Impressions from Dr A. Jean Ayres at 100

On 22 July SAISI hosted Dr Susanne Smith-Roley (indicated as SSR below), a scholar and mentee of Dr Ayres (JA), to celebrate her legacy on what would have been her 100th birthday.  The interview was facilitated by Dr Annamarie van Jaarsveld (AvJ), Gina Rencken (GR)...

Sensory Deprivation for the elderly in COVID times

By Sally Fraser-Mackenzie Despite the fact that most of my work is based in SI and paediatrics, I’ve always had a strong passion for mental health and the elderly. I have been working closely with some elderly clients in the past few years. Through regular sessions, I...
Back to work we go!

Back to work we go!

By Sally Fraser-Mackenzie Post-COVID transitioning back to therapy I’ve been back at work for 2 months and there have been the expected and necessary adjustments post-lockdown, and then other curve balls where I have had to make my own adaptive responses on the spur...
Ode to the OT’s of 2020

Ode to the OT’s of 2020

Today’s blog post is a creative outlet.  Maybe you identify with part of it.  Maybe it inspires you to reflect on your own journey through this pandemic. May it give you hope! It started off with disbelief.   We were sent home, to the quiet, the questions...
An introduction to the legacy of Jean Ayres

An introduction to the legacy of Jean Ayres

You may or may not know that on 18 July 1920, Dr A. Jean Ayres was born, making 2020 what would have been her 100th birthday.  As we gear up for celebrations in July 2020 and 2021, we take a look at some of the organisations, groups and congresses focused on...