme is planned according to the individual’s needs by Medunsa students.
  • Home programme provided to parents.
  • Support group discuss a variety of topics and parents can share the highs and lows and concerns.

Monthly visits to surrounding clinics by the co-ordinators

OUTREACH CONVENER: Boitumelo Komane

SUPPORT GROUPS:

    • Once a month these groups get together
    • Home programme is discussed with parents.
    • Parents can discuss the month’s highs and lows.
    • Different topics are discussed and parent guidance are given

SUPPORT GROUP CONVENERS:

  • Ga-Rankuwa (George Mukhari Hospital): Boitumelo Komane – Meetings every second Wednesday of the month
  • Atteridgeville (Kalofong Hospital): Elsie Mokwena – Meetings first Tuesday of the month.
  • Mamelodi (Stanza Bopapa Clinic): Francinah Masala – Meetings last Wednesday of the month.

 

LYTTELTON OUTREACH

Weekly this service is provided at the Down syndrome offices in Hofmeyerstr 54, Lyttelton

PROGRAMME:

Early Intervention Programme: 0-7 years

  • Started in 2006
  • Speech-, Occupational- and Music therapy treatment programmes are planned according to the individual’s needs.
  • Home programme provided to parents.

THERAPISTS:

  • Marizelle Raubenheimer – Occupational Therapist
  • Martelize Gropp – Speech Therapist
  • Ilse Tiran – Music Therapist