OUR HEALTH-BASED TRAININGS

We believe that children and adults with disabilities should learn, work, and play in the same environments as every other person. We acknowledge that realizing inclusivity across society requires education to change cultures, beliefs, behaviors, and standard practices. It is our commitment as a group of multidisciplinary experts to teach, serve, and support persons with disabilities and those who support them. Families, caregivers, teachers, employers, friends, and beneficiaries — we work with everyone!

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Number of days/hours: 1 day; 8 hours

Description: Designed for laymen in the field of disabilities this training is for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the needs in the field. Topics discussed include general disability issues, specific medical needs, sensory disorders, emotional issues, and adaptive equipment.

Certification: Certification will be given to those who attend the full day of training.

Number of days/hours: 4 days; 4½ hours/day

Description: This is a new training introduced by MAC's Occupational Therapy department. It focuses on strengthening the skills of massage physiotherapists or anyone in the medical field using relevant and applicable clinical skills and strategies. The course includes an introduction to anatomy, muscles, and joints before moving to hands-on instruction that includes range-of-motion exercises and activities. MAC's team provides guidance in the creation of home-based programming and explores difficult case studies. Prior to each course, candidates take a pretest. Based on the results of these, the content of the course is adjusted to meet the needs of each group. Throughout the course, trainees go through a series of practical hands-on trainings. After finishing the entire program, participants are tasked with a final case study, which must be successfully completed before receiving a certificate.

Certification: Certification will be given to those who attend a minimum of 90% of the total training and score at least 80% on the final exam.

Number of day/hours: 2 days; 4½ hours/day

Description:   This course reviews age-related challenges/difficulties faced by the elderly and introduces effective strategies and techniques to support them. Training topics include the following: Fall Prevention, Stroke and Diabetes, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Prevention of Pressure Sores, Feeding Techniques, Transfers, and Ambulation Devices

Certification: Certification is provided to those who attend a minimum of 90% of the total training and score at least 80% on the final exam.

Number of days/hours: 1 day; 4½ hours

Description: This training provides an overview of the anatomy and bodily systems responsible for feeding/swallowing, various feeding/swallowing issues, and interventions such as simple oral stimulations, proper positioning, and the incorporation of adaptive technology to encourage the initiation of oral feeding.

Certification: Certification will be awarded to those who attend the full training period.

Number of days/hours: ½ day; 2½ hours

Description: This training gives a general overview of pressure sores and their prevention for any professional working in the medical field. It focuses on how to identify pressure sores, explains the importance of repositioning, and teaches techniques for preventing skin damage and pressure sores.

Certification: Certification will be awarded to those who attend the full training period.

Number of days/hours: ½ day; 2½ hours

Description: This training gives an overview of mobility devices and the purpose/use of each device for any professional in the medical or clinical field.

Certification: Certification will be awarded to those who attend the full training period.

Number of days/hours: 3 days; 4½ hours/day

Description:  This intermediate sensory integration course focuses on general sensory integration theory, sensory integration concepts, and the incorporation of sensory integration elements into the intervention process. The course requires some working knowledge in the field and is designed for rehabilitation program professionals such as: ABA therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, assistant specialists, and psychologists.

Certification: Certification will be awarded to those who attend 90% of the total training and score a minimum of 80% on the final exam.

Number of days/hours: 1 day; 4½ hours

Description: This hands-on training teaches the types of transfers, transfer strategies, body mechanics during transfers, and how to minimize physical stress on the person performing the transfer. It is suitable for any professional in the medical or clinical field who interacts with a person requiring mobility assistance.

Certification: Certification will be awarded to those who attend the full training period.

Number of days/hours: 1 day; 4½ hours

Description: This is a basic training course that focuses on teaching the skills that are necessary to determine appropriate wheelchair size/fit for a child or an adult. It reviews the basics of wheelchairs, how to measure a person for a wheelchair, optimal positioning, and general wheelchair adaptations.

Certification: Certification will be given to those who attend the full training.