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SSCY Centre hosts a monthly learning series on the second Tuesday of each month, from 8:00-9:00 in the Northern Lights room on the second floor.  These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss a variety of topics that are relevant to SSCY families, programs, and staff.  Everyone (including SSCY staff, staff at other facilities, and families) is welcome to attend!  You may also watch the sessions as a webinar, either live or as a recording.

Select a session below to learn more, register for its webinar, or watch a recording of the session.  Please contact the RCC Research Development Coordinator for more information: Jessie at jshea@rccinc.ca.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming sessions:

No sessions in July or August
September 11, 2018: 
Understanding the Neurological and Functional Development of Children with Critical Congenital Heart Disease, presented by Dr Florencia Ricci

 

June 12, 2018: Gaining Movement and Independence through Conductive Education for Children with Neurological Motor Disorders

Presented by: Chris Martin, QCS, The Movement Centre of Manitoba

The Movement Centre of Manitoba is committed to improving the physical health of children with neurological motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and spina bifida. Through the teachings of Conductive Education Rehabilitation, we strive to maximize the independence of our clients. We provide movement and learning opportunities with appropriate motivations and expectations, in order to overcome the challenges faced by the physically impaired population.

In this presentation you will learn about:

  • What Conductive Education Rehabilitation is
  • What skills clients work on during Conductive Education Rehabilitation sessions
  • How Conductive Education Rehabilitation methods can be applied to everyday life
  • Why Conductive Education Rehabilitation methods are effective for our client base

View the poster for full details.

May 8, 2018: Rehabilitation Centre for Children's work with Jordan's Principle

Presented by: Marlene Waldron, RCC Director of Outreach Therapy, and Pam Becker, Education Coordinator for Jordan’s Principle Child First Initiative

RCC has been involved with and providing services through Jordan’s Principle since August 2016. Health Canada has requested RCC provide OT, PT and SLP services to children aged birth to school entry in First Nations Communities in Manitoba.  We are working with a number of partners to provide these services throughout the province.

In this presentation you will learn about:

  • The background of Jordan’s Principle
  • What is happening in Manitoba
  • Services provided by RCC
  • Evaluation survey results

View the poster for full details. The slides are not included in the first part of the webinar, so you may download them here.

April 10, 2018: Inside the Rehabilitation Centre for Children’s Mechanical Design & Services Department (MD&S)

Presented by: Matthew Gale, C.E.T., Clinical Technologist, MD&S

MD&S designs, builds and modifies different types of assistive technology and equipment, to help with independence and by assisting children and youth participate in daily activities that they otherwise could not.

In this presentation you will learn about:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What equipment we build, how we build it, and why we build it
  • How we use new technologies like 3D printing and CNC manufacturing to better serve our children and youth
  • How to apply and have us build or modify equipment

View the poster for full details.

March 13, 2018: Revising the service delivery model in response to increased demand: Dealing with the plagiocephaly ‘epidemic’

Presented by: Kathy Mulder, Physiotherapist

Background: The incidence of deformational plagiocephaly has continued to grow since the introduction of the Back to Sleep campaign. Although it is primarily a cosmetic condition, it can be associated with other diagnoses, including torticollis. Early diagnosis and intervention is ideal. Rising referral rates can impact the ability to provide timely assessment and follow up.

Our project:

  • A survey of Canadian pediatric facilities was conducted to examine variations in referral volumes and service delivery models across sites
  • Parents have been engaged to help us understand their experiences and preferences
  • We will present preliminary data from this quality improvement project and discuss our next steps to provide timely and effective care for this population

View the poster for full details.

Click here to register for the webinar.

This session contained preliminary/unpublished research data, so the presenters have asked us to not post the session recording until after they publish the research.  If you have specific questions for the presenters, please contact them directly: Kristy Wittmeier at kwittmeier@hsc.mb.ca.

February 13, 2018: Sleep in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Presented by: Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman, Medical Director, Child Development Clinic and Manitoba FASD Centre

View the poster for full details.

January 9, 2018: Ready to Eat? Can training caregivers improve participation in feeding for children with cerebral palsy?

Participation in feeding is important for children of all skill levels from a social and emotional perspective, as well as to enhance communication and development. Yet, children with cerebral palsy (CP) with difficulty feeding and swallowing may be excluded from participation for fear of negative health consequences. This talk will present evidence that feeding training methods can improve participation in safe feeding.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the benefits of participation in feeding for all children regardless of their feeding abilities
  2. Elucidate the pros and cons of balancing risk and fostering participation in feeding
  3. Articulate the importance of engaging caregivers in feeding training across environments in order to promote safe feeding participation for children with CP
  4. Identify important elements of caregiver training and resource development in a variety of care settings

Presented by: Dr Gina Rempel and Barb Borton on behalf of the RCC Feeding Clinic

View the poster for full details.  Presentation slides coming soon.