Ms Liza Stemmet
Speech and Language Therapist
Welcome to Ms Liza Stemmet Speech & Langauge Therapy .
We hope you will be pleased with the service you receive here. We cannot wait to share our expertise with you!
About Me :
BA English and Linguistics UNISA (2013)
BScHon Speech and Language Pathology UCT (2016)
I am fully bilingual (English and Afrikaans)
After teaching for 9 years I returned to university to realise my dream of becoming a speech and language therapist. I did my community service in Kuruman in the Northern Cape, where I worked with paediatrics, special needs populations and adults in acute care. I worked as part of a speech therapy team at Kuruman District Hospital and served as the head of the speech therapy department at Tswaragano District Hospital.
In 2018 I worked in a busy private practice in Cape Town where we provided ward care (mostly to adult stroke patients) and practice patients. Conditions treated included language and learning difficulties, articulation disorders, stuttering, dysphagia (swallowing problems), acquired neurological disorders (stroke and traumatic brain injury), voice disorders as well as special conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
When a child or adult comes for speech therapy, I first do a case history. This is followed by an assessment. I use formal standardised assessments as well as informal assessments. A thorough assessment is the foundation for individualised therapy. Parents often ask ‘how long will my child need therapy for?’ This is very difficult to answer. Several children may present with the same type of diagnosis, but each may respond differently to therapy. Parental support is also vital.
I served as a Clinical Supervisor at UCT from March 2019 to July 2021.
Since September 2020 I have been working part time at Tygerberg Hospice Trust. I treat patients who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries or other progressive neurological conditions. At the trust I assess, manage and educate patients and their families for swallowing and communication disorders.
Paediatric: Early Language Delays
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Pragmatics and Social Language
Expressive Language Disorders
Receptive Language Disorders
Autism and other Developmental Disorders
Cognitive Disorders (Memory Reasoning, Problem Solving)
Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Why choose us?
Since no two people are the same, I modify the therapy to suit the patient. I try to make each session as diverse and interesting as possible to maintain focus and ensure progress. I want my patients to look forward to therapy sessions with me.
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37 Lords Avenue, Weltevreden Valley, Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, 7785, South Africa