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Thursday, 26 April 2012

OT Peads Meeting Mon. April 30 - Developmental Optometrist Dr. Charles Boulet

OT Peads Meeting Mon. April 30 - Developmental Optometrist Dr. Charles Boulet

Location: GRIT
Time: 7:30

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/ 

If you know in advance that you are able to come, please RSVP by commenting on this post, as Charles would like to know approximate numbers.



Sunday, 1 April 2012

DCD Parent Group Meeting April 26th

Save the Date for April 26th for a presentation on physical activity for children with DCD!

We have 2 great speakers -- Jamie McCulloch is the General Manager of the Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre and Tammy Nighswander is a Physiotherapist at Renfrew Educational  Services . Please see attached poster for more details.

Also attached is a book list that may be of interest. 

Krazy Box™ WORKSHOP for Occupational Therapists

Turn Your Therapy Into Creative Play That Children & Parents Will Love!
In This Workshop You Will Discover:
  • How to assess hand and finger skills more effectively
  • Enhanced skills in playfully helping children improve:
  • Hand & finger skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Knowledge & practical strategies for developing
  • Functional pencil grasp
  • More than 50 of Karen’s most popular and effective therapeutic activities that both parents and children love to do!

Date: Sat. May 26, 2012 & June 09, 2012

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: IDEAS Office: Suite 405 Willow Park Centre, 10325 Bonaventure Drive SE

Cost: $150

SAVE: Register before May 01, 2012 and pay only $139!

Added Bonuses:
  • Your own free Krazy Box™ (value $50)
  • Instruction booklet for your OT practice
  • $10 off any additional Krazy Box™’s (complete with instruction booklet)
  • Applicable for ACOT Continuing Competency goal achievement
  • Certification as a Krazy Box™ Trainer
  • Learn from Karen McIntosh B.Sc. O.T (C) creator of the Krazy Box™
To register: call Karen at 403-680-8108 or e-mail kmcintosh.ot@shaw.ca

Register today as space is limited to 8 and will fill quickly!

Please click here for the brochure.

OT Needed for Airdrie and Area

I will be moving out of the Airdrie area and am trying to help some families I work with find another OT to continue services:
A family in Acme, Alberta (40 minutes NE of Airdrie) is looking for an OT to provide services for their 7 y.o. daughter (she has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and ASD).  She has a contract through FSCD with minimal OT hours (2 hours/month) to assist with toilet training.  She has an aide who works with her two sesions per week after school.  She also receives psychology support.  FSCD provides additional funding for travel outside of city limits.  
A mother in Airdrie is looking for an OT to provide services for her 5 y.o. son (with ASD).  He has a contract through FSCD for 4 hours per month (targeting sensory processing, picky eating, and self-care skills).  The child attends half day kindergarten in the afternoons.  He has an aide who works with him once per week in the morning.  He also receives psychology support.
A family in Airdire is looking for an OT to provide private services to her 6 y.o. son with severe fine and gross motor delays. Intervention has focused on functional fine motor skills.  He attends full day kindergarten 5 days per week in Calgary.  The family is interested in 2-4 sessions per month.  

If you are interested, please contact Melinda Oakman at melindaoakmanot@gmail.com.  Thankyou.

Family Looking for OT Service

Family is looking for OT service:

-7 yr old son, who is eligible for FSCD specialized services
-looking for an OT and also a clinical service coordinator for him
-Live in NW in Edgemont
-Prefer after school or week-ends

Contact the mom: Sophia at georgepls@hotmail.com

Presenter for Sensory Talk to Foster Parents


I'm a Red Deer foster parent helping organize our June 8-10 Spring Retreat. I think it would be beneficial for foster parents to learn about sensory issues. Can you recommend anyone who might be available to work a weekend and travel to a rural location (we're hosting it at a lodge/campground 1 hour south/west of Red Deer).

ANY help would be very appreciated. Thank you.

Terri Grills