Play and Discovery

Play and Discovery

Written by Karen Powell  Happy New Year to you! To inspire you to have fun despite the pandemic level challenges we might be facing this year, we revisit the foundation and importance of play, and how it relates to the work we do. Play and Discovery In 2007 the...
The Essence of OT-ness

The Essence of OT-ness

Today’s blog is written by Stefanie Kruger, private practitioner at Simply Senseable, and SAISI board member, who decided to conduct some of her own research into the loss of “OT-ness” in this year of the pandemic. Vanilla essence  is a delectable...

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)...
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...
The Purpose and Power of Play: Part II

The Purpose and Power of Play: Part II

Today we look at the theory of play in the second of a two-part blog post written by Stefanie Kruger, an ASI-certified therapist, long-standing board member of SAISI and lecturer. At the end of last term, we went grocery shopping to buy a few things for the weekend,...