At Indigo Learning, our team of education and health professionals are passionate about helping individuals to reach their optimum learning potential. Our goal is to bring the best of neuroscience research together with good learning practices and developing the essential skills of language, reading and learning.
Executive Manager | Indigo Learning HQ
BA CM Psych (Stellenbosch)
Riaana began her career as a Counsellor and Training Development facilitator in 2001. She has worked for and consulted a number of businesses, schools, NGOs and FBOs both nationally and internationally.
Riaana’s love of community development led her to establish and then go on to run the Cape Town branch of an international rehabilitation center. Here she had extensive experience developing and implementing various counselling and training programs as well as speaking at a number of seminars throughout Cape Town
Riaana completed her BA in psychology and was accepted into Stellenbosch University’s Honors program. She was a part time faculty member at Cornerstone Institute lecturing and supervising counselling students in Psychology. Here she also developed and led short term training missions for psychology students practicums to rural Mozambique.
Riaana is a registered counsellor who has run her private practice at integrated health care clinics, schools and independently for more than 10 years. She intends to complete more postgraduate studies in the near future. As evident above Riaana is passionate about education and she is fascinated by the impact that neuroscience is having in this field and the work that Indigo Learning specialises in.Clinical Director | Owner | Indigo Learning HQ
M.Sc Med (Neuroscience), Ph.D (Developmental Neuroscience) Loren completed her Bachelors and Honours degrees in Psychology through the University of South Africa. Her interest in neuroscience was sparked after reading Dr. Norman Doidge's book The Brain that Changes Itself she immersed herself in the field of neuropsychology and neuroscience. She then enrolled for her Masters in Medicine degree at UCT specialising in Neuroscience. Loren obtained her Ph.D from the University of Cape Town where she does research on neuropsychiatric disorders in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She is a well respected expert in her field and has presented her work at numerous international conferences.RELATIONSHIP MANAGER | INDIGO LEARNING HQ
BA Humanities, BA Hons Psychological Counselling, PGCE Foundation PhaseYolanda has a passion for awakening children to their full potential. After completing her BA Honours degree in Psychological Counselling, she went on to complete additional training as a special needs facilitator. In over 5 years of working in the child development field, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through assisting children in facing a wide range of challenges. Yolanda is currently completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in order to further develop her knowledge and skills. Having worked with a number of intervention strategies in various contexts, she is proud to be a part of the Indigo Learning team. She adds: "It's wonderful to know that I am working with a program that is backed by years of research and really works!"ART COUNSELLOR | BUSINESS SUPPORT MANAGER | INDIGO LEARNING HQB HSS (Psychological Counselling) Miquette completed her Bachelors degree in Human and Social Sciences with specialization in psychological counselling through UNISA. She has done additional training in HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling. Miquette is experienced in offering presentations and talks to groups on any social, psychological and educational topic. She also does some freelance writing and journalism. Miquette is a registered counsellor and in the process of completing a post-graduate specialization in art therapy accredited by the George Washington University in Nebraska. Miquette has extensive experience in remedial teaching and her keen interest in neuroscience and learning stems from these experiences.EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR | ACCREDITED PROVIDER
I studied Psychology and Education through UNISA. I have always been interested in behaviour, especially abnormal behaviour in children.
I found the Fast ForWord programme because my own child was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. After years of therapy and trying everything possible, we finally started seeing major results and improvement in my child's language skills. Fast ForWord offered my child what no other therapy sessions could. I have ever since also introduced the programme in my school where all the little ones showed improvement.
Now I can help children with learning difficulties with great confidence through the Fast ForWord programme.EDUCATOR | ACCREDITED PROVIDER
B.Sc. Ed, B.Ed. Hons in Teaching and Learning
I have a passion for education, I am a good listener and have a deep sense of compassion. I support and assist wherever I am. I stumbled upon Fast ForWord whilst looking for a scientifically proven educational support programme that I can use with my own children as well as for my students. Fast ForWord addresses my natural instinct and higher calling to guide people towards fulfilling their potential.