Head of Centre
Sr. Rina van der Grijp
Day Care Nurse
Day Care Nurse
Janine Van Niekerk
Day Care Nurse
Day Care Assistant
Carla du Plessis
The Baby Therapy Centre (BTC) is an Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre and registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). For more than 27 years our mission has been to promote child health by minimizing developmental delays and remediating existing or emerging special needs. We care for the whole family by assisting with adaptive parenting and family functioning to accommodate special needs children’s different emotional and physical needs.
BTC provides a warm and caring environment for the treatment of children, from birth to 6 years of age, who were born prematurely or are presenting with a developmental delay, are at risk or has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a syndrome, or any neurological condition e.g. Autism. This is achieved through the delivery of excellent primary care within a multi-disciplinary, team-based environment. Children who are treated at BTC are provided with a full range of expert care by our team of therapists, nutritionists and nurses to ensure that each child develops to his/her full potential. In addition, our family centred care ensures that you as the parent play a vital role in the development and wellbeing of your child.
Our focus is on the child’s ability to become functional by following the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model (ICF) which explains the child’s limitations in activities in their immediate and broader environment within the context of their disability and then more broadly in the context of the home, community, and society as a whole. By employing this model, your child’s various therapeutic interventions start supporting and expanding on the other, enabling your child to develop his/her skills to manage daily tasks for themselves and to become a happy and fulfilled child. At BTC we believe that every child should be loved and valued and has the potential to play a productive role in society. For that reason, we provide the most innovative and up-to-date therapy programs to every single patient of ours with the utmost care and dedication.
VISION & MISSION
- Holistic therapy services to achieve maximum developmental progress.
- Training and counselling for parents and caregivers to enhance their caregiving abilities and to maintain the well-being of families.
Therapeutic services to families from disadvantaged groups, regardless of creed, race, or socio-economic background.
To continuously strive to be a Centre of excellence by maintaining the highest professional standards within our multi-disciplinary approach while providing evidence-based therapy services.
HEAD OF CENTRE
Dr. Scheán Babst
Scheán is a biological scientist with a PhD in the field of Genetics. She gained extensive experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams during her 25+ years career. She has deep compassion for children with special needs based on the fact that she also has a son with severe Autism and has personally experienced how important a multidisciplinary, holistic approach is in addressing the challenges of children with developmental delays and other special needs. Scheán worked as the Principal at Chrysalis School and Developmental Centre (for children with special needs) for the past five years which provided her with in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day management of an environment for these children. Subsequently, she was appointed as the Head of The Baby Therapy Centre in January 2021 and has vowed to work with great passion and commitment to ensure that The Baby Therapy Centre will continue to provide service excellence in addressing the needs of each child and, most importantly, also provide a warm and loving environment to families as a whole.
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