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Mrs Raleen Van Niekerk

Occupational Therapist 

Raleen van Niekerk received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree in 1997 at the University of the Free

State and qualified as a Sensory Integration therapist in 2007.

She is also trained in conducting the OPTIMA School Readiness Assessment.

She has worked in the field of paediatrics for the past 22 years.

Her experience includes working with children who have developmental delays, learning difficulties, sensory

integration dysfunction as well as children who are on the Autism spectrum.

Her practice is based at Camelot College, but she also provides assessment and therapy services to learners from neighbouring Primary and Pre- Primary schools as well as children who are home-schooled.


The following are some of the typical problems that can benefit from Occupational Therapy intervention:

  • Poor gross motor coordination, prone to accidents/clumsy.

  • Poor postural control/endurance during tabletop tasks.

  • Slow work speed.

  • Difficulty with fine motor skills (e.g., cutting, colouring, tying shoelaces).

  • Awkward pencil grip, pencil control and handwriting difficulties.

  • Reversing or transposing letters and numbers such as b/d; saw/was; 2/5; 41/14.

  • Impulsiveness, lack of planning and slow to learn new skills.

  • Difficulty with organizational skills.

  • Difficulty with copying from the board (due to underlying visual perceptual delays such as visual memory).

  • Reading, spelling and problem-solving difficulties that are due to underlying visual perceptual delays.

  • Unusual, heightened sensitivity to touch, sound, or movement.

  • Sensation seeking behaviour such as constantly moving, chewing objects e.g., collar/pencil; touching objects/people.


Should you require any further information or would like to make enquiries about assessments or

therapy, you are welcome to contact Raleen directly on 0823793558 or email her at raleen@raleen.co.za

Mrs Aisha Govender

Speech Therapist

Ms. Dhanasagrie Govender, known to most of her clients as Asha, is a highly qualified speech therapist with a wealth of experience both with children and adults. She graduated from the University of Durban-Westville in 1994 with a dual degree in Speech Therapy and Audiology.

Asha’s working experience includes time spent at St. Martins de Porres School working with hearing impaired children, conducting audiology assessments, Senior Speech Therapist at Clairwood Hospital and as a Chief Speech Therapist/Audiologist at Addington Hospital. She also spent time working in England at Winston Hospital in Liverpool and at Stoke Mandville in Aylesbury.

On her return to South African in 2005, she joined Kenmont School, a government school for children with learning disabilities. Her responsibilities included assessment of children from grade 0 – 7, provision of therapy and working within a multidisciplinary team.

Asha opened her private practice at Camelot College in June 2008; she works closely with the teachers ensuring carry-over skills from therapy into the class. She assesses and provides therapy to children from Camelot College, Glenwood Prep and surrounding schools and pre-schools. She works with toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children and adults. The assessment and therapy with children addresses the following areas:

  • Speech

  • Receptive language

  • Expressive language

  • Pre-literacy skills

  • Auditory processing skills

  • Reading

  • Reading comprehension

  • Written language


Her work with adults includes assessment and therapy of aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia and dysphagia (swallowing difficulty) following a stroke, head injury or any neurological disorder.

Should you require any further information or would like to make enquiries about assessments or

therapy, you are welcome to contact Aisha directly on (031) 201 5163 or email her at ashgovender89@gmail.com

Get In Touch

TELEPHONE :+27 31 201 0604

EMAIL : admin@camelotcollege.co.za

ADDRESS :14 Lytton Avenue, Glenwood