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Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

Your voice for Occupational Therapy in Alberta!

Dedicated to the well-being of all Albertans, SAOT is the vehicle to drive practice, shape capacity and grow the profession of occupational therapy in Alberta by bridging research, practice, advocacy and policy.

Take Action Now

Occupational therapy (OT) can play an integral role in your overall health and wellbeing. You may be surprised to learn that many health benefit plans do not include OT services.

Please take a moment to write to your health benefits plan administrator to request that OT services be added to your current plan.

Become a Member

Are you a registered OT practicing in Alberta? Become a member and help shape the profession of OT in Alberta! We offer several categories of membership that provide access to our wide range of benefits. The membership year runs from March 1 to February 28 of each year, and fees are pro-rated after September 1.

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Workshops & Events

Occupational therapy is a diverse profession with endless learning opportunities. We list both SAOT-sponsored and non-sponsored educational opportunities and events.

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Learn about OT

Occupational therapy is a health profession that enables people of all ages to overcome everyday barriers, helping them engage and participate in meaningful lives.

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Search for an OT

You may choose to hire an occupational therapist privately. Like other independent contractors, occupational therapists’ rates and services offered differ. Search for an occupational therapist in private practice by geographic area and area of practice here.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

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September 2021

Online Workshop – More Than 4 Wheels

September 10 @ 8:30 am - September 11 @ 3:00 pm
$150 – $400 109 tickets left

MORE THAN 4 WHEELS: Assessment and Prescription to Maximize Seated Posture, Wheelchair Propulsion and Overall Function in a Work/Rest Environment Register for One Day or Both! This two day workshop will explore how seated posture affects the overall capacity of the client (day one – adult and geriatric, day two- pediatric) to function and be mobile on a day to day basis.  We will be reviewing current theory as well as the challenges of virtual assessments and how these have…

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Interpreting Psychoeducational Reports

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$25.00 188 tickets left

This one-hour Lunch n' Learn presentation focuses on getting the most out of the information gathered in a psychoeducational assessment. We will briefly review the main components of psychoeducational assessment report and breakdown the page count by discussing strategies to capture the most pertinent information. Learning Objectives: Recognize the main components of a psychoeducational assessment report. Understand how the data gathered is presented and interpreted. Learn practical strategies to apply the information to your Occupational Therapy practice. Christy Hunt, MSc.,…

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October 2021

Occupational Performance Coaching

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$150.00 – $265.00 59 tickets left

Occupational Performance Coaching - Introductory Workshop Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an intervention which is relationship and strength-based, occupation-centred, and research informed. OPC involves working alongside clients to achieve their goals for themselves, their children and/or their families. Post-pandemic, these intervention strategies may be of heightened relevance, as clients seek to re-engage and return to occupations they once enjoyed. Empowering our clients with the motivation they need is particularly important for those who may be feeling they have lost a…

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