The Team

Annelize Fourie BSR OT

Annelize visited Vancouver in 2002, loved it so much and never left.

She obtained her Bachelors degree in occupational therapy from the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa.  Following graduation she went to the USA to work as an Occupational Therapist for 12 months. Upon returning to South Africa she opened her own paediatric private practice, which she ran for 5 years.

Additionally Annelize has obtained a diploma in play therapy, as well as training, in Sensory Integration (SI). She also has a keen interest and knowledge about Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT).

Annelize immigrated to Canada in 2003 and joined Vancouver Paediatric Occupational Therapists (VPOT) as a full time O.T. and Clinical Supervisor. She has been responsible for introducing the sensory integration treatment approaches previously offered at VPOT.

She continued working at VPOT for four years, until she went on maternity leave in 2007.

In 2008 she opened ABC Kids OT’s doors from her home in Coquitlam, BC and has been delivering OT services in the community since then.

Annelize is licensed through the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia to practice occupational therapy, as well as with the BC Branch of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, (CAOT). She is also a registered service provider at Autism Community Training (ACT BC) and is on the RASP list.

Continuing with her approach of upgrading her education she has taken courses in;

  • Sensory Defensiveness Level 1 & 2
  • Sensory Integration Introduction and Intervention
  • “How Does Your Engine Run?” Alert program for self regulation
  • Sensory Assessment Tools for All
  • MORE: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Function
  • Helping Children with ASD get the sleep they need
  • Taking the Stress out of Mealtimes
  • Evidence-based Practice in Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Integrated Listening Systems
  • Social Discovery and Discovering Social Strategies
  • Introductory course on DIR
  • Foundations of Movement – Sensory Contributions and Postural Control
  • Primitive Reflexes, How do they Affect Learning and Play.
  • Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Approach
  • Boy Smarts – by Barry McDonald
  • Dyslexia

When she is not working she is a full time mom to her four children. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and making mohair teddy bears.