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Shopping for the holidays: The skill in choosing a gift

Shopping for the holidays: The skill in choosing a gift

This weeks blog post is written by Anneri Oosthuizen, a South-African paediatric occupational therapist who is qualified in Ayres Sensory Integration.  Anneri has always been passionate about helping babies and children with sensory processing disorder and serving...

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SAISI and POPIA – Part II

Thank you to Sumien du Plessis for writing this follow-up blog, on the impact POPIA is having at the SAISI office, and in your pratice too.   Knock-knock… Who’s…….. Oh wait…. you have heard this before! Let’s just jump straight into POPIA-SAISI-effect from...

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SAISI meets POPIA – Part 1

SAISI meets POPIA – Part 1

Today's blog post is part of a mini series on POPIA, written by Sumien du Plessis.  Sumien works in private practice in Pretoria and is their appointed information officer.  She adds, "It should be a given that I am a Sensory Integration qualified Occupational...

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A Frozen Mouth – A story about Selective Mutism

A Frozen Mouth – A story about Selective Mutism

Thank you to Liani Austin for sharing this insightful blog post with us today.  Liani is a school-based occupational therapist with two beautiful children and a heart for adoption.  She is also holds the Publications portfolio on the SAISI Board.  She enjoys writing...

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CPD Part II – How to spot a fake

CPD Part II – How to spot a fake

The second blog post teaching us a little more about the process of earning CEU's to maintain our professional registration is just as entertaining as the first and shared today - written by our very own CPD police lady on the SAISI Board - Sonja van Jaarsveld.  Thank...

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Ethics and social media

Ethics and social media

Today Jaimie Andrews shares the last blog post in our series on ethics, this time tackling the very current concerns of confidentiality and consent on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Happy reading! Ethical guidelines on social media: Guidelines related to...

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Unpacking Client Confidentiality

Unpacking Client Confidentiality

The second last post in our ethics series is written by Jaimie Andrews, as she helps us to understand what client confidentiality really means.  Thank you Jaimie! Unpacking Client Confidentiality The contents of the HPCSA’s Ethical Booklets Five and Nine have become...

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Informed Consent and Confidentiality

Informed Consent and Confidentiality

The next post in our Ethics series looks at Informed Consent and Confidentiality, written by our SAISI Ethics expert Dana Katz.  Thank you Dana! INFORMED CONSENT and CONFIDENTIALITY (HPCSA Booklets 4 and 5) This blog will specifically be addressing informed consent...

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What is a duty?

Thank you to Jaimie Andrews for writing the third of our blog posts on ethics.  This week we look at the various types of duties and what they mean in practice.  Happy reading! What is a duty? “A duty is an obligation to do or refrain from doing something.” It’s...

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Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical Dilemmas

Today's blog post is the third in our series on ethics, written by Dana Katz, who holds the ethics portfolio on SAISI's board. What is an Ethical Dilemma? At one time or another, we will all find ourselves in a bit of a pickle, having to make a difficult decision...

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