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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Winnie Dunn Course November 2016

REACH Therapy Services Presents:
Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Sensory Processing & Self-Regulation: Evidence-Based Practices for Everyday Life
November 17 & 18th, 2016
Mississauga Conference Centre
75 Derry Rd West
Mississauga, Ontario
L5W 1G3

See attached brochure or the link below to our website for more information and the registration form.

Early Bird Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2016.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Clinical Questions and Discussions Page

Based on a request from the last Pediatric Interest Group Meeting in Calgary, I have created 3 new discussion posts. The posts are on the home page or links can be found on the Clinical Questions and Discussions Page.

Please comment on any of the topics that are relevant to you. Participation from many people will make this blog an even better tool!

Referrals to Other Professions

This page is for listing people from other professions who wish to be known to us for referrals from occupational therapists.

- naturopathic doctors who specialize in autism and the gut
- optometrists who specialize in vision therapy
- engineers who modify/fix devices

Please comment below.

Coverage of Private OT Services

This page is to share resources to help clients advocate for or access coverage for private OT services. Please comment below if you know of insurance companies that already cover OT services.

Alberta Occupational Therapist Specializations

If you are an occupational therapist in Alberta who specializes in a certain technique or area please comment below. e.g. ILS, vision therapy, Wilbarger Protocol, fine motor groups, feeding, etc.

Monday, 14 March 2016

DCD Community of Practice Announcement

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) – Community of Practice (CoP)
Please consider joining  a multi-disciplinary CoP on DCD to discuss new ideas and research, share successes and struggles, and help this enthusiastic group problem solve and brainstorm possible solutions to better support children with DCD and their families.  The organizing committee has recruited a parent advisor for this group to share the conversation and provide perspective.
Date:  March 17, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 via Lync (and audio line)
            To be held once every two months on the 3rd Thursday of the month
If interested in attending, please contact sylvia.schell@albertahealthservices.ca to secure an invitation

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Snug Vest For Sale - Size Medium Youth

 I have a brand new Snug Vest, youth size Medium, that just arrived. My son does not like it and I would like to offer it to someone else who may benefit from it. I am asking $450 (negotiable) and it includes an extra pump. I live in Calgary.   Please contact Christine at ctracey77@gmail.com

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Pediatric Interest Group Meeting on March 21 in Calgary

Pediatric Interest Group Meeting:
Exploring sensory processing considerations in the field of OT

When: Monday, March 21st 7:00-8:30 PM
Where: The Child Development Center (3820-24th Ave, NW) First Floor Meeting Room (to the right of the stairs).

If you went to the SIPT course in Edmonton, we would love to get a summary from you. 
If you are using the Wilbarger brushing protocol, please take this opportunity to check your technique. 
If you would like to use the Wilbarger protocol, Charlene Wright, private practice OT, has offered to demonstrate how she trains parents and caregivers.
If you have been to the Advanced Wilbarger workshop, we would love to get your feedback.

The Pediatric Interest Group Meeting is a chance for sharing. Please feel free to bring any toys or equipment you find useful, especially for sensory processing.

Please email Sara Baker at sbaker@theabilityhub.org to confirm your attendance and for any questions or concerns.