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Programs & Services


Infant Headshape Program

Provides classes to teach ways to position a baby to help correct the flat spot on his or her head and assessment of infant head shape for further management.

For young infants, we offer classes for parents or caregivers of a baby with a flat spot on their head. You will learn:

  • ways to position your baby to help correct the flat spot
  • ways to position your baby on his or her tummy (tummy time) and side

A clinician will assess the baby's head shape and neck motion. 
Please bring a blanket to put your baby on during hands-on activities. 
There is no childcare available and no siblings are allowed to come to the classes. 
Older infants (up to 10 months of age) may be seen on referral only and are assessed for positional head shape and neck motion.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Location Info
Level 1, Neurosciences
Address
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8
Telephone
403-955-7918
Fax
403-476-7756
Accessibility

Main entrance


Lifts

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
doctors, occupational therapists (OTs), orthotisits, physiotherapists (PTs)
Eligibility

Baby must be between the ages of 0-5 months to attend a positioning class.

There must be a concern regarding the baby’s head shape (an identifiable flat area on baby’s head).

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

If your baby is between 5-10 months of age, a doctor referral to the Infant Head Shape program is required.

A doctor referral is preferred (to improve continuity if additional services are needed) but self-referrals from parents/guardians are accepted for positioning classes for young infants (less than 5 months old at time of appointment in Infant Head Shape Program). 


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