BSc (Log) UCT; M Communication Pathology (University of Pretoria)
Paediatric Dysphagia; Early Communication Intervention
My research as well as that of my postgraduate students, focuses on paediatric dysphagia. Projects include; feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants and children with different underlying medical conditions, such as TB meningitis, tracheostomy, HIV, congenital heart defects; the validation of a dysphagia screening tool for the South African context; support needs and QoL of caregivers of children with dysphagia. I am currently working towards a PhD on dysphagia in infants and children with congenital heart defects.
African Paediatric Fellowship Programme; HPCSA; South African Dysphagia Research and Education Group
Faculty of Health Sciences
F45 Old Main Building
Groote Schuur Hospital
Observatory 7925 Tel: +27 21 406 6401