Hélène Serfontein

My name is Hélène Serfontein. I am a registered physiotherapist in South Africa. I have two children, ages four and six. My six year old developed vision problems at age four. The developmental impact of compromised vision has prompted me to start researching various aspects relating to vision and early childhood development. I would like to share some of my discoveries in the hopes that other parents may benefit.

Let’s talk about teeth

Let’s talk about teeth

Dr. Louisa Piek is a practicing dentist and mom of three children – ages 9, 7 and 5. She very kindly agreed to answer some questions about kids’ teeth and…Continue Reading

Gross motor checklist

Gross motor checklist

A lot of us wonder when our children should start doing which physical things. The sporting parents may want their little star to join in the fun, which is great.…Continue Reading

A weighted vest for the low tone child

A weighted vest for the low tone child

What does low tone mean?
The best explanation is by means of analogy. Imagine purchasing a mechanical arm that could wash dishes. The arm would need to be…Continue Reading

A pet for my child: Why caving in is good

A pet for my child: Why caving in is good

When our children wanted a dog we had to think about it long and hard. We know. It’s a job. They wore us down and we started researching breeds. We…Continue Reading

The princess and the pea

The princess and the pea

I grew up with a number of sensory quirks, which seemed to run in the extended family. These goings on were duly noted and mostly disregarded. I recognise similar traits…Continue Reading