Educational psychologist Sheryl Maastrecht is based in East London, South Africa. She works with children, teens, and families who are experiencing challenges in the context of learning and development.
Sheryl worked in full-time private practice in East London since 2008. In January 2019 she moved into a school-based Governing Body post at Hudson Park Primary School. At HPPS she provides psychological services to the school community as part of the school-based support team. Her private practice continues on a part-time basis in the later afternoon and during some school holidays.
In her part-time private practice, Sheryl conducts assessments aimed at measuring schooling potential and functional levels in literacy and numeracy to identify underlying learning differences that may impact on progress in the classroom. She also explores the emotional functioning and needs of children displaying behavioural and mood disturbances. She offers parenting training aimed at improving the emotional communication in the family.
Sheryl completed a Higher Diploma in Education (HDE) at Edgewood College of Education and worked as a Intermediate Phase Educator for six years. She then returned to full-time study and achieved a Masters in Social Science at the University of KwaZulu Natal. She completed her psychology internship at The Browns School in Durban and then worked as a member of the trans-professional team at the same school for a further five years. This specialised school caters for learners with extrinsic and intrinsic barriers to learning (such as autism, cerebral palsy, specific learning difficulties and language delays) and provided a rich training ground in assessment and counselling.
- HPCSA Registration Number: PS 0082503
- BHF Practice Number: 0135720