Meet our experts

Jacklynn Langkilde & Jacqui Short

Jacklynn  Langkilde


Jacklynn  Langkilde is an Occupational Therapist who completed her studies in 2006 at the University of Pretoria.  After completion of her community service year at Tambo Memorial Hospital, she started Sensory Matters Occupational Therapists with Jacqui Jorge. Sensory Matters started in Edenvale, and has slowly expanded to include a practice in Benoni and now in Bedfordview.

Jacklynn had completed her Sensory Integration training in 2009 and likes to keep her knowledge current by attending courses, such as Therapeutic listening, Infant Sensory Integration, DIR, SOS, Little Steps Premature infants and has recently completed her MAES training. 

Jacklynn completed her Masters at the University of Pretoria in 2016. Her research looked into the relationship between birthing methods and sensory processing disorder.

Her passion lies in early intervention, education to parents and teachers and looking at children holistically. 

Jacklynn is married and has a two little girls who keeps her passion for Occupational Therapy and children very much alive.


Jacqui  Short


Jacqui qualified in 2005 from the University of Pretoria, cum laude. In 2008 she co-founded a paediatric private practice, Sensory Matters. Her Master’s degree in paediatrics was completed through WITS in 2012, which included her Sensory Integration training. The topic of her Masters was based on the effect of sensory strategies on infant regulation. Her NDT training was completed in 2015 with her advanced NDT training being completed in 2017. Jacqui also has a keen interest in attachment and its impact on development and has attended short courses on attachment and play therapy to supplement her OT. Jacqui has written articles both for Medical journals and parenting magazines and has presented workshops to parents, teachers and therapists.

She has extensive experience working with infants, toddlers and school going children with a wide range of disabilities and challenges. She is a mother of two beautiful daughters who give her insight into parenting and raising a child with sensory processing difficulties.