SAOT News & Events

WELCOME to the new SAOT website!

 

 

 

 

Show your support for OTs signed up for the 2015 Open Minds Walk and Run. Pictured here at the 2014 event – Tiare Fenrich, Devon Racher and Tasha Hong with Mayor Nenshi – left to right. You can donate online on their event page. Click HERE.

 

 

Upcoming SAOT Workshops

 

Seating & Mobility Workshop

Date: September 12, 2015 - IT'S MORE THAN 4 WHEELS - Adult and September 13, 2015 - FUN ON 4 WHEELS - Pediatric (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)

Facilitator: Sheila Buck, B.Sc. (OT), Reg. ONT., ATP

Location: Holiday Inn Conference Centre South, 4485 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta

To register, click HERE.

 

Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) Course 1

Date: November 4 to November 8, 2015 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)

Facilitator: Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L

Location: Holiday Inn Conference Centre South, 4485 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta

To register, click HERE.

 

There is Always a Reason for the Behaviour: Is it Sensory or is it Behaviour?

Date: November 20 and 21, 2015 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)

Facilitator: Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR

Location: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre – Main Campus, University of Alberta, 11613 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

To register, click HERE.

 

Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders: The SOS Approach to Feeding

Date: April 7, 8, 9, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and April 10, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

(April 7, 2016 - Registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.)

Facilitator: Kay Toomey, PhD & Team

Location: Holiday Inn Conference Centre South, 4485 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta

To register, click HERE.

 

Upcoming Theraskills Workshop

 

Lower Extremity Edema Management Seminar

Date: October 3 (8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) and October 4, 2015 (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), 2015

Facilitator: Glyn Murgatroyd, BScOT

Location: Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Room 0647, 1100 Youville Drive NW, Edmonton, Alberta

To register, click HERE.

 

 

 

An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems

Edited by Andrew Green and Cary Brown

For the first time, this comprehensive book tells occupational therapists everything they need to know about sleep and sleep disorders. With contributions from experienced OTs, each chapter includes essential scientific knowledge, research and case studies to give OTs new understanding on how they can help their clients who experience sleep problems.

For more information and to order a copy of this book, click HERE

 

 

OTs Working in Mental Health - NEW VIDEO ON RECOVERY AVAILABLE

On June 10, 2015 Manitoba unveiled a video on recovery entitled: RECOVERY: Hope Changes Everything during its “Recovery Working Days” hosted by the Mental Health and Spiritual Health Care branch of Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors in partnership with the Recovery Champions Committee.  The video was produced by  the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society with funding from the Government of Manitoba and support from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

 

Mental Health Commission of Canada Developing Recovery-Oriented Practice Guidelines

Representatives from across Western Canada were consulted on the development of Recovery-Oriented Practice Guidelines by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). SAOT was represented through the Alberta Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (AAMIMH). This was one of several cross country consultations that took place. Click HERE for an early draft of the practice guidelines.