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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.

No Cuts For Kids

Reinstate Early Interventions Funding for Alberta’s Children Now.

Alberta’s children and families are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take one minute to voice your concerns and help ensure access to supports for children are put back in place this school year.

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. Learn more >>

Workshops & Events

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

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. Learn more >>

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. Learn more >>

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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December 2020

Taking Your Practice Digital: Save Time and Make a Great First Impression

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free 169 tickets left

In this webinar you will learn more about: What is practice management software (PMS)? How a PMS can save you time and help keep you organized in your private practice. How Telehealth fits in and what parts of your practice you decide to take digital Adopting best practices for documentation and client empowerment, and how Therabyte can help. Presenter Biography: Ashley Reina is an OT, UofA grad'05, as well as CEO and cofounder of Therabyte. In addition to her role…

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February 2021

Online – Disability, Posture and Kids: Therapeutic Positioning Around the Clock

February 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$145 – $245 193 tickets left

Presented by: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS The bodies of children with chronic motor impairments often distort as they grow, developing joint contractures and dislocations, scoliosis and kyphosis. The problems start early – often related to habitual postures assumed both day and night – and can worsen quickly during growth spurts. Human beings spend their lives in three orientations - lying, sitting and standing - and for children with limited movement this can become complicated! Too often, the foundational orientation…

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Online – Disability, Posture and Adults: Therapeutic Positioning Around the Clock

February 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$145 – $245 195 tickets left

Presented by: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS Adults with chronic motor impairments often live with secondary complications related to postural deviations – sometimes of longstanding. These often developed as they grew, or with the onset of an injury or disease process in adulthood. Joint contractures, dislocations, scoliosis and kyphosis start early, and are often related to habitual postures assumed both day and night. Human beings spend their lives in three orientations - lying, sitting and standing - and for people…

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