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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Calgary OT Interest Group Meeting Feb 27, 2012

Calgary OT Paediatric Interest Group

We meet the last Monday of the month in October, November, February, March and April at 7:30. The location varies around the city.

This is very casual where everyone can share information, new toys or books, discuss case studies or any other burning questions people may have. We also try to have someone/a group of people share information on a specific topic, such as a course they have been to or an interesting book they have read.

We are always looking for someone to share information. If you would be willing to do so, please contact Carol Vickery at kids4ot@gmail.com

Our next meetings are:

Monday Feb. 27, 2012
Location: IDEAS Therapy Office
Suite 405 Willow Park Centre
10325 Bonaventure Dr. S.E.
Topic: Cathy Schneider OT, has been doing Neuro-feedback training using the NeurOptimal system by Zengar. She has been using the system with good success with many clients with ASD and clients with ADD/ADHD. Cathy will discuss what this is and how she is seeing it work

Monday March 19 or 26 – I realized March 26 is Spring break. If you normally come and would prefer not to have on spring break for the CBE. Please let me know and we will see what the majority is.
Location: TBA
Topic: Brenda Wilson will be facilitating a discussion on the “Best Practice Guidelines on Sensory Processing” developed by Australian OT’s.

Monday April 30
Location: TBA
Topic: Dr. Charles Boulet works out of Black Diamond area and is a 'developmental optometrist', but has a particular take on it given that his background is initially in neuropsych and education. He does full visual rehabilitation, but he also includes many other elements necessary for building success in schools, elements such as self-awareness and self-control, mental focus, varied gross and fine motor skill activities, as well as numerous cognitive skills. Charles finds OTs much more realistic about the impact of visual dysfunction vis-a-vis reading and he would like to engage in related conversations. He will be bringing some activities and resources to share. You can check out more information at www.LearningManagement.ca or http://archieslaw.com/

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