Aniesa Blore - Independent Pediatric Occupational Therapist – Author
Aniesa completed her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999 at the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. She has since been focusing on paediatrics and sensory processing and integration. She has worked across a range of paediatric fields and has extensive experience in children’s issues from autism to learning difficulties. Her speciality areas of practice include Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays and Dyspraxia. Aniesa has extensive experience in using standardised and non-standardised assessment for establishing a baseline on which intervention can be delivered and continually evaluated. Sensational Kids Therapy.
In 2020 Aniesa released a book – Link to Parenting the Conundrum Child
“Over my 20 years experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I’ve become aware of a cohort of children being referred to me who do not have any diagnosis. Somewhere along the line, usually around the time formal schooling starts, things have started to go wrong. Subtle hints. Nothing glaring, but parental instincts have said that something is off.
They may sleep badly, struggle to socialise, not cope (or go) on playdates, find restaurants distressing. Friends and family are likely to say ‘nothing’s wrong!’ or ‘you’re overreacting’.
Aniesa calls these children conundrum children - wonderful, (sometimes frustrating), unique kids who need some extra support to be independent, fulfilled, and happy.
This book is for all those parents with a conundrum child, who want their children to thrive, to succeed, and simply not to have to struggle with what seems to come so easily to other kids their age. It’s for parents who want to connect with their kids and have peace of mind that their kids will be OK.
Aniesa is a fantastic human being who is making a positive impact in a lot of different way, we hope you enjoy our chat as much as we did.