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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Calgary Peadiatric Interest Group meetings

Hello all,

Due to my kids getting older and busier, I find I have not been able to get myself organized to run meetings.  If anyone would like to take over this role, please contact me at kids4ot@gmail.com.
Thanks to everyone for all their support the last number of years.


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Help with Picky eating in Edmonton

Family looking for a feeding therapist for 4 year old boy, who currently has approx. 6 items he will eat (specific brand and flavour exclusive), all starches. Looking for help before he goes to kindergarten in Fall 2015. 

Please contact family via email at scottshari08@gmail.com

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

PlayFull Potential Child and Family Therapy Services in Calgary

For any families looking for a full FSCD team or assessment to pursue specialized services.

PlayFull Potential Child and Family Therapy Services is a private practice team that provides service coordination, psychology, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy in Calgary, Alberta.  Services may include consultation, assessment and direct treatment.  Our focus is on home-based specialized services for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other severe developmental needs.  

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Private Contract in NW Calgary

Family looking for an OT to join their private specialized services team in NW Calgary.  Son is almost 5 years old and is diagnosed with autism and global developmental delay.  Experience with sensory integration techniques is an asset.  Please contact Sameer (sam.massis@gmail.com) if interested.

Part-time OT position with New Heights Home Program

Occupational Therapist (2-3 days/week)

New Heights is currently seeking applications for an energetic, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to work in our specialized services home program with families with children on the Autism Spectrum.

There is a broad scope of OT at New Heights and there is room to focus on a variety of areas. Some of these areas may be related to:

• Self care (toileting, dressing routines, etc)
• Hygiene
• Fine motor
• Picky eating
• Social Skills
• Emotional regulation (a huge part of the New Heights philosophy)
• Motor planning
• Gross motor skills
• Sensory processing

• At least an entry level degree in Occupational Therapy required
• Active registration with ACOT required
• Experience with children and youths on the Autism Spectrum is desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills required.
• Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment required.

All applicant submissions are appreciated, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Position to start immediately.  Posting also found on New Heights website here.

Submit your resume and cover letter to Karen Unger at


Saturday, 2 August 2014

Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference

The Edmonton Zone Occupational Therapy Practice Council is pleased to present the Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference 2014: Enhancing Concurrent Care on October 23 & 24, 2014 at the Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton. We are excited to bring Niki Kiepek, PhD, MSc(OT) from Dalhousie University School of Occupational Therapy to Edmonton for this two-day conference.
The 2-day event will include the following:
Thursday October 23rd: Occupation-focused approaches to effectively address substance use and addictions: Enhancing our knowledge, skills, and involvement.Niki Kiepek, PhD, MScOT
Friday October 24th: Building your concurrent care toolkit.
Keynote: Substance use in the context of daily occupations: Transforming practice, transforming lives. Niki Kiepek, PhD, MScOT
Followed by focused workshops facilitated by OTs and Mental Health Professionals.

For more information/to register go tohttp://www.cvent.com/d/d4qcj3
For questions please contact conference.planning@albertahealthservices.ca or call Brittany at 780-643-9464.Registration deadline is October 17th, 2014