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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Summer Fine Motor, Printing and Writing Groups

I am sending information about Group Programs that will be offered at IDEAS this July, 2012. The groups are geared  for three age levels:

Developing Fine Motor Skills (Pre-school to K)
The Skills of Printing (Gr. 01-03)
The Skills of Handwriting (Gr. 04-06).

For clients who are looking to augment individual therapy or who want continuity of skill development over the summer these programs are ideal!

Check out the poster sheet for more information!

Karen McIntosh B.Sc.O.T.(C)

Poster with information found here.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Autism.

I am a Naturopathic Doctor in Calgary who works with children with ASD, CP and other learning disabilities. My websites are:

We are doing a talk at our clinic at the end of the month on hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Autism.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Autism - Information Session
Date: May 28th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
RSVP by calling 403.282.4488

Thank you,

Dr. Haggarty 
The Nardella Clinic
Creating Healthier Lives

Friday, 4 May 2012

On-Line Workshop for Parents of Children with DCD

Researchers and graduate students at CanChild worked with parents to develop and evaluate an innovative, online workshop. The workshop provides evidence-informed education, strategies and support for parents of children with DCD and other motor coordination challenges. The workshop is designed to improve parents' understanding of motor development and the impact of motor coordination difficulties on their child's ability to participate at home, in sports, and at school. On-line workshop hosting was made possible by the Hamilton District Society for Disabled Children.

Go to www.canchild.ca, and it is the 1st item under "What's New" on the Home Page

Looking for Information to Inform Best Practice in DCD


I am conducting a Review of articles and documents that inform best practice in DCD. Although we have explored and discussed materials in our Community of Practice group, I wonder if any of you use documents in your practice that I may not be aware of --  Guidelines or protocols, Decision Trees (Algorithms), or Clinical Pathways.

I think we all use materials from the CanChild website; I am also aware of the Leeds Consensus Statement from 2006 and the recent EACD Guidelines with Blank et al’s article in DMCN.

Am I missing anything?

Have you or your department/ agency developed guidelines that guide how you assess, treat or manage children with DCD?

If you are aware of any documents, could you please forward them to me? Or forward this email to someone else who may be able to assist me?

With my thanks and appreciation!
Brenda Wilson

iLs Practitioner Training Course June 2

The iLs Practitioner Training Course is scheduled for Vancouver, BC on June 2nd, 2012. Please pass the course information along to any of your colleagues as we offer discounted rates for groups of 3 or more. View this training document for course pricing information.

This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application and customization, supporting research, and hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. A distance training option (page 3 of the training document) is also available if you cannot attend the course in person.

If you register before May 11th you will receive the $50 early registration discount.  We also offer a complimentary 1-hour Introductory Webinar for Professionals. This live, interactive webinar is intended as an introduction to iLs methodology and equipment for clinicians and educators. This webinar concludes with a Q&A session to be sure that all of your questions are answered.

Have a great day,

Sharon Cacciato
Customer Service
Integrated Listening Systems
O: 303-741-4544

Family Looking for OT

I am looking for OT. I think my five year old son has some sensory issues. He needs help from OT.

He is very picky eater, with self limited diet. A lot of times he has too many touchings to others, and played rough. I wonder whether you can help him. I live in Arbour Lake, NW. Thanks.

-Mei Butler

Summer Groups and Alert Program

Hello, here is some information on our Summer Groups and the return of the Alert Program in September!
Summer groups – have moved into Edmonton this year and we are offering 2 groups. Information & registration at: www.mindfulmovementinc.com
  • Printing (for children coming out of kindergarten, grade one or two)
  • An Intro to The Alert Program (aimed at ages 7-9)
The Alert Program! – September 6th & 7th, 2012 at Fantasyland Hotel, with Carla Cay Williams (international presenter from Therapy Works). Information & registration at: www.toolsforkids.ca.
If you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail (see attachments)!
Rachel Devereux
Occupational Therapist

Thursday, 3 May 2012

SOS Trained Therapist?

I am looking for some information on therapists that are trained in the SOS Approach to feeding.  I have a child on my caseload that has a very limited diet and I am looking for strategies I can use to assist her.  I understand that the SOS Approach is a strategy that you need to be trained in to use and would like to get a few names of therapists in the Northern Alberta/Edmonton area that I could give to the family if they choose to pursue the treatment route. 

Thank you,


Please comment on this blog posting if you have information that would help Meghan!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Astronaut Training Workshop October 2012

Please find attached the brochure and registration forms for the Astronaut Training workshop on October 4 and 5, 2012 in Toronto.

Astronaut Training Brochure
AT Registration Form