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October 30, 2014

New OT Resource

A new Powerpoint presentation file on Occupational Therapy and Autism has been added to the eLibrary and to the OT Resources section of the website:

Autism and Occupational Therapy – Optimizing Function

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May 8, 2014

The Hypotonia Wheel and Guide

Clinical practice frameworks are a valuable component of clinical education, promoting informed clinical decision-making based on the best available evidence and/or clinical experience. They encourage standardized intervention approaches and evaluation of practice. A clinical practice framework, the Hypotonia Wheel, was developed during an international project to support the development of intervention strategies for infants and young children with neuromotor disabilities in Guangzhou, China. This practice framework was developed to guide therapists’ intervention choices to encourage the gross motor abilities of infants and children (0-3 years) exhibiting hypotonia and gross motor delays. The goal was to provide a practice framework that aligned with contemporary interest in activity-focused intervention approaches and that considered both a child’s abilities and the influence of environmental context in the achievement of gross motor skills.

The Hypotonia Wheel and Guide may be useful for therapists, therapy students and early intervention providers who work with infants and young children with hypotonia. The process used to design the Hypotonia Wheel could be used as a template to develop intervention guidelines for other clinical conditions.

The Hypotonia Wheel and Guide are available on the Sunny Hill Health Centre website www.childdevelopment.ca

direct link is http://www.childdevelopment.ca/HypotoniaWheelAndGuide/HypotoniaWheelAndGuideIntroduction.aspx

For further information contact:

Maureen Story BSR(PT)

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

Email: mstory@cw.bc.ca

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June 5, 2013

New Guideline for Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

A BC Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Guideline and accompanying implementation tools are now available at http://www.childdevelopment.ca/CIMT/CIMT_Introduction.aspx

The objective of the guideline is to provide recommendations for the use of CIMT and support BC therapists with knowledge and tools to use CIMT in clinical practice. The development of the guideline and implementation tools are based on the best available evidence and input from families and therapists in BC.

For more information contact:
Sandy Tatla, MOT, BSc.Kin
Occupational Therapist
Acute Rehabilitation Team
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
email. statla2@cw.bc.ca
ph. 604-453-8300 ext. 8266

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January 18, 2013

New round of grants now available to help cover the cost of sports programs and sports equipment for people with a disability

New round of grants now available to help cover the cost of sports programs and sports equipment for people with a disability

Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2013-14 Para-Equipment Fund and Recruitment Program Fund
OTTAWA, January 18, 2013 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for the 2013-14 granting round of both the Para-Equipment Fund and the Recruitment Program Fund.

1) The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) delivers grants of up to $5,000 to national and provincial sport organizations as well as local-level clubs to purchase adapted equipment – for sports such as wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, or skiing for people with visual impairments, for example – to enable people with a disability to participate in sport.

Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of the equipment. The applicant is responsible for covering the other 50 per cent of the equipment costs.

The Para-Equipment Fund is supported by the Government of Canada’s Sport Support Program and Invacare Canada.

2) The Recruitment Program Fund (RPF), also supported by the Government of Canada’s Sport Support Program, awards grants of up to $10,000 to sports organizations to financially support the creation of a new sports program or the expansion of an existing successful program that provides a positive introductory sports experience for participants with a disability.

Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more.

Applications for both funds will be accepted starting January 18, 2013.

The deadline to submit applications is February 19, 2013.

Please visit www.paralympic.ca/funding for the application and more information.

An interactive webinar to help applicants with their grants will take place Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. EST. For an invitation with the webinar information, please email Laura Ferris at lferris@paralympic.ca.

About Sport Canada’s Sport Support Program

The Sport Support Program provides National and Multi Sport Organizations with financial assistance they need to develop Canada’s amateur sport system and to achieve world class athletic results. This financial support strengthens our national sport system and benefits our athletes and coaches. For more information, please visit www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1267385942671

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations and Communiations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927

Laura Ferris
Coordinator, Recruitment Program Support
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: (613) 569-4333 x233

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December 19, 2012

New Resource from CanChild – Youth Kit

Building on the popularity of the KIT: Keeping it Together™ an organizational tool for parents caring for children with disabilities, the Youth KIT is now available for youth with disabilities. The Youth KIT will help youth give, get, and organize their own information, in a way that promotes self-management as they begin the transition from adolescence into adulthood. This Youth KIT is now available on the CanChild website, thanks to generous funding from Hamilton District Society for Disabled Children, Pollock Foundation, and Easter Seals Ontario. Youth KIT worksheets and training videos are also included. Click here to read more and here to listen to Matt Freeman describe the Youth KIT.

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December 4, 2012

Therapy BC News Page!

Stay tuned for our new News page…

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