Bessie Venter-van Zyl (Educational Psychologist)

BA.Ed , B.Ed (Psych), M.Ed (Psychology of Education), M.Ed (Educational Psychology) 1997 RAU

Bessie started her career as a secondary school teacher in 1991, whilst studying part-time in order to obtain her registration as an Educational Psychologist. She did her internship at The School of Achievement (Remedial School)/ Prestasieskool, where she developed a passion for working with children with barriers to learning and barriers to assessment.

She has been in private practice in Kempton Park, since January 2000, and she specializes in assessments for children with ADHD, learning difficulties, and applications for assessment accommodations/concessions, as well as guidance to the parents of these learners. Bessie is a firm believer in the value of a multi-disciplinary team approach when dealing with learning difficulties. She also believes that the learning environment should be adapted to address the individual child’s needs.

This is what Future Wings Academy will offer our learners and their parents. Read more on Bessie 

Engela van der Heever – Greyling (Occupational Therapist)

B.Occ.Ther (UP) 2009

Ayers Sensory Integration Trained (2017)

She has been working in Private Practice for 9 years and has a passion and special interest for Early Intervention, Sensory Processing, and children with learning difficulties. Through Future Wings Academy she aims to play a role in touching children’s lives who otherwise may not have been given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Implementing a therapeutic program in a school environment with small classes is the key to optimal learning. She believes that if we teach the students of today, the way we taught them yesterday, we simply rob them of tomorrow. Read more on Engela or Read More on Giving Children Wings


Nici Jansen van Rensburg (Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist)

B.Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, 1998, Advanced Speech Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT) 2002

Nici started her career as a Speech-Language Therapist in a Remedial school, during which time she also completed a course Neuro-Developmental therapy specifically designed for children with neuro-developmental disorders. She has been practicing for the past 21 years in her private practice as both a speech therapist and audiologist with a special interest in auditory processing difficulties. Her passion is seeing children excel despite the odds and she believes that with the right guidance every individual can achieve their maximum potential in life.

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