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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

No Cuts For Kids Campaign from SAOT


Tuesday, 6 October 2020

OT needed in Okotoks



I am looking for Occupational Therapists to join my son’s SS team.
Looking for someone who is experienced and can help us achieve the

A little about my son:
- E is on the Autism spectrum.
- He is in grade one, so he attends school full time.
- He is Verbal and a fast learner.
- He eats limited quantity of food
- He loves to ask questions

We are in Okotoks.
His team consist of BT, SLP, Aide who has been with E since the
beginning of the contract.
- Sessions after school. (We are very flexible).

Please contact me at if you have any questions.
or you can call me at 587-888-3305.

Thank you,
E Tak. / Sansoa


Monday, 28 September 2020

Assessment needed


Fatima Hussain

Wed, Aug 19, 11:56 AM
 I've got a family that is looking for a private OT assessment for their 6 year old son (7 in October). Unfortunately, I don't have access to an assessment kit for his age and was wondering if anyone could either do the assessment or would be willing to rent out assessment materials to me. I can be reached via e-mail at
Thank you!! 
Fatima Hussain


Please share this information with any families whom you think might benefit from participating.


Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

 Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (BNBD-NDD) is an evidence-based eHealth program to support parents of children ages 4-12 years old with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) who experience sleeping problems including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early.

The BNBD-NDD program is tailored for parents/primary caregivers of children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and Cerebral Palsy (CP).

Funded by the Kids Brain Health Network (, the program was designed by a national team of pediatric sleep researchers led by Dr. Penny Corkum (Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre) and Dr. Shelly Weiss (University of Toronto, SickKids).

The national team of investigators are currently evaluating the BNBD-NDD program using a randomized controlled trial. The research team is recruiting Canadian parents of children ages 4-12 years with ADHD, ASD, FASD, and CP to participate in the study and receive access to the program.

Interested families can visit for more information and sign up to participate. 

Inclusion Criteria

q  Child is between the ages of 4 and 12 years old

q  Child has been diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, FASD, or CP

q  Family resides in Canada

q  Parent has regular access to high-speed internet and email

q  Parent can read, write and understand English

q  Child has problems falling asleep lasting 1 month or longer

q  Child is ambulatory

q  Child can feed themselves with a utensil

q  Child can help with dressing themselves

q  Child can follow 2-step instructions when focused

q  Child can express preferences using language and speak in 4-word sentences

q  Child does not experience incontinence more than 3 or more times per week that requires parental intervention at night

q  Parent does not wish to bed share with child

q  Child has not been diagnosed with a medical disorder or mental health disorder that currently requires hospitalization or residential care, or a medically based sleep disorder (such as sleep apnea)


Contact Information





Fall OT groups in Calgary with IDEAS


Keep School Skills Sharp with

Occupational Therapy

Developing Pre-Printing Skills



COST : Six 1 hr sessions $420 *$390 (Early Bird rate) 

FALL Session: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, times to be determined


The development of muscle strength and dexterity in hands and fingers, eye-hand coordination, visual-motor control and visual perceptual skills are essential for the acquisition of pre-writing skills. This is a therapeutic program for students to improve pre-writing skills.


The Skills of Handwriting

Grade 3-6


COST : Six 1 hr sessions $420 *$390 (Early Bird rate) 

FALL Session: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, times to be determined


Studies have shown that increased legibility of handwriting can result in improved self-esteem, greater proficiency and stronger grades. This is a therapeutic program for students to improve cursive writing, focusing on the fundamentals of handwriting and lower case letters.


*New clients require an Initial Consultation for all groups.

*Each session will include evaluation of skill level & practical recommendations and materials for home school programming.

*COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

*Private consultation meeting with the therapist following the program to review progress and recommendations.
















The Skills of Printing

Grade 1-3


COST: Six 1 hr sessions $420 *$390 (Early Bird rate) 

FALL Session: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, times to be determined


Children who experience difficulties with fine motor and visual motor skills often struggle in acquiring the skills of printing. This struggle can lead to frustration, poor motivation and reduced work output. This is a therapeutic program for students to improve printing skills, legibility and speed.


Self-Regulation Programs

(Alert/Zones of Regulation)

Grades 2-6


COST : Six 90 minute sessions (+ Parent session) $450 *$420 (Early Bird rate) 

FALL Session: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2019, Mondays or Thursdays, times to be determined


These programs are designed to help students with self-regulation by teaching them how to recognize their own zones of regulation or “engine speeds”. Students will also learn various strategies to use to attain, change, or maintain their levels of alertness. In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will gain an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading others’ facial expressions, insight into events that trigger their behavior, calming and alerting strategies and problem solving skills.


Early Bird rates available until Thanksgiving







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Monday, 17 August 2020

PDMS and Swings for sale


We have fully moved out. 

I have for sale:

PDMS-2 kit $500 
5-6 different swings - price tbd 

Please contact Trish if you are interested in purchasing


Experienced using Functional Behavioural Analysis approach and/or Token Economy ???




I am an OT in Acute Care Mental Health and have been thinking about using a Functional Behavioural Analysis approach and/or Token Economy with a current patient. 

Would you be able to suggest any Occupational Therapists in Alberta who may have experience in this area?


Please contact,


Kim Mikalson

Occupational Therapist

Peter Lougheed Centre Unit 27