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Television, mobile phones and tablets: Parenting young children in the 21st century – Kerry Wallace

23 April
18:00

Popular science talk

children & televisionIn this presentation Kerry Wallace, Occupational Therapist and a Director at Polkaspot Early intervention Centre will share her experience, the latest research on the effects of TV on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the possible reasons for increase in the incidence of children needing OT, Speech Therapy and Play therapy in Cape Town. More importantly, she will present an overview of the critical role parents play in their children’s social-emotional development, which no screen can ever replace.

Kerry Wallace qualified as an Occupational Therapist at UCT in 1979. She worked as a clinician in Paediatric Private Practice in Johannesburg for 17 years, after spending 8 years in the public sector. Sensory Integration Therapy is her passion. Kerry was on the SAISI Board from 1997 – 2009 and is a SI Treatment lecturer. She is qualified in Neurodevelopmental Therapy and attended an NDT Baby course. She has completed a M.Sc. at the University of the Witwatersrand, examining OT-SI efficacy with autistic pre-school children from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, and now lives in Cape Town.

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Booking is recommended. Please call 021 300 3200, email info@ctsc.org.za or click here to book