Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Webcast Series and other Rehabilitation Webcasts

Occupational Therapy Webcasts

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to present the following webcast presentations:

  • Going against the flow: Building resilience through selective occupations


    Rachel Thibeault has a background in occupational therapy, psychology, and community development. She specializes in community‐based rehabilitation, resiliency and social justice in health care around the world. Her community rehabilitation work is participant/community driven with a wide variety of populations and hard to access settings, such as current war zones. She received the Muriel Driver Award, highest distinction for an occupational therapy for her research on occupation, social justice and resilience. She has received the Excellence in Teaching Award and was made an Office of the Order of Canada, which recognizes her achievement and service to Canada and humanity overall. She received this honorable award based on her advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities and expanding occupational practice.

  • Occupational therapist is an advocate, really!


    Are you a person who acts as a supporter, backer, promoter, proponent, exponent, spokesperson, campaigner, fighter, crusader? In my presentation, I will explore what an advocate is and the skills one needs to be an effective advocate on behalf of your clients.

    Louise Miller, is a member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Alberta Order of Excellence. She is also a leader in advocacy and community volunteerism. Louise came to Canada in 1965 where she continued working as a nurse. Louise served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Driven by her passion to create equal opportunities for people affected by spinal cord injuries, Louise founded the Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre (Northern Alberta) Society. She uses every minute of every day to create opportunities for people with disabilities; her mantra is Never say…Never”.

  • Occupational therapy practice through the lifespan


    Dr. Magill‐Evans is an emeritus professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta. She has several years practice experience in Canada and in Jordan prior to beginning her master's and PhD in Family Studies. Her clinical work resulted in a deep appreciation for the important role of family in the development and functioning of children. Joyce is a founding member of several multi‐disciplinary research groups including the perinatal research center, the applied developmental neuroscience group and the University’s autism research group in Edmonton.

  • The impact of disability change can impact anyone's ability


    Gain insight into how a spinal cord injury affect Dennis’ life and feel free to ask questions in this Q & A formatted presentation.

    Denny is a charismatic and resilient individual who loves to challenge himself with the latest and fastest adventures in life. His most recent adventure has been participating in the ReWalk research with the University of Alberta. He is excited to share about how this experience has renewed his sense of purpose, impacted 
    relationships with his family, and changed his outlook on life.

  • Total knee arthroplasty and associated bariatrics (2014)
    Rehabilitation for Total Joint Arthroplasty
    A Joint Effort - Stepping through the continuum of care. Total knee arthroplasty and associated bariatrics.

    Education sessions include interactive presentations of current concepts of joint arthroplasties by orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists, bariatric issues associated with knee arthroplasties including bariatric rehabilitation.

    When: Recorded Saturday November 22nd, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Where: online via webcast

    Cost: Viewing individual $150, webcast viewing group (3+) $350

    For: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Students, other health professionals

    After purchasing the webcast you will have 30 days of unlimited viewing of the recorded event.

    Information & Registration: Register and pay here

    After purchasing the webcast you will be emailed your login information (login is the email you used to register plus password) as well as  the PDF powerpoint presentations that accompany the presentations.

    Schedule of Events and Presenters

    For more information and to obtain your certificate of participation contact:

  • Understanding sleep and its relationship to health: An introduction for health care providers


    The main objectives of the presentation are to look at:
    • the relationship between sleep and cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
    • bi-directional nature of sleep and health
    • basic sleep architecture and physiology
    • sleep assessment
    • review of non-pharmacological environment interventions for sleep
    • resources


    Dr. Cary Brown, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta. Dr. Brown has practiced clinically as an occupational therapist, as well as department supervisor and academic in Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dr. Brown teaches and researches in the areas of knowledge translation, health literacy, sleep, and chronic pain across the life span. She has numerous publications on these topics and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Annually, Dr. Brown teaches a graduate module in Sleep and Health and has received previous funding for research in the areas of disordered sleep in both children and persons with dementia. Her interest in disordered sleep is linked to her research activities in chronic pain, one of which received the Canadian Pain Society – Pain Awareness Award 2010 for Knowledge Translation activities.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29) 

    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

    Length: 65 minutes

    Note: Webcast access may take up to one workday after purchase to arrive via email.

  • Virtual occupations wellbeing and the lifespan

    The presentation addresses the use of information technologies (IT) in our lives and their impact on our wellbeing. It also offers strategies for maximizing healthy use through the lifespan.