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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Calgary Group Meeting set for January 25, 2106!

There will be a meeting for Pediatric OTs in the Calgary area in January. 

Date/time: Monday, January 25, 2016 from 7-8:30pm
Topic: Scope of practice in the area of social skills
Location: Huntington Hills (Central NE Calgary)

Please email Sara for the exact address and to let us know you are planning on coming!


Happy holidays!


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Winter Session Dance, Yoga & Movement Programs

Dance, Movement & Yoga Programs for Special Needs
Winter Session: January 4 - March 19

NEW: Adult Movement & Yoga Program
+ Restorative Yoga for Parents 
+ Pre-Teen, Teen Yoga Programs 

Visit our NEW WEBSITE for more information or to register!

Pembina Hills Regional Division 10 Month 1.0 FTE Occupational Therapist

Aspen Collaborative Services and Family Support for Children with Disabilities is engaged in a pilot of a common approach for OT services in the Westlock-Athabasca geographic area.  This position involves providing supports and services as a member of the School Linked Team at schools and as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team as a service provider in the home/community environment.
Pembina Hills Regional Division invites applications for a 10 Month Full time (1.0 FTE) Occupational Therapist position beginning ASAP.  This full time position has the possibility of providing services in July and August.

Occupational Therapist required for Consort and Veteran area

Prairie Land Regional School division is looking for an Occupational Therapist to provide assessment and consultation services to 3 PUF students in the Consort and Veteran area. If interested please contact Joey Boettcher at 403-854-8008 or emailjolaine.boettcher@plrd.ab.ca

CASE Post - Conference Workshop

Exciting News!  As part of our 8th Annual Conference, Marsha Dunn Klein will be speaking for an extra day to provide a post conference session to provide an over view of the Get Permission Approach to Feeding and more advanced information and case studies related to complex feeding needs and medical issues related to feeding.  We will be offering SAOT members a discounted rate for this session.

image001Saturday Post Conference Workshop
Marsha Dunn Klein:  “Overview and Advanced Topics of the Get Permission Approach to Pediatric Feeding” 
Saturday January 23rd:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

“Get Permission” is an approach to mealtimes and feeding treatment which is based on the foundation of trust in a feeding relationship. It supports children who have mealtime challenges in moving forward with mealtime goals of trust, enjoyment and confidence. It follows the child’s lead with many practical, creative and sensitive mealtime and treatment strategies.
Highlights include texture transitions, tube transitions, bridging from trusted foods and utensils to new, and treatment strategies that focus on parent success and child enjoyment and trust.

This workshop is presented to feeding therapists and parents who know children who have medical mealtime challenges. Issues of such as tube feedinggastroesophageal refluxallergies and sensitive texture transitions will be the focus. Advanced case studies will be discussed which include complex challenges and factors that affect a child’s return to oral eating.
(Issues specific to autism spectrum will be presented in the conference session on Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes.)

Marsha Dunn Klein, MEd., OTR/L,  FAOTA, founder of Mealtime Notions LLC, is a pediatric occupational therapist, author and educator who specializes in eating and mealtime issues with infants and children. She has a private practice in Tucson, Arizona, Mealtime Connections, LLC (www.mealtimeconnections.com) with two other pediatric therapists. She specializes in helping children who have special motor, sensory and mealtime challenges. 
Marsha has over 44 years experience assessing, treating, and working in partnership with families of children who have cerebral palsy and other neurological issues, prematurity, sensory processing disorders, visual impairments, genetic and metabolic disorders, as well as autism.
SAOT members will recieve a $25 discount on this session. Please indicate this with your SAOT member # on the registration form. Full conference and registration  details on Children’s Autism of Edmonton website.         http://www.childrensautism.ca/net/conference.html

Thursday, 3 December 2015