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Dr. Brenda van Rooyen - Educational Psychologist - Parklands

Practice No. 0106402  
Qualifications: M. Ed. (Psych) Stell.; Phd (Child Psychology) UFS  
Suburb: Parklands  
Address: Unit 3A1, The Avenues, Parklands Main Road, Parklands  
Postal Address: PO Box 55105, Sunset Beach, 7441, South Africa  
Phone: +27 (0)21 557 1977  
Fax: +27 (0)21 557 9847  
Cell: +27 (0)82 448 3638  
A/H Phone: +27 (0)82 448 3638  
Contact: Dr. Brenda van Rooyen  
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I specialise in the following:

• Psycho-Educational assessments
• Children and Adolescent Therapy
• Academic, Behavioural and Emotional Problems
• Career Assessments

As an educational psychologist, I specialize in the following areas:

• Psychoeducational assessment of learning, behavioural, emotional or social difficulties of children and adolescents. Other assessments offered are for:
i) School readiness: if you are uncertain about your child’s readiness for the transition to formal schooling
ii) Subject choice or school placement: if you are uncertain whether your child is in the correct school setting or your adolescent does not know what subjects to choose for Grade 10
iii) Career development or counselling: for Grade 11 and 12 learners who are uncertain about their path
All assessments include a full report, feedback and, if requested, feedback to teachers
• If necessary, referral to specialists in other areas (occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, learning support educator, paediatricians, physiotherapists, nutritionists, general practitioners, psychiatrists)
• Therapy with children and adolescents: my approach is eclectic blending sand-tray, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and narrative therapy
• Parent support and guidance
• Family therapy

I am accompanied in my work by my golden retriever co-therapist, Sasha.

The following are possible areas that may require support from us:

• Your child or adolescent’s academic performance is not adequate. The following problems may be identified: reading, writing, spelling or mathematics difficulties; attention deficit; low motivation and perseverance; low self-esteem and reduced risk-taking
• Your child or adolescent is gifted and under-stimulated in the school context
• Your child or adolescent displays inappropriate behaviour such as temper tantrums, aggression or withdrawal
• There is concern about your child or adolescent’s general emotional well-being
• Your child or adolescent has experienced trauma, either directly or within the immediate support system
• As a parent, you need guidance regarding supporting, managing or stimulating your child or adolescent.

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