Hello, my name is Gabi.
As a child, I experienced speech difficulties myself (a lisp). When the time came to choose a career, speech therapy was at the top of my list. It incorporates two things I love dearly, healthcare and language. Children also hold a very special place in my heart, so Speech and Language Therapy was a no brainer! I studied at the University of Cape Town from 2018 to 2021. Thereafter, I completed my first year of work in a tiny town in rural South Africa. Here, I gained experience working with a multitude of diagnoses.
My favourite part of my job is being able to see the progress and improvement in my patients’ lives as well as using my profession for good, while advocating for any and all communication/swallowing needs. I am friendly, passionate, and curious. This, paired with my diverse background, helps me connect and empathise with children/families from all walks of life.
In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, and doing crosswords – finishing a particularly difficult crossword is a thrill like no other!