Motherwise Early Intervention

our vision

To be a source of hope for the children and families of Mossel Bay and the surrounding areas. A safe haven for discouraged parents and for children with specific challenges.

Occupational Therapy

As occupational therapists, we aim to improve independence in an individual’s functioning within activities of daily living. These activities include: eating, working, dressing, bathing, playing and going to school in the case of a child. We make use of goal-directed activities as to make the session meaningful. Through meaningful activities, learning takes place and changes are made to the way a child functions.

paediatric therapy

As paediatric occupational therapists our aim is to improve a child’s functioning by using play activities. Sometimes we need to adapt a play activity in order for the child to participate. In the case of a physically disabled child, we make use of Neuro-developmental principles to facilitate more typical movements. We believe in teamwork and therefore include the important role players in the child’s life – parents, caregivers, teachers and other health professionals.

your child

Your child is the most important part of the team and goals for therapy are set according to your child’s greatest current need. At our practice we believe in “the earlier, the better” and therefore aim to reach at-risk children at a very young age.

Neuro development

One of our therapists specialize in Neuro-developmental therapy which specifically focuses on babies and children with neurological problems. We also have a passion for children on the Autistic spectrum.

About US

We specialize in children from the age of 0 to 11 years

Situated in the heart of Mosselbay, along the coastline of the Garden Route, South Africa, we are so blessed to be able to take in all of the beauty of God's creation every morning in preparation for our day ahead. Our days are busy, joyously noisy and filled with lots of small little faces. Fun and excitement are at the top of our daily schedules. Our aim is to create awareness and provide therapy for children with special needs and disabilities. Our practice is always a warm place and all are surely welcome! Founded in 2014 by Marna Robertson who is an Occupational Therapist with special interest in Neuro-developmental Therapy, we have grown into a team of very eager ladies who want to make a change. Simoné Willemse is our Speech-, Language - and Hearing Therapist who work from the practice as well as visit the schools where our children need them the most. Dianka Oosthuizen is also an Occupational Therapist and works alongside Marna to provide occupational therapy to all the OT children. We are exited to introduce our upcoming early intervention classes very soon.

  • Neuro developmental therapy

    We are 100% skilled to deal with Neuro-developmental problems.

  • Develpmental delays

    We are 100% equipped to help children reach their developmental milestones.

  • Learning difficulties

    We are 100% focused on assisting the teacher in making the learning process possible for the child

  • Early intervention aaproach

    We firmly believe in "the earlier, the better" and we are 100% ready to create awarenss and provide the necessary therapy the child may need as well as advice, training and support for the parents.


Our amazing team of Speech- and Occupational Therapists
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Marna is the enthusiastic and joyful mind behind our practice. She obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009 at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and specialized in Neuro-developmental Therapy in 2012. One of her main goals this year is to create awareness among parents and in the community about early intervention in the lives of their children.
Occupational & Neuro-developmental Therapist
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Dianka has joined our team all the way from Zithulele, Transkei. She obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy in 2014 at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is a very passionate and creative therapist and is exited about being involved with the treatment of children.
Occupational Therapist
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Simone is the Speech-, Language- and Hearing Therapist who started her practice in 2016. She obtained her degree in Speech-, Language- and Hearing Therapy in 2014 at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and did her community service in Cradock. Born and bred in the Western Cape this bubbly lady has a lot to look forward to this year at our practice.
Speech-, Language- and Hearing Therapist
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Monique Malan

Monique is an Occupational Therapist that joined our team in May of 2017. She completed her community year in Madwaleni, Eastern Cape. She obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015 at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Monique also has a BComm in Statistics and Economics. She has a creative mind which is evident when she provides treatment.
Occupational Therapist
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Fransisca van Eden

Fransisca is our lovely receptionist. She handles administrative tasks within the practice. She is the “go-to” person regarding booking appointments and financial enquiries.

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