Last call for May 12 workshop registrations!
Time is running out... Register for the May 12 workshop with Cris Rowan today!
Learn Sensory Integration Tools and Techniques in the morning, have a delicious lunch, then enjoy an afternoon learning about Fine Motor Development - Printing Assessment and Intervention!
Download the workshop details and registration information here.
Play'in The Lines v2.0 Released!
We are pleased to announce the release of
Play’in The Lines v2.0.
Released on April 03, 2007, the exciting updates include enhanced
functionality and security. These new features were inspired by feedback you’ve given
us over the last year (thank you!).
Play'in The Lines database users now have the ability to:
Access the Play’in the Lines database from your school or home computer!
Access Play’in the Lines from any computer, anywhere! This is great for those busy
teachers who would prefer set up their database from home, after hours.
Database capabilities for OT’s on the move!
Play’in the Lines is now perfect for those itinerant OT’s that travel and require the
database tracking capabilities of the school version!
Enhanced Security for your confidential data!
PTL databases are now assigned an “ID number” to be used in conjunction with an
access code created by the user.
What is TVVG?
Should I be worried?
While Zone’in helps children understand how to harness their energy, concerned parents and teachers may also choose to look at the effects of television and videogame (TVVG) use on their children’s ability to learn.
Technology has caused profound changes in children’s
development and their ability to learn.
Visit the TVVG section on our website for more information. Help parents and teachers “unplug” their children from television and videogames (TVVG), and get children on the road to a more healthy and happy lifestyle.
To Chew.. or Not to Chew
Questions abound about chewing. Parents and teachers want to know why elementary children
seem to chew everything in sight, from pencils and pen tops to shirt cuffs and paper.
Occupational Therapists want to know how long a child should chew, and what sort of device we
should give them to chew on.
Dentists worry about the degree of clenching and grinding they
see in today’s children, and the resulting wearing down of molars and increased muscle spasm.
So why do children chew? What we do know is that today’s children are moving and exercising
less…way less, and their sedentary lifestyle is causing a multitude of problems. Could there be a
connection between not moving and chewing?
Download the complete article "To Chew... Or Not To Chew" here.
Sensory Tips - The Vestibular System
“My daughter seems so clumsy,
always falling down and bumping into things. She sits on
my lap so hard, with so much force it sometimes hurts! She
falls out of her chair, breaks things constantly, and holds
her head in this rigid position, like it’s going to fall off her
When a child’s
vestibular system is not
developing properly or
is not integrating with
other sensory systems,
such as vision, the child
may feel uncomfortable
or sick, anxious and
even scared, resulting
in behaviors that are
often difficult for
parents and teachers
Download the complete article "Sensory Tips - The Vestibular System " here.
Where in the world is Cris? Did you say Texas?!
What was Cris doing in Texas?
We are excited to announce that Cris completed her Sensory Processing Disorder Certification course on April 27, 2007. She is one of very few OT's in Canada with this certification.
Sat. May 12, 2007
09:00 - Zone'in and Move'in Workshops
Tue. May 15, 2007
09:00 - Zone'in and Move'in Program Overview
Fri. May 18, 2007
09:00 - Zone'in Workshop
Would you like to schedule a workshop with Occupational Therapist Cris Rowan?
Send an email to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting details and available dates.
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