About Us


The Neurodiversity Centre was founded in order to provide multi-disciplinary assessment, support and intervention to children, adolescents and adults presenting with neurodevelopmental needs and challenges. We work together as a team, and seek to collaborate with families in order to assess all of your child's needs

The NDC is made up of a dedicated team of Clinical- and Educational Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry, Developmental Paediatrics, Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Specialists, Administrators and Practice Management. Naturally, we rely most heavily on the parents of our children as key members of our team.

Referral Process

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Assessment

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Interventions

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ESSENCE

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Training

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Support Groups

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The Team

Our multi-disciplinary team of experienced health professionals includes Psychologists, a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, a Speech Language and Hearing Therapist and a Developmental Peadiatrician. All are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and have additional specialised training in Social Communication Disorders.


Groot Drakenstein

Ben Truter

Clinical Psychologist

Dr.Simon Pickstone-Taylor

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
and Adult Psychiatrist

Wynand Gerber

Clinical Psychologist

Dr.Henriette Saunders

Developmental Paediatrician

Johannes Schickerling

Clinical Psychologist

Liane Parish

Accounts Administrator

Adelah Alexander

Office Administrator

Marina Retief

Educational Psychologist

Tracy-Lee Waullenbach

Clinical Psychologist

Jetaime Bester

Office Administrator:
Dr.Simon Pickstone-Taylor

Karin Huyssen

Clinical Psychologist &
Occupational Therapist



Durbanville

Corneil Claassen

Educational Psychologist

Marelise van Loggenberg

Educational Psychologist

Juazel de Villiers

Clinical Psychologist

Bianca Kuffner

Educational Psychologist

Line Kruger

Speech,Language and
Hearing Therapist

Jonene de Villiers

Practice Manager

Naomi Botha

Autism Spectrum Specialist Teacher and Behavioural Therapist

Aaqilah Ahmed

Office Administrator
and Accounts

Curtis Brown

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Adri van der Walt

Paediatric Neurologist

Claire Fourie

Counselling Psychologist



Worcester

Meagan Windvogel

Office Administrator
and Accounts

Elna de Wet

Counselling Psychologist

Jaime Abrahams

Educational Psychologist


Somerset West

Alex Butterfield

Educational Psychologist

Domenico Balsamo

Educational Psychologist




Events

Fees



Session Duration

Fee (incl VAT)

0-10 min: 86200
R183.33
10-20 min: 86201
R366.67
20-30 min: 86202
R550.00
30-40 min: 86203
R733.33
40-50 min: 86204
R916.67
50-60 min: 86205
R1100.00
80-90 min: 86208
R1650.00

Please note: The same rates apply for telephonic consultations and any special reports/letters requested by the client.

DISCO (incl Report and Feedback session):
R5500.00
ADOS-2 (incl. Report and Feedback session):
R4750.00
COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT (SSAIS/JSAIS) - 2 hours assessment plus report:
R3300.00
PMB MOTIVATIONS / SARS FORMS:
R366.67
FULL SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT / IEB ASSESSMENT ACCOMODATION:
Billed according to duration of testing (typically 4-5 hours). Please discuss with your Keyworker.

TRAVEL COSTS(for travel further than 10km from the office):
R5.50/km



Q&A

A:  Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are a group of complex brain development conditions. This umbrella term covers conditions such as autism and Asperger syndrome. These conditions are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and a restricted and repetitive repertoire of interests and activities.

A:  The level of intellectual functioning is extremely variable in persons with an autism spectrum condition, ranging from profound impairment to superior non-verbal cognitive skills. It is estimated that around 50% of persons with ASC also suffer from an intellectual disability.

A:  Identifying an autism spectrum condition is difficult before the age of about 12 months but diagnosis is generally possible by the age of 2 years. Characteristic features of the onset include delay in the development or temporary regression in language and social skills and repetitive stereotyped patterns of behaviour.

A:  Parents have an essential role in providing support to a child with an autism spectrum condition. They can help to ensure access to health services and education, and offer nurturing and stimulating environments as their child grows up. Recently, it has been shown that parents can also help deliver psychosocial and behavioural treatments to their own children.

A:  Scientific evidence suggests that various factors, both genetic and environmental, contribute to the onset of autism spectrum conditions by influencing early brain development.

A:  Available epidemiological data show that there is no evidence of a link between measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism spectrum conditions. Previous studies suggesting a causal link were found to be seriously flawed.











Contact Us

Durbanville

Groot Drakenstein

Somerset West

Worcester