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At Toys, Tools and Treasures, we want to help connect you to the kind of information that can help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life...both personal and professional. We are happy to post information and resources that may be of value to you.

Are you aware of any upcoming courses, conferences or workshops that might be of interest to parents, teachers or therapist? Would you like to share information about community programs or services that you found helpful? Please send us an email with information about the educational event and we will include it on our website. Please include links, brochures and/or registration forms when possible.

BACK TO SCHOOL FALL 2020 & COVID-19 FREE ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT RESOURCES

 
 
The Hamilton Spectator "You're not a teacher but here are some tips on learning at home" by Jason Allen, Thurs, May 7, 2020
 
Time Timer Free Download  - Find it on the App Store or Google Play - For a limited time
 
Learning without Tears Writing Prompts Free Download Click here
 
Learning without Tears "Handwriting Lesson - Teaching Proper Crayon Grip"  Click here
 
CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/EVENTS
 
 
Jack Hirose & Associates presents
"Best Mindfulness Tools for Clients" On-Demand Webinar
 
Raising Your Strong Willed Child - A Free Interview Series Hosted by Sonali Vongchursiri
Register here
 
A Primer for OT's New to Working in School Settings
 
Free Weekly Webinars by Scholar's Choice - Register here
 
Concussion Training Course for Parents/Caregivers (E-Learning)
More info here
 
Free Workshop - Calm the Chaos
Stop your child's unwanted behaviour before it even starts
Register here
 
Autism Ontario
 
Sensational Brain: Creators of BrainWorks Products
Live Webinars offered; Register here
 
Therapro Webinars
Check out the dates and links here
 
Understanding the Relationship Between Sensory Integration and the Suck-Swallow-Breathe Synchrony Webinar, Watch it here
 
 

Vital Links presents "Therapeutic Listening - Listening with the Whole Body - Live Webinar with Recording"

September 18-19, 2020
November 15-16, 2020
 

Using Sand in Play Therapy, CAPT, Theresa Fraser

October 7, 14, 21, 2020 Online Certificate

 

Vital Links Presents a Live Webinar on "Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol"

October 18-19, 2020

Register here

 

Vital Links presents "Posture and Movement"

September 23, 2020

Register here

 

Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Low Tone

September 12-13, 2020 @ PABC, Vancouver  More info here

 

Therapro presents "Supporting Students in the School who have experienced Trauma: Integrating Sensory, Regulation and Relationship"

September 26, 2020

Register here

 

Treating Anxiety Using Family Play Therapy, Yoga, Meditation and Mindfullness for Children and Families, CAPT, Tina Lackner

November 13-15, 2020 Online 3-Day Certification Course

 

The 2020 National Brain Injury Conference - POSTPONED UNTIL

June 2-4, 2021

Ottawa, ON

See here

 

Home Educators of New Brunswich - Conference

June 11-12, 2021

More info here

 
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
 
 
Camelot Centre - A Creative Day Program for Intellectually Disabled Adults
 
Community Living Toronto has launched a new travel training app called Discover My Route. The app is designed specifically to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability to use transit with more confidence and independence.
 
 
 
Jack Hirose & Associates - Offers workshops, conferences and webinars
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton offers workshops throughout the year
 
Maker Kids  Empowering the makers of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world
 
 
McMaster Children’s Hospital’s offers free workshops for families.  See their catalogue for details.
 
Scholar's Choice Free Weekly Webinars Click here
 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Please see below for articles that might interest you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, April 6, 2020
 
Brain Injury Canada "30 ways to entertain yourself during social distancing"
Click here
 
Maker Kids "Things to do at home with your kids" Click here
 
Brain Injury Canada "Weekly Challenges During Physical Distancing" lick here
 
Brain Injury Canada "A Guide for Mental Health During COVID-19" Click here
 
NILD Canada "Help! School is out!  Now What?!?" Click here
 
 
NILD Canada 
 
1-800Contacts.com
 
Integrative Listening Systems
 
Maker Kids CEO
 
Maker Kids
 
(The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
Lori Borgman, Tribune News Service
 
Heartspace Physical Therapy for Children
Check out Shelley Mannell's blog here
 
(The Toronto Star, Tuesday, October 29, 2019)
Jennifer Breheny Wallace, The Washington Post
 
 
(CBC news)
 
(The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, September, 9, 2019)
Sherry Barrett
 
(The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, September 9, 2019)
Mayo Clinic News Network
 
(The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, August 20, 2019)
Adrienne Wichard-Edds, The Washington Post
 
Spring Sensory Issues: Why your child may be worse in the spring
 
Preschool screen time linked to behaviour problems: study
(The Canadian Press, April 17, 2019)
 
How to help your kids form healthy relationships
(The Toronto Star, April 17, 2019)
 
The power of listening to a boy
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2019)
 
Fecal transplant helps improve behaviour in kids with autism
(The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, April 25, 2019)
 
In a bad mood? Exercise can help.
(The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, February 16, 2019)
 
5 Ways to teach your kids empathy, according to a neuroscientist
 
These parenting moves make the difference for kids screen time
(The Toronto Star, Thursday, January 10, 2019)
 
No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in
(The Toronto Star, Friday, December 28, 2018)
 
Shampoo, toothpaste, soap may be linked to early puberty, study finds
(The Toronto Star, Friday, December 28, 2018)
 
12 tips to make sure family dinners happen
(The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, December 11, 2018)
 
Old school toys vs. high-tech gifts: here's some advice
(The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, December 11, 2018)
 

 

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