Lizanne du Plessis received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy with distinction and completed post–graduate training in Ayres Sensory Integration, DIR Floor time model and Therapeutic Listening. She has worked for over 25 years, both in the private sector in London (UK) and in South Africa, and has a special interest in treating fussy infants and toddlers with sensory processing disorders. She has an affinity for the highly sensitive child, the introvert, the ones who seems to worry a lot and their moms. Lizanne runs a private practise in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Lizanne feels passionate about empowering parents and her work has enabled thousands of parents and professionals to discover and understand their child’s true nature, support their development, manage daily challenges and build strong relationships.
She is the author of “Raising Happy Children: The Key to a Calm, Connected Child” as well as “Speel–speel word jou kind so slim en oulik”. Lizanne has extensive experience in presenting workshops, seminars and lectures for professionals, teachers and parents on the subject of sensory processing and parenting and contributes regularly to professional publication sand magazines. She serves on the expert panels of Baba & Kleuter magazine and Finesse and is a regular guest on various parenting radio shows (RSG and Radio Tygerberg) as well as Television (Espresso and Groot FM).
Lizanne enjoys spending time with her husband, her two girls and their golden retriever. She also loves reading, camping, hiking and trail running.