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FIRST: Course, KIT and FAQs

The FIRST Course, FIRST KIT, and FAQs provide speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists with evidence-based information and tools to support the implementation of a needs-based, tiered model of service in schools.

Acknowledgements

This course is the result of a collaborative effort between CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and the Division of e-Learning Innovation at McMaster University. The course was developed to support Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physiotherapists who are currently delivering, or who plan to deliver, integrated, tiered models of service to children and youth.

Course Development Team

Cheryl Missiuna
PhD, Project Lead, School of Rehabilitation Science and CanChild at McMaster University

Anthony Levinson
MD, FRCPC, Project Lead, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

Nancy Pollock
MSc, School of Rehabilitation Science and CanChild at McMaster University

Wenonah Campbell
PhD, School of Rehabilitation Science and CanChild at McMaster University

Sheila Bennett
EdD, Faculty of Education at Brock University, and CanChild at McMaster University

Christiane Kyte
PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, and Department of Speech-Language Pathology at University of Toronto

Sandra Sahagian Whalen
MHSc, OT Reg(Ont.), Managing Associate with REACH Therapy Services

Robin Gaines
PhD, SLP (C), CASLPO, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, School of Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Ottawa, and CanChild at McMaster University

Chantal Camden
PhD, PT, School of Rehabilitation at Sherbrook University, and CanChild at McMaster University

Leah Dix
MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Project Manager, CanChild and School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University

Cindy DeCola
BA (Hons), Project Coordinator, CanChild, McMaster University

Jennifer Kennedy
MSc OT Reg. (Ont.), CanChild, McMaster University

Michelle Phoenix
MHSc, SLP Reg. CASLPO, CanChild, McMaster University

Lisa Rivard
PT, MSc, PhD, CanChild, McMaster University

Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

Jodie Bousfield
Instructional Designer, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

James Monkman
Artistic Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

Lori Mosca
Project Manager, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

Marie Levesque
Administrative Professional, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University