Carianne qualified cum laude as a Speech-Language Pathologist from the University of Stellenbosch in 2005. She completed her community service at Witrand Care and Rehabilitation Centre in Potchefstroom where she gained experience in treating patients with a range of congenital and acquired neurological communication disorders and dysphagia.
With a passion for neurological rehabilitation, she completed her master’s degree cum laude at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010, as well as her basic neuro-developmental (NDT) training, while establishing her private practice part time. In 2011 Carianne went into private practice full-time, working at various hospitals and private rehabilitation centers in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. With a keen interest in further expanding her knowledge and skills, she went on to complete various post graduate certifications in the treatment of neurological conditions, including Introduction to Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets [PROMPT Therapy] (2015), VitalStim: Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Dysphagia (2016), Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention (2016), and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment [LSVT] (2020). Carianne has also attended various courses in the treatment of adults with neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia, and continues to do so.
Carianne has been in private practice on a full-time basis since 2011 and currently works in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, treating patients at various stages of their recovery and rehabilitation. She continues to have a special interest working to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders/dysphagia in adults.
Her practice works at various private hospitals and institutions in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. She goes by the philosophy of working in a team in order to treat all patients holistically. She also strives to treat each patient with her utmost effort and to the best of her ability, using evidence-based research.