I Autism Awareness Month Torticollis by mikeholy


									                                                                           APRIL, 2011
INTHISISSUE               Autism Awareness Month
                          blueballoon will be celebrating Autism Awarness month by
Autism Awareness          rasing money for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. The
Month                     goal of this fun-filled, family freindly event is to raise money to
                          fund research, family support programs and to raise
Torticollis &             awareness.
                          Help us in our efforts by making a donation to the blueballoon
2011 Aquired Brain        team! Together we can make a differnece and change the
Injury Conference         face of Autism.

Language Builder
Picture Cards

2011 Summer Camps

Save 20% on Products      http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.ca/

Constructive Eating
                          Torticollis & Plagiocephaly for Babies
Setting up your Sensory   At blueballoon, our physiotherapists are experienced in the
Environment               assessment and treatment of infants and children with
                                                torticollis and plagiocephaly. We
Music-Supported                                 have developed a protocol with
Therapy                                         evidenced based practice for
                                                assessing and treating torticollis and
.....................                           plagiocephaly in infants. Click here to
.........                                       learn more.

SUMMERCAMPS                                       2011 Aquired Brain Injury
                                                  In partnership with our colleagues in
                                                  the field of rehabilitation services,
                                                  blueballoon will be participating in the
                                                  2011 Aquired Brain Injury Conference
                          hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences April 28 - 29. The 2011
                          conference will focus on "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury,
                          Advances in Research and Practice" and will explore key
                          issues regarding diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and
                          community re-entry. Heather MacEwen, Managing Director,
Learn More                Clinical Operations, Steve Daly, VP of Operations and
                          Business Development and Ilia Maor, Administrative and
                          Business Development Coordinator, will be on hand to
ACTIVE START CAMP         answer questions regarding the delivery of rehabilitation
                          services to children and adolescents with MBI and other

                          To learn more about blueballoon's apprach to motor-vehicle
                          accident (MVA) client care, click here.

                          Product Spotlight: Language Builder Picture Cards
Learn More
                                                  This set is a tremendous tool for
                                                  teaching key language concepts
.....................                             to preschoolage children; children
.........                                         and adults with autism,
                                                  developmental delay or
SAVE 20%                                          speech/language delay; or anyone
on ALL                                            learning or re-learning basic
Product Purchases                                 language skills.
for the Month of April!
 Click Here                                          Patricia Digby, a teacher at the
for more details!                                    Peel School Board, uses them
                          with her students, "They are a very well organized way to
.....................     teach common words in a structured manner. The cards
.........                 come with the program already laid, out so it was easy to
                          follow the routine."
Constructive Eating!
Meal time will never be   For more information about Language Builder Picture Cards -
the same again with       click here.
these utensils!
                          Setting up your Sensory Environment
                          Maximizing school breaks or modifying your home to
                          augment the work being done in the clinical setting, can set
                          up you and your child for success! Learn more about how a
                          sensory environment is created and the benifits - click here.

Learn More                Music-Supported Therapy: A Viable & Valuable
                          Treatment Option
                          By Noreen Donnell, MMT MTA
Caroline, a joyful 9 year old with developmental challenges
has been coming to blueballoon for just over a year. She
required several therapies including speech and
physiotherapy. During the initial appointment, the therapists
found Caroline to be very responsive and motivated by music.
It is undeniable - from the first few notes of any song, she
became completely entranced and almost overwhelmed by
the sound of music! And so, the decision was made to put her
into Music-Supported Therapy. Continue Reading
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