Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Occupational Therapist required at AWMH

Urgent Requirement for the post of Occupational Therapist at AWMH. It is one of the oldest NGO providing early intervention services to children. It has 4 centers. Working days: Monday to friday. Timing : 9.30 am to 4 pm. Salary : Negotiable (According to your qualification and experience) Interested candidates kindly send your resume at your earliest to sheetalfulzele13@gmail.com  / Contact Dr Sheetal- 8452977769.

Seminar and Annual General Meet.




The MB AIOTA invites Occupational Therapists, OT interns and Final Year OT Students to attend the Seminar on 
 “Gaming Technology and Habilitation”
(Kinetic, PS & Wii as a therapy tool of Occupational Therapy.)
on 13.03.2015 from 12.30 to 2.30 pm.

About the Topic:
Wii Nintendo, Kinetic and Play Station–eye toy systems have motion sensor games which rely on accurate movements of the player to affect the outcome of the game. Using body gestures or the console's unique, motion-sensitive controller, these games require cognitive processing and body movements similar to those used in traditional therapy exercises. Video games help reduce the monotony of repetitive exercise, making the process more enjoyable.

These gaming devices which are very popular today can be used by an Occupational Therapist to design skilled therapeutic programsfor persons with Developmental, Neurological and Orthopedic Conditions to achieveVisio- motor planning, agility, range of movements, strength, stability and related goals. The inbuilt assessment and recording software can aid a therapist quantify progress of the goals achieved.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Bijliwala Saifuddin, a Psychiatric Occupational therapist has been working with all age groups of individuals with Developmental Challenges since last 36years. At present he is director of Jump Start Therapy Centres run by Aashish foundation where he offers Occupational therapy using ACTIVITIES to develop functional skills of clients. Parents are present during the sessions. They are educated and trained to be part of therapy process.

The seminar will focus on:
• Familiarizing participants with Wii and Playstation equipment & software with hands-on experiences.
• Discussion and demos on use of Wii Nintendo & Eye toy will be primarily (but not limited to)   clients with Developmental Handicap.
• Presentation will be supported by video recordings of clients during actual sessions.
• Wii Nintendo as an assessment and recording device

(MB AIOTA Members are requested to also attend the Annual General Body Meeting to be held at the same venue post seminar from 2.30 pm to 4 pm.)