Aamina Hoosain

I am a fun-loving Occupational Therapist with intense passion for Paediatrics and Community-Based Rehabilitation. I am enthusiastic about empowering families and communities. Since graduating from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in 2017, I completed my Community Service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and thereafter began working within the Ekhuruleni District, Gauteng, for the Department of Basic Education. Later in 2019, I joined the Talk Sense Team.

Between the two workplaces, I provide Occupational Therapy services for learners between the ages 4-21 – alternating between Early Intervention and Prevocational Rehabilitation.

My career highlights and skills include:

  1. Currently completing my Sensory Integration Training through the South African Institute for Sensory Integration.
  2. Began my DIR – Floor time training in July 2021.
  3. AAC trained therapist (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) – Level 1.
  4. Registered SGDA (Sandra Griffin Dyslexia Academy) Diagnostician qualified to conduct SGDA Dyslexia Assessment.
  5. Leading the Prevocational Rehabilitation Process for learners with Severe Intellectual Disability at Isipho Sethu LSEN School – partnered with various work placements for learners to gain practical work skills in attempts to assist learners with Intellectual Disabilities to find suitable work upon exiting school. I want to bridge the gap between disability and employment.
  6. Trained Facilitator in Media Works Accelerated Learning Programmes for capable learners to exit LSEN School with NQF Level.
  7. How2Study – Study Skills Coach