Lurinda qualified at the University of Pretoria in 2005 and subsequently completed her Master's degree in Early Childhood Intervention in 2007. She has completed both her Basic Paediatric NDT training, as well as the Advanced NDT Baby course and is certified to perform the General Movements Assessment. She is also trained up to Intermediate level in Wheelchair and Seating Service Delivery and completed her Sensory Integration Theory and Test Mechanics courses. Currently, she is busy with her certification in the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale
Lurinda enjoys paediatrics and has a special place in her heart for kids with disabilities. She also loves early intervention and working with babies and their families. Among her other passions are spending time with her husband, daughter and dogs, dolphins, the ocean, Disney princesses and sewing. Her favourite saying is a quote by late former president Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
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Miena qualified at the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. She has completed her beginner course in Gestalt Play Therapy, as well as her Sensory Integration Theory and Test Mechanics courses. She also attended a practical course on Cerebral Palsy presented by Malamulele Onwards and is trained up to intermediate level in Wheelchair and Seating Service Delivery. Furthermore, she is qualified to perform the General Movements Assessment (GMA), a technique used in the early detection of cerebral palsy, and completed both the basic and the advanced courses.
In 2014 Miena moved to Port Elizabeth, in support of her husband's work in the ministry. She started working at CPA, fulfilling her heart’s desire to serve the community and working with children! She has two adventurous boys who enjoy the challenge of catching Zoepie-the-bunny, playing in the mud, riding their bikes and reading books. The Combrinck family is fond of the outdoors and having a braai with real Vrystaat-tjoppies!
Adriana is a research assistant, helping us in the planning and managing of our current research projects. She started out as a volunteer for us, and then gradually formed her post in research and research admin. She graduated from Rhodes University in 2015, with her Masters in Social Science.
Adriana is fuelled by her passion for logic, writing and creativity; and is always eager to learn. It is this eagerness that has caused her to branch off into other sectors of our Association, such as fundraising, event planning and social media management. Adriana hopes to someday further her education by pursuing a PhD.