Esmé Strydom

Esme CoetseeESMÉ STRYDOM originally qualified as a secondary school teacher in South Africa, specialising in languages.

She became interested in why boys around 14 years of age showed a high incidence of behaviour problems and many struggled with spelling. At the time awareness of learning difficulties became more prevalent in South Africa. She enrolled for a post graduate diploma at the University of South Africa and obtained the diploma Special Education Remedial. The practical component consisted of 100 hours practical work under supervision of a qualified therapist. The knowledge and experience gained through the practicum became invaluable in her later practice.

In New Zealand she successfully completed a post graduate diploma in Special Needs Resource Teacher.

Apart from administering Brain Train, her private practice, she works as a Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour as part of a team serving 16 primary, Intermediate schools and colleges on the North Shore in Auckland. This work provides many opportunities for a range of professional development resulting in up to date knowledge of all special needs.

Esmé works with a range of ages and different conditions: dyslexia, ADHD, autism and language development. Listening and language are crucial to academic success and targeting brain areas through programmes like Tomatis® will open the pathways for learning.

She works with professionals from other disciplines if needed to ensure the best outcomes. These include psychologists, speech language therapists, play therapists and occupational therapists.

She is an enthusiastic Level 2 Tomatis® Practitioner, offering specialised tutoring, auditory processing and working memory programmes.

Contact Esmé at her private practice Brain Train
Mobile: 021 039 6679
Phone: (09) 476 2499
Email: ecoetsee@yahoo.co.nz

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