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For additional information and resources regarding Occupational Therapy, please refer to the links below.

Canchild
Online: www.canchild.ca
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Research is focused on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Handwriting Without Tears
Online: www.hwtears.com
Millions of students all over the world use Handwriting Without Tears. Easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum makes handwriting mastery joyful for students and their teachers.

SPD Foundation (Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation)
Online: www.sinetwork.org
The SPD Foundation is a world leader in research, education, and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of many children and adults. Originally called the KID Foundation, SPDF has been providing hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD.

Zonein
Online: www.zonein.ca
Programs and information about self-regulation, the impacts of technology use, and development of fine motor skills for children.

Flaghouse.ca
Online: www.flaghouse.ca
FlagHouse is a premier global supplier of equipment and resources for physical education, sports, fitness, and recreation and for health, special needs, special education, sensory integration, and multisensory environments. We offer more than 20,000 innovative and quality products and solutions to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities.

Patterson Medical
Online: www.pattersonmedical.com
Patterson medical is a leading provider of rehabilitation, assistive and splinting products all over the world.

College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
Online: www.cotbc.org

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Online: www.caot.ca

School Specialty Canada
Online: www.store.schoolspecialty.com/OA_HTML/ibeCZzpHome.jsp?minisite=10224
School Specialty Canada offers you great prices on over 60,000 items including: School Supplies, Special Needs Products, Sensory Products, Physical Education Equipment, Early Childhood Products, Furniture, Audio Video, Art Supplies and Planning & Student Development categories.

The Therapy Shoppe
Online: www.therapyshoppe.com
On our site you will find a wonderful assortment of therapy merchandise: specialty toys and games, hard-to-find favourites, innovative new products you haven't even heard of yet, and lots of other great goodies and gadgets!

FDMT Educational Materials & Sensory Tools
Online: www.fdmt.ca

The American Occupational Therapy Association Inc.
Online: www.aota.org
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

Dreamcatcher Weighted Blankets
Online: www.weightedblanket.net
 
Great Schools
Online: www.greatschools.org/special-education.topic?content=1541
Learning disabilities: what are they and what you should look for.

Therapy Street for Kids
Online: www.therapystreetforkids.com/PreWritingSkills.html
Certain fundamental skills need to be developed before a child even picks up a pencil.

Anxiety BC
Online: www.anxietybc.com
AnxietyBC provides a rich resource of self-help information and programs, as well as resources for parents and caregivers.

Centres for Studies on Human Stress
Online: www.humanstress.ca

Teach ADHD
Online: http://research.aboutkidshealth.ca/teachadhd
The mission of TeachADHD is to provide teachers and other education professionals with resources and materials that have been developed specifically to bridge substantial gap between current neuroscientific understanding of ADHD and classroom practice.

Childsupport.in
Online: www.childsupport.in/html/ourservices_handwritingskills.html

Child Development & Rehabilitation
http://www.childdevelopment.ca/School-Age_Therapy_Practice_Resources.aspx
This page was developed by Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children to share resources for School-Age Therapy.

Skill Builders
Online: www.skillbuildersonline.com/SBA/Catalogue.asp?Current=Pencil+Grasp

Writing to Read
Online: http://carnegie.org/fileadmin/Media/Publications/WritingToRead_01.pdf
Evidence for how writing can improve reading.

Self-Regulation: Calm Alert and Learning
Online: www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/self-regulation-calm-alert-and-learning

Child Development & Rehabilitation
Online: www.childdevelopment.ca/education.aspx

Chewigem: For the need to chew
Online: www.chewigem.co.uk