Formation de technicien et de coordonnateur AutoAjuste à Brossard

30 septembre 2016 de de 11:00 à 17:00 à l’École de conduite Brossard, 395-A, boulevard Lapinière, Brossard (Québec)

1er octobre 2016 de 8 :45 à 13 :00 au stationnement du Quartier Dix30, 6000 Boulevard Rome, Brossard, Québec

Coût: Gratuit

Description : AutoAjuste est un programme éducatif communautaire qui donne aux conducteurs âgés la possibilité d’évaluer la façon dont ils « ajustent » leur véhicule. AutoAjuste fournit des informations sur la sécurité sans poser de jugement et sensibilise aux ressources communautaires disponibles, telles que des dispositifs d’adaptation, qui peuvent aider les conducteurs à être plus à l’aise et confiant au volant. L’objectif principal d’AutoAjuste est de sensibiliser les conducteurs et de partager des informations sur la sécurité.

Pour vous inscrire : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLVGNNM

Pour toutes questions, contacter:

Julie Lapointe, Director of Professional Practice / Directrice de la pratique professionnelle
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists / Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes
Tel: 613-523-2268 ext.260 / 1 800 434-2268; Email: practice@caot.ca

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CarFit Technician and Coordinator Training in Ottawa on September 15 &16, 2016

Description: This workshop is designed to train participants to take on the important roles of CarFit Technician and Event Coordinator. CarFit is a free community-based education program that offers older drivers the opportunity to discover how well their cars “fit” them so they can become both safer and more comfortable behind the wheel. The CarFit technician reviews the 12-point CarFit checklist with participants and promotes CarFit priorities and goals. As the official host of a CarFit Event in its community, the CarFit Event Coordinator has the opportunity to make older drivers – and the community – safer. More information here.

Cost: Free

To register for this event, please visit  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8K2MF9

For any questions, contact Julie Lapointe, Director of Professional Practice / Directrice de la pratique professionnelle
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists / Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes
Tel: 613-523-2268 ext.260 / 1 800 434-2268
Email: practice@caot.ca

First Research on CarFit in Canada!

On Saturday, May 14th, 2016 a CarFit event was run at McMaster University, under the supervision of event coordinator Dr. Brenda Vrkljan, OT reg. (Ont.). There was a total of 12  trained technicians, and 12 participants registered for the event, however, due to inclement weather conditions (heavy rain and wind),  completing the event in a safe and timely manner was not possible and all participants were not able to attend. As a result, there were 9 technicians, and 11 participants.

The event was part of a student research project, which focused on further assessing participants “fit” in their car, and measuring the change in participant position in their car prior to and after administration of the CarFit checklist.

The event was successful, and presented few challenges other than the weather. Technicians and the event coordinator were pleased with the success of the event, and their ability to run a CarFit event for the first time. Dr. Vrkljan is interested in running a CarFit event again in the future, and possibly including it as part of a student research project again next year.

The participants involved in the CarFit event responded positively to the event and the information that was shared with them. All but one participant enrolled in the event made changes suggested by the technicians and coordinators, and only one participant did not require recommendations as they were within the parameters set out by the CarFit checklist.

CarFit in Bathurst, New Brunswick

A CarFit Technician Training and CarFit Event occurred in Bathurst, New Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 18th 2015. A total of eigth drivers attended on the cold and windy day.

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Six new CarFit Technicians were trained, five of whom are francophone Occupational Therapists working in northern New Brunswick and one is a student from the Universite de Montreal.  Our next event is scheduled for June 18th 2016 in Sussex.

Successful CarFit Training Session & Pilot Event in Saskatchewan

CarFit Sask. Training GroupThe first CarFit training session and pilot event in Saskatchewan was held in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016. Thank you to Raj Kavia of Kavia Auto Body, for use of his new facility and parking lot.

The 14 participants from Saskatoon, Regina, Estevan, Weyburn and Swift Current were trained as both CarFit Coordinators and Technicians. The participants included occupational therapists and CAA Saskatchewan staff. Thank you to Tamalea Stone, Occupational Therapist and Older Driver Initiative Coordinator at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, and CarFit Instructor, who delivered the training and helped coordinate the pilot event along with members of the Saskatchewan Society of CarFit Sask. EventOccupational Therapists and CAA Saskatchewan. Thank you to Pizza Hut for sponsoring the delicious pizza lunch on Sunday for the trainees.

There were 14 mature drivers that attended the Sunday pilot event. Their feedback
indicated they were all satisfied with the experience. Some of the drivers commented that they learned how to position their mirrors appropriately and that they discovered they were sitting too close to the steering wheel.

SSOT LogoThere are plans to hold an event in Regina on October 1, 2016. For more information contact Lona Gervais, CAA Communications Specialist at lona.gervais@caask.ca or Louise Burridge, Director of Professional Practice with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists at dpp@ssot.sk.ca.

Un deuxième événement Auto-ajuste à Trois-Rivières !

Le 26 février dernier, un deuxième événement Auto-Ajuste au Québec, s’est déroulé à Trois-Rivières. Sous la supervision de Julie Lahaie, erg., les étudiantes à la maîtrise en ergothérapie de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières ont rencontré 16 personnes désirant en apprendre plus sur le positionnement et la sécurité automobile dans le stationnement sous-terrain d’une résidence pour personnes âgées autonomes. Bien que la conduite soit une activité que la majorité pratique depuis plusieurs années, le programme Auto-Ajuste permet de sensibiliser les conducteurs à certains aspects cruciaux parfois négligés. Lors de l’enseignement prodigué par les étudiantes, les participants ont démontré une belle ouverture face aux astuces proposées et les rétroactions reçues laissaient sous-entendre un bilan positif de l’expérience vécue par le groupe. Un autre signe de succès est que quelques-uns des participants ont dit qu’ils allaient transmettre leurs nouveaux acquis à leur entourage.

Selon nous, la conduite automobile constitue une occupation significative pour bon nombre d’adultes et de personnes âgées. En ce sens, il a même été mentionné par certains participants que la conduite automobile était synonyme d’autonomie. C’est pourquoi l’événement Auto-Ajuste avait lieu dans le but de fournir des outils aux conducteurs afin d’améliorer leur mobilité en voiture et d’optimiser la sécurité lors de leur conduite. En espérant avoir répondu aux attentes de tous et chacun!

Alexandra Arseneau, Magalie Ayotte Bélanger, Caroline Beaudet, Alexe Desaulniers, Marie-Ève Ducharme, Rachel Duguay, Maude Lallemand, Laura Lee Lamerise-Dumont et Sarah Roy Latulippe

Étudiantes à la maîtrise en ergothérapie à l’UQTR

Perfect FIT at a CARFIT – CAA Membership Appreciation Day –

On June 12, 2015,  a CarFit event was held at the Kingston CAA as part of their membership appreciation event. This was the second year of running this event and we were excited to be asked back and receive continued promotional assistance from the CAA! The event was run by 2 local occupational therapists and 4 Queen’s University occupational therapy students and saw 10 people for CarFit assessment.

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Like last year, we set up a table with information about the program and we able to fill all of our slots simply from customers passing by as part of the event.

We had a wonderful time and look forward to the chance to do it again next.