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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Calgary Group Meeting on January 25 LOCATION CHANGE

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm in connecting through our next OT Pediatric Interest Group Meeting.

We are looking forward to the meeting next Monday, January 25th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

I hope this will not be an inconvenience, but I’ve had an influx of interested OTs in the last week, and I realized it may be best to host the meeting at my place of work, where we can have a larger meeting space to accommodate everyone. I certainly want to include all those who are interested and parking near my home might be a bit limited for the size of our group.

The location has been changed to:

The Child Development Center
3820 24 Ave NW,
Calgary, AB
T3B 2X9

The CDC is directly across from ACH and we will have the first floor meeting room available for us. There is free street parking in the residential area across 24th avenue, and paid lots to the East of the building.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you Monday if you’re able.


Sara Baker

Monday, 18 January 2016

Dynamic Core for Kids!

It's the Dynamic Core for Kids course, coming to Alberta next November.  This course has been selling out and space is limited to 40-50 therapists - relevant for both OTs and PTs.  There are no other Alberta dates scheduled.  Shelley Mannell works closely with Kim Barthel (OT) and frequently co-presents with her though for this course, she will be presenting with Julie Wiebe.  Shelley and Julie have developed the DC4K model which is evidence-based and relevant to all pediatric clients.  More info can be found on Shelley's website http://heartspacept.com/.  

For more information and to be added to the interested participant list, please contact:

Sarah Danielsen, M.Sc., R.SLP, SLP(C) at danielse@ualberta.ca.


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Edmonton Group Meeting

Edmonton Pediatric Interest Group meeting resumes! 

Come join us for a presentation by Kathy Mulka, BScOT(c), MEd and Diane Hinves, Registered Psychologist. They will discuss executive functioning and occupational therapy. Kathy Mulka is a local occupational therapist, who owns and practices at Unlimited Potentials Occupational Therapy for Children; she has extensive experience in the areas of sensory integration and sensory motor. Diane Hinves is a local registered psychologist, PhD in Educational Psychology, as well as a certified and clinical marital and family therapist. Kathy and Diane frequently work together with children and families to support a holistic approach to therapy. 

Time: 7 - 8:30pm
Location: U of A, Corbett Hall, Room 2-55

Please bring a small donation(~$2-3) to contribute to a thank you gift for the presenters. 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend (not required, but give me an idea of numbers). email Kim at andrewskim22@yahoo.ca

ACOT Renewal

Donations needed

Two EAs that I work with are going to volunteer at the "Little Yellow Schoolhouse" in Mexico at the end of January.  http://littleyellowschoolhouse.org/about-the-school/  This school provides services to children with special needs and seek donations of money, materials, supplies and equipment.  If any therapists are decluttering and have donation items, the EAs would be happy to deliver them to Mexico.  Here is a needs list from the school: 

Please contact me if you would like to make a donation at n.ebbesen.rowan@blackgold.ca.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Torticollis Education Session

Would you like to expand your knowledge about Torticollis treatment?

Join us for a Torticollis Education Session!

Why Attend??
  • Congenital Muscular Torticollis is the 3rd most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly
  • Learn how to fit and adjust TOT collars
  • Expand clinical practice
  • Networking Opportunity

WHEN: February 25, 2016   8am – 4pm

WHERE: U of A Hospital Room 2K1. 03
*Telehealth participation available*

WHAT WILL BE COVERED: Torticollis assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment options: TOT collars, stretches, strengthening

Cost: No cost for education sessions.
Therapists are welcome purchase/bring a TOT collar to practice with during fitting demonstration.

**If interested please respond to:  krystle.chilibecki@ahs.ca

by February 12, 2016