Tamsyn adopts an holistic approach to care, working closely with the multi-disciplinary professional team and the patient’s family and caregivers. She believes in optimising care by connecting the patient to all available resources, such as other individual therapies, group therapy, education and counselling.
BA Speech and Hearing Therapy (2002) University of the Witwatersrand
MA Speech Pathology (2005) University of the Witwatersrand
Tamsyn graduated in 2002 from the University of the Witwatersrand, completed her community service in 2003 and her Masters in Speech Pathology in 2005.
She began her career in private acute rehabilitation and then moved into the NGO sector as the therapy manager of Headway Gauteng (The Brain Injury Association). Following that, she lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand for 3 years, which included clinical and research supervision. She was also as a clinical supervisor for final year Wits speech therapy students from 2005 – 2013 and resumed this clinical supervision in 2016.
Tamsyn is a regular presenter at conferences, journal clubs and support group meetings. She is a certified trainer in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia™, having completed the full course at the Aphasia Centre in Toronto, Canada in 2010. In addition, she has attended, and continues to attend, many conferences, workshops and professional events within the field of neurorehabilitation. Tamsyn served on the Southern African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) committee from 2007-2013 and was the chairperson from 2011-2013. She is now a director as well as the current chair.
Tamsyn went into full time private practice in 2011. Her practice is based at the Wanderers Wellness Centre (Illovo, Johannesburg) where she sees her outpatients. Tamsyn conducts group sessions at Headway Gauteng and supervises the Wits 4th Year Speech Therapy Students on their placement at Headway. She is currently a member of the Headway Governing Body. Tamsyn is part of the multidisciplinary team for Auria Senior Living and runs cognitive stimulation groups at 2 of their senior living facilities. She also conducts home-visits at private residences and residential care facilities within a certain radius from the practice.