My name is Nikki Heyman. I have been practicing as a speech language therapist since 1989.
My goal is to share information and tips with parents and educators to keep you informed in the best interests of parenting and education. I also love the iPad and the way that it engages children. The iPad can be a useful resource to facilitate learning.
From early on, my passion has been working with children. I admire their resilience, passion, plasticity and their ability to learn. It doesn’t matter how bad my day is at home, working with children has the ability to put a smile on my face and change my mood.
My Education and Experience
I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.A. (Speech & Hearing Therapy). After my son was born, I completed a post graduate Diploma in Remedial Education at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) (cum laude) now called the University of Johannesburg. I have recently completed my Masters in Speech Pathology (with distinction), through Wits University. My research investigated the use of language apps by speech-language therapists around the world.
Initially, I worked at Hillbrow Hospital and Cotlands Childrens Sanctuary. I then worked in a number of remedial school settings before deciding to venture into full time private practice. I now work in a mainstream private school , and run a practice from my home.
I hope that you will find some information on this site that you will be able to use and share with others. I also hope that I am able to assist you in answering questions that you may have.