Speech and Language Therapists / spraakterapeute

Jacqui de Beer & Associates

Hours

Mo- Fri: 7:30 to 17:30
(by appointment only)

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Jacqui de Beer

Jacqui studied at the University of Pretoria and graduated as a speech – language therapist and audiologist in 2004. In 2005 she completed a year of community service in Potchefstroom, and in 2006 she moved to London, where she worked for the National Health Service for 7 years. During this time, she worked with a diverse background of patients and therapists, and her passion for early communication intervention came to the fore. She returned to South Africa in 2013, and opened her practice in Pretoria East. 

Jacqui loves her work with children, and provides bespoke, specialist and expert support for families, nurseries and schools. She is passionate about helping children to reach their communication potential by delivering therapy in a child-centred and fun way. She shares her skills with parents and education staff to empower them to continue to facilitate the child’s progress.

Jacqui is a mother of three, so understands how busy life can be. She has a way with people, that helps them find their way with words.

Jacqui de Beer

Phone Number: 0790 818 008
Email Address: jacqui.debeer.slt@gmail.com

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Diana Malan

Diana qualified from the University of Pretoria in 2015, and completed her community service at Metsimaholo District Hospital during 2016. She joined the practice in 2017 as an energetic, motivated and creative young therapist. 

Diana is passionate about ensuring that children can enjoy the gift of speech, and have the freedom to express themselves confidently and creatively with language. She really enjoys the fulfilment that comes from helping each child meet their goals.

She has experience evaluating and treating children with a wide range of diagnosis including expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, fluency disorders, auditory processing difficulties and developmental delays. 

Diana’s work includes strong collaboration with teachers, occupational therapists, educational psychologists and play therapists, in order to provide the most individualized and holistic support for her therapy children. She is compassionate and fun-loving, and incorporates a balance of play and structure into each therapy session. 

Diana Malan

Phone Number: 079 875 3186
Email Address: joubertdiana@gmail.com

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Bronwyn Engelbrecht

Bronwyn qualified from the University of Pretoria in 2016, and completed her community service at Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg, during 2017. She joined the practice in 2018 as a driven, results-oriented young therapist.

Bronwyn is skilled in working with children with a variety of communication difficulties. She offers support and guidance for children who find remembering and understanding what has been said a challenge. She assists those who are struggling to use correct sounds for consonants and vowels. She can also help those who are having difficulties with word-finding, using vocabulary and building sentences. 

Bronwyn runs early language and literacy groups at schools in order to facilitate children’s communication development. While targeting emerging language, she also supports children’s early social communication skills and teaches them how to participate in a structured environment. 

She loves experiencing the excitement that a child and their parent feels when they achieve a new skill. Her warm personality and playful approach makes her a favourite among the children.

Bronwyn Engelbrecht

Phone Number: 083 964 7314
Email Address: bronmarucchi@yahoo.com

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Treatments and Diagnosis

Screening and Assessment

Comprehensive informal and formal assessment of the following areas:

  • Oral-motor and feeding
  • Speech and articulation
  • Language and language learning
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Auditory processing
  • Play and social communication
  • Reading and spelling

Listen Up! Language Enrichment

A programme designed and facilitated (at preschools) by speech and language therapists, to support children’s development in the following areas:

  • attention and listening
  • pre-literacy and auditory perception (crucial for reading and spelling)
  • language and confidence in communicating in groups

Reading and Spelling Groups

Weekly reading groups in schools, targeting phonics, phonemic and phonological awareness, vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension.

Training and Parent Evenings

Customized training for parents, teachers, therapists on a wide variety of topics

School Services

Our team of therapists make the above services available at the following schools in and around Pretoria East and Centurion:
Pre-Schools:

  • Bright Beginnings Pre-School
  • Curious Minds International School
  • Mini-Me Academy
  • Piglet’s Playpen
  • Situla Brooklyn
  • Bambolini
  • KiddieSaurus
  • Shere Montesorri
  • Tyger Valley Montesorri
  • Situla Centurion
  • Tiertjies (NG Tygerpoort)
  • Kiddies Academy (Lynnwood)
  • Ladybird Pre-School
  • Marianne’s Playgroup
Primary Schools:
  • Tyger Valley College
  • Laerskool Lynnwood
  • Kingdom Preparatory School
  • Curro Academy
  • Situla Education & Therapy Centre
  • Skitter Tuisskole

Treatment and Therapy

Individualized therapy and treatment programmes for children needing support with:

  • Early communication intervention
  • Oral-motor and feeding delays / disorders
  • Phonological delays and articulation disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Language and language learning
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Auditory processing
  • Play and social communication
  • Reading and spelling
  • Aural rehabilitation (children with hearing aids or cochlear implants)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Cleft lip and palate

Testimonials

DR (Equestria)
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We were referred to Jacqui by my son’s creche teacher since she was seeing another little boy there at the time who had a similar personality to that of my son’s. Jacqui’s patient, caring approach created an environment where he could focus on improving his vocabulary and pronunciation in a fun and engaging way. She provided practical exercises for us to do at home which guided my husband and I to create consistent opportunities to develop his speech and confidence.

When she was satisfied with his progress and confident that we had the tools to assist him further she advised that speech therapy was no longer required and instead suggested occupational therapy to promote his school readiness. Unnecessary therapy is, I believe, something every parent fears. Jacqui clearly has great respect for both her profession and clients, and we are grateful for the positive influence she has had on our son.
LA (Die Wilgers)
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I took my bubbly headstrong 3-year-old girl for a speech and language evaluation to Jacqui and had no expectations of how it would go. My daughter surprisingly loved every second of the evaluation, which was done in an age appropriate informal, playful yet structured way. It was never threatening and only hopeful to me as parent. My daughter was seen at her school and she absolutely enjoyed her individual sessions each week. Jacqui really brought out the best in her!
VM (Lynnwood)
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You have no idea the huge impact you have had on P's life and education. Before we met you, we were anxious and agitated about his future, now he just cannot stop expressing himself and learning new words. The ‘M’ family would like to thank you and your team for an amazing year and helping our son become more comfortable and happier with himself. We could not thank you enough and we love you.
JL (Witbank)
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I remember driving to Pretoria with my son once a week and how this was the highlight of his week! Jacqui de Beer became like family to us. She helped our kids excel in ways we never imagined. We have so much gratitude and will never be able to thank her enough. Jacqui, you are a rare gem and I know you will touch each and every person you continue to meet.
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Contact Details

Address

390 Manitoba Drive, Faerie Glen

Telephone Number

079 0818 008

Hours

Mon-Fri 7:30 to 17:30
(By Appointment only)

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Professional Associations

SASLHA-–-South-African-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association
MPS-–-Medical-Protection-Society

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