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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Aide needed in High River

Dedicated family in need of an afterschool / weekend aide for 7 year old boy with Autism and Global Developmental Delay for Specialized Services Funding.  Family lives outside of High River (in between Okotoks and High River) and are flexible with days of the week / weekend hours.  Please contac tmelissa@melissaplante.com if you know some one who may be interested and I can forward the information to the family.  Thank you!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

New Dance Program for Children with Special Needs

Marianne Disipio from Absolute Dance studio in Calgary developed the awesome new class called Moving Forward. It is a ballet-based class for children with mild to moderate coordination challenges and/or learning differences, and is suitable for children with special needs. Please see the information sheet and share with any OTs and clients you think might be interested, including parents of the DCD support group.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns you may have 403-210-0188.

Meaghan Schulz,
Co-Owner, Absolute Dance Inc.
www.absolutedanceinc.com

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton Annual Conference

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton Annual Conference - January 31st - February 2nd

Guest speaker Marsha Dunn Klein who specializes in feeding may be of particular interest to OTs. She will be presenting: The Get Permission Trust Approach to Mealtimes and Sensory Treatment: Autism Issues.

Please join us for our 6th Annual Conference at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree January 31st - February 2nd, 2013 featuring Arthur Fleischmann, Veronica Smith, Marsha Dunn Klein, Fern Sussman, Renee Attaway, and Brenda Fossett.

Register online at  www.childrensautism.ca

Save the Date for Sheila Frick

Sheila Frick is coming to Calgary May 3-4, 2013 to present: Building Blocks for Sensory Integration course.  This two-day experiential workshop provides therapists with an in-depth understanding of the developmental and neurophysiological links between sensory integration and the basic primary movement patterns that provide the foundation (or building blocks) for sensory modulation and integration.

Calgary Group Meeting October 29th

Just a reminder that our next meeting:

When:  Monday Oct. 29 at 7:30

Who:  Dr. Charles Boulet, Developmental Optometrist is coming to continue his discussion on vision therapy

Where:  GRIT @ #4, 6020 - 1A street S.W.
                Near Chinook

Please try to RSVP Carol (kids4ot@gmail.com) by Thursday so I can give Charles approximate numbers for handouts.

Thanks,
Carol

Calgary and South Private Practice List

The Calgary OT private practitioner list was recently updated and can be found here and on the Private Practitioner Information page on the blog/website.

Edmonton and North private practice OTs: If you are a private practitioner and would like to have your information included on the Edmonton and North list, please email ab.ot.pedintgroup@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Children\s Autism Services of Edmonton Conference

Please join us for our 6th Annual Conference at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree January 31st - February 2nd, 2013. See Arthur Fleischmann, Veronica Smith, Marsha Dunn Klein, Fern Sussman, Renee Attaway, and Brenda Fossett.

Guest speaker Marsha Dunn Klein who specializes in feeding may be of particular interest to OTs. She will be presenting: The Get Permission Trust Approach to Mealtimes and Sensory Treatment: Autism Issues.

Register online at  <http://www.childrensautism.ca/www.childrensautism.ca

http://www.childrensautism.ca/web/images/New_Conference_Brochure_2013.pdf

Building Blocks for Sensory Integration May 3-4, 2013

Mark the Date:

Sheila Frick is coming to Calgary May 3-4, 2013 to present: Building Blocks for Sensory Integration course.  This two-day experiential workshop provides therapists with an in-depth understanding of the developmental and neurophysiological links between sensory integration and the basic primary movement patterns that provide the foundation (or building blocks) for sensory modulation and integration. 

Stay tuned for more details!

ESHIP Regular Part-Time Position


ESHIP OT 0.74 Regular Part-Time (4 days one week, 5 days the next for 10 months, off in the summer)
 
 
The posting opened today and closes next week. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Reflex Integration Training in Calgary: Nov 9-11, 2012

Greetings,

I am writing to you from Washington State, US because I will be in Alberta teaching a course that is ideal for OTs and PTs.


The course announcement is below and we would appreciate if you would let your members at the Alberta OT Pediatric Interest Group know about this opportunity.
If three or more of your members would like to attend, we can offer each of you a 10% discount on the already low tuition if you can register by October 12th.

I welcome any questions you have and would you be interested to read some of our inspiring case studies?


Thank you for any help you can give to forward this announcement.


Sincerely,

Sonia Story

360-732-4356

www.moveplaythrive.com

Movement for Optimal Brain Function

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Reflex Integration Training available in Calgary, November 9-11, 2012


Greetings,

You are invited to an excellent training course for helping children and adults develop their learning, language, sensory processing, stamina, emotional calm and social happiness.

The Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) course was developed by author and psychiatrist, Harald Blomberg, MD and kinesiologist, Moira Dempsey and is available in Calgary, November 9-11, 2012, taught by certified RMT instructor, Sonia Story.


We are seeing tremendous results for children and adults, especially those who have challenges with:


  • sensory processing disorders autism
  • Aspergers
  • visual processing
  • ADHD
  • anxiety, depression
  • underfunctioning, low self-esteem
  • FASD
  • poor stamina
  • Parkinson's
  • TBI
  • emotional outbursts
  • speech delay
  • learning challenges
Read what OTs and PTs are saying about Rhythmic Movement Training:
 
"RMT provides such usable information. The results are so quick and powerful. In 45 years of doing Physical Therapy, these are the most valuable tools I've ever learned."-Maxine Hoffman, PT Dayton, Ohio

"RMT provides the "missing piece" in my practice of school based OT"-Becky Beals, OT Ionia, Michigan


"Great information and the key to work with clients and help them." Michelle Mintz, OT W. Bloomfield, Michigan


Here is a short video about the benefits of RMT.


1. From a Special Ed teacher (1 minute, 10 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QABV1dhI6nM&NR=1


(Video clip shared with permission of author Susan Phariss, at Brain Fitness Strategieshttp://
www.brainfitnessstrategies.com)

For more information about the Calgary, Rhythmic Movement Training this November, go to:

http://www.moveplaythrive.com/icalrepeat.detail/2012/08/22/79/


To see course brochure and mail in registration form, go to:

http://www.moveplaythrive.com/images/pdf/rmt_calgarynov2012.pdf


Or register on-line at:

http://tinyurl.com/3tc3quk


To see related research ago to

http://www.moveplaythrive.com/images/pdf/ResearchonReflexes.pdf


To see case studies click here:

http://www.moveplaythrive.com/testimonials.html


HISTORY and TRACK RECORD


RMT was developed over 25 years ago in Sweden by psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, MD who initially learned about movement to help with his own motor coordination difficulties resulting from childhood polio. Dr. Blomberg was astounded to find that the rhythmic movements helped his psychiatric patients recover from psychosis and schizophrenia without drugs. Dr. Blomberg and Moira Dempsey's book, Movements That Heal, is available from Amazon.com


Thank you for your interest in this program if you have questions contact Tracy Cukulin,
tracyc@shaw.ca, 403-286-1460.

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues.


With appreciation,

Sonia Story

360-732-4356

Chimacum, Washington, USA
YouTube - Videos from this email




Videofluoroscopic Feeding Study Memo

Greetings, Calgary and Southern Alberta Therapists

As you are aware, there have been changes to feeding services at ACH.  One of the recent ones is a change to the Referral Fax Number for Videofluoroscopic Feeding Study (VFFS) when there is a risk of aspiration
during feeding.

Please distribute this attached memo widely to your OT, SLP and RD colleagues, as well as to your Therapy Coordinators and Management Team.

With thanks,
Brenda Wilson

OT or PT Instructor - Grant MacEwan

MacEwan University is looking for an OT or PT to instruct a course that is primarily a pediatrics course.  Information about the position is available at:


Here is further information about the course:

Course Description: This course focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span with emphasis on rehabilitation perspectives and treatment in pediatrics. 
Course Overview:
1.      Fetal development
2.      Motor development/change in infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, late childhood, adolescence, and young, middle and older adulthood
3.      Cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to adulthood
4.      Fine motor skill development and rehabilitation interventions
5.      Gross motor skill development and rehabilitation interventions
6.      Oral motor skill development and rehabilitation interventions
7.      Sensory processing and rehabilitation interventions
8.      Muscle tone and positioning
9.      Psychosocial skill development and rehabilitation interventions
10.  Loss of abilities with aging and rehabilitation interventions


Brenda Heffernan
Chair
Therapist Assistant Program
Faculty of Health & Community Studies

MacEwan University
Rm 9-411 Robbins Health Learning Centre
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4S2
P. 780.497.5182
www.MacEwan.ca

Private OT Calgary

Hello,

I am looking for a private OT for my 20 month old toddler (an OT with experience in treating children) for my son who has sensory issues (in his hands) and who has little attention/focus. I live in Calgary (downtown area). Please contact me at maferdeiniguez@hotmail.com as soon as possible if you provide this type of services.

Thank you,

Maria