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Is your child in need of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist? You've come to the right place.

Debbie Mobbs is an experienced Occupational Therapist whose focus for the past 15 years has been helping young children overcome or cope with their difficulties. She is highly trained and skilled in Neurodevelopmental and Sensory Integration approaches to treatment and has a particular focus on early intervention for children from birth to 5 years old.

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About Debbie Mobbs

B.Sc. (OT) Hons (UCT), HPCSA #OT0057215
Practice Number: 066 000 0543322

Debbie Mobbs

Debbie Mobbs

Occupational Therapist

Debbie trained at the University of Cape Town and has been a qualified Occupational Therapist for over 15 years, with a special interest in paediatrics. During this time, she has lived and worked in South Africa as well as the United Kingdom. She has special interests in the Neurodevelopmental (Bobath) and Sensory Integration approaches to intervention, and has completed a number of courses to further specialise in these areas.

Debbie has experience working with a wide variety of conditions and difficulties, including

  • developmental delay,
  • school readiness,
  • handwriting,
  • visual perception,
  • motor co-ordination (gross and fine),
  • sensory, and
  • neurological conditions (such as cerebral palsy).

Her intervention includes working with children from their early years through to young adults, within educational and community settings such as mainstream and special schools, homes, play groups and therapy centres.

Debbie is also the founder and CEO of Sensational Kids (www.sensationalkids.co.za). She is an energetic mother of two boys and a girl, who wanted to combine her love for being a mom with her career passion of being a paediatric Occupational Therapist - a dream which was realised with the launch of Sensational Kids and this private practice. Through Sensational Kids, Debbie hopes to empower parents to help and encourage their children to learn through play, and regularly writes blog posts about child development from an OT perspective.

What OT Services does Debbie offer?

As an experienced Occupational Therapist, Debbie helps children with a wide range of difficulties across seven key developmental areas. These include Sensory, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Perceptual, Cognitive, Self-Care and Social & Emotional.

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From Debbie's Sensational Kids Blog

Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:36:12 GMT

The Benefits of Creating a Family Veggie Patch

We have had a patch of ground in our garden where I have been wanting to plant some veggies for a while now. When I mentioned this idea to my kids, they were so excited about it that we decided to tur...

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Posted on Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:54:27 GMT

The Gift of Boredom

Many parents have a love-hate relationship with school holidays. Initially one is relieved for the break from routine and time-bound commitments, but often within a few days (or hours!) of the holiday...

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Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:32:33 GMT

Visual Perception - it's in the eye of the beholder

Perceptual Skills rely heavily on our visual skills and how we see things, such as depth (distance), shapes and how they relate to one another (e.g. with puzzles) and size (big vs. small). These skill...

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Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Let the show begin! Puppet Playtime.

A child's imagination is one of their greatest assets, and there is no better toy or activity to encourage imaginative play than classic puppets! The play and learning opportunities are endless with p...

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Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.

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The Practice

Occupational Therapist in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
1 Groeneveld Road
Cape Town, 7700
Phone: 021 685 9299
Email: debbie@debbiemobbs.com
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