looking for a therapist who does vestibular or other therapy to improve
car sickness. I have a little girl who is 9 and her younger sister is 6
who are both severely impacted by their
car sicknesses and traditional methods have not had any impact.
The Edmonton OT Pediatric Interest Group is looking for a speaker around
the topic of DCD. If you have knowledge of this area and would be
willing to share with the Edmonton OT community, please contact me. Also
if you know of someone who fits this description, please either pass on
my email or send me their contact information.
I am the mother of a 16 year old boy who has delays with executive brain
functioning. I am looking for an OT( in the Calgary/Okotoks area) to
do an assessment and strategy training. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I work out of Saskatoon, SK. I attended the Fragile Infant Feeding
Institute in Edmonton in May 2012 and it sounded as though the
presenters were advocating for moving away from commercial thickeners
for liquids, particularly in the infant population.
This was not a main topic of discussion, so I wanted to look into
further information. I have reviewed three different products that I am
aware of: Simply Thick, Thicken Up, and Thicken Up Clear. All have
warnings regarding Pediatric use. Simply Thick products
are not recommended for children under 3 years of age. Simply Thick is
not recommended for premature infants, infants under 1 year, or children
with a history of NEC. I found this info on the respective
What are feeding therapists using for commercial thickeners in very
young children? Or are therapists recommending food based thickening
more often (such as rice cereal, yogurt, etc). I realize that it is a
cost/benefit analysis; however, I am very concerned
about recommending off-label use.
Thank you to everyone that attended the meeting Thursday evening! It was great to learn more about what OTs in Edmonton area are doing and have the chance to network with each other. We did not take "minutes" but following is some information on what was discussed:
Thank you to Kathy Mulka for welcoming us into her clinic Unlimited Potentials and offering this space for future meetings! Thank you to Kim Giesbrecht for initiating and organizing the meeting, and for the impetus for meetings to get going again! We look forward to upcoming meetings and hope to organize them every other month
on the 4th Thursday of the month, depending on the topic/speaker or
other logistics. All OTs, OT students, therapy assistants or other
interested professionals are welcome to attend.
have a family looking for a private OT for their Specialized Services
team. Their daughter is 5 years old and has a diagnosis of ataxic
cerebral palsy. She is a very hard working little girl with a lovely
family. They are looking for an OT to support them and their aide in a
consultative role, 2 hours per month, in the afternoons. The
family lives in Christie Park in SW Calgary. If you are interested in
this position, please contact the mother, Lucie at: "lucieconnelley at yahoo dot ca"