Ray Anne Cook
Ray Anne started her career working in special schools where the typical clients had either neurological impairment or learning difficulties and has run her private practice since 1990. She started and remains the director of Sensory Kidzone. Ray Anne has a passion for empowering parents to play with their children and has set up 2 toy libraries. She certified in Ayre’s Sensory Integration® in 1989 and is a lecturer on the sensory integration courses for the South African Institute for Sensory Integration (SAISI) since 1993. She has served on the SAISI Board since 1995 and is a past chairperson. Ray Anne has a passion for training Occupational Therapists and empowering parents and teachers. She frequently presents workshops relating to play, sensory integration and ADHD. She led the task group in the revision and publication of the Clinical Observations Booklet of gross motor items for SAISI. She is a certified Interactive Metronome Practitioner, Therapeutic Listening Practitioner, a Tomatis Practitioner and DIR®/Floortime Practitioner and incorporates these techniques in her practice. She has been involved in the facilitation of the Kwêla Camp. Ray Anne was the first recipient of the Western Cape Annual Private Practitioners Life Time Achiever Award in 2009. Both Ray Anne and her son have ADHD and learning problems which have helped her in understanding the clients better.
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