Carol worked: in hospitals (in both Cape Town and Dublin); as a clinical supervisor for the University of Cape Town; as well as at a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. She has been in full-time private practice since early 2013, based mainly in the Fish Hoek and Tokai areas.
Carol has a keen interest in hearing impairment and neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s syndrome, apraxia, dyslexia, and auditory (language) processing disorders. She accomplished a one-year post-graduate course in Auditory-Verbal Therapy from the University of Stellenbosch, Listening and Spoken Language (completed with distinction in 2013). She has also completed the Vera Intensive Training Course (on Autism Spectrum Disorders), Makaton (Foundation 1-4 & Enhancement level)
, Bridges in Social Understanding
(a curriculum for developing social understanding and social skills for children with ASD), and the Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk
Carol also has a passion for working with adults with acquired neurological disorders. She is qualified to offer the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD)
, which is an international evidence-based protocol for adults with speech difficulties due to Parkinson's disease.
Carol Mestern is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is a member of the South African Speech-Language and Hearing Association
and the South African Cochlear Implant Group