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Alberta Occupational Therapist Specializations
Coverage of Private OT Services
Referrals to other professions


American Academy of Pediatrics Position Paper on Sensory Intervention and OT Response






9 comments:

  1. Edmonton Community Activities and Resources

    I am trying to compile a list of community programs and resources for children with special needs in our communities. Too often families are coming to me (in the SwimAbilities swimming program) with few or no other leisure activities that their child participates in. There are lots of programs out there, but not a lot of common knowledge about them. I'm a huge advocate for the families getting active and involved, and if you know of a program, I'd be happy to put it up on the swimabilities.ca website. Please email me the program information at Laura@SwimAbilities.ca.

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  2. Can anyone recommend dentists in Edmonton that are good with working with kids with special needs?

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    1. Dr. Kurji (north side) 15961 97 Street 780-406-8870. If you want to call me to discuss further, please feel free. My email is hwoywitka@shaw.ca or 780-478-5823.

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  3. Would you recommend any dentists in Medicine Hat? I have been looking for a good dentist to go to but don't know where to go.

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    1. Would you like me to post this question? I don't know how many people actually view the comments. Are you looking for a dentist that works with children with special needs?

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  4. Hi, I am an OT working with kids with developmental disabilities. I am looking to touch base with occupational therapists that have knowledge/training in the area of therapeutic listening. please e-mail me at (abualith@ualberta.ca) or reply to this post. - Thanks Sineen.

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  5. As a part of my practicum, I am doing research on reflex integration- Identifying activities to integrate reflexes that interfere with self care skills. I wonder if anyone can share your experience or any resources (materials, website link, research articles) to help me learn to notice the signs of persisting primitive reflex that interferes with self care skills? or how do we know if reflex interferes with self-care tasks and how does it look like? For instance what would be the signs of interfering reflexes in the dressing skill? In my case, one of my clients (10 yrs old with ASD) usually drops the tooth brush whenever he attempts to rotate his forearm while brushing a toy teeth. I am trying to find out if this is because of persisting pal mar reflex? If yes what are the activities that the child can do to integrate the reflex?.
    The other example is whenever the child bends to put his shoes on, he kicks his legs automatically. I am wondering if this is a overreaction of STNR reflex? If you have come cross any articles or aware of any websites to learn about these, please let me know.
    Other than yoga pose and general exercises to integrate reflex, what other activities that the child can do? It would be great if you can share your valuable views, ideas or experience on this topic.

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  6. I am an OT working in adult mental health and have a DBT client who believes they would benefit from sensory processing interventions. Are there OT using this forum who work with adults or know where I could find practitioners who may be able to work with this client?

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    1. If you email ab.ot.pedintgroup@gmail.com with your contact info I can post this question on the blog. It won't really get seen here.

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