My name is Nikki Heyman. I have been practicing as a speech language therapist since 1989.

My goal is to share information and tips with parents and educators to keep you informed in the best interests of parenting and education.

From early on, my passion has been working with children. I admire their resilience, passion, plasticity and their ability to learn. It doesn’t matter how bad my day is at home, working with children has the ability to put a smile on my face and change my mood.

My Education and Experience

I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.A. (Speech & Hearing Therapy). After my son was born, I completed a post graduate Diploma in Remedial Education at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) (cum laude) now called the University of Johannesburg. I completed my Master in speech-pathology at WITS (with distinction). I am PROMPT (bridging) trained. I am also familiar with a number of Alternative Augmentative Communication Applications and I am a registered Touch Chat Trainer. I am certified as anEnglish Foreign Language Teacher.

I have worked in a variety of settings, including Hillbrow Hospital & Cotlands Childrens Sanctuary. I worked at a private remedial school in Johannesburg for 7 years before deciding to venture into full time private practice. I now run my practice fromĀ  a mainstream private school.

I hope that you will find some information on this site that you will be able to use and share with others. I also hope that I am able to assist you in answering questions that you may have.