Ulrike Mai is a foreign qualified health professional, who graduated in Germany as an Occupational Therapist in 2002. Registered with HPCSA since 2018 after successfully passing the board exam at Stellenbosch University and completing the mandatory year of Community Service at a district hospital in SA. Several additional postgraduate studies reflecting among others in registration as a counsellor with Council for Counsellors SA.
Ulrike is a certified Sensory Enrichment Therapist (USA), Neonatal Practitioner (Little Steps, SA), Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental Therapist (Germany).
My passion, purpose and personal interests are to support children to reach their full potential. Going the extra mile to reach that goal is compulsory for me.
My approach is putting the fun in functional. In fact, according to research by Dr. Karyn Purvis, scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain, unless it is done in play, in which case it only takes 10 to 20 repetitions.