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.

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 >>

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January 2020

SAOT Annual General Meeting 2020

January 30 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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Free 37 tickets left

Join us for the SAOT AGM 2020. 6:15 – Registration 6:30 – AGM and Awards Presentations 7:15 – Guest Speaker Jon Jon Rivero 8:00 – Networking wine and cheese Keynote Speaker, Jon Jon Rivero presents: AWETHENTRICITY: The Awesome Art of Owning Your Authenticity & Influencing Others In this energizing keynote, AWETHENTRICITY: The Awesome Art of Owning Your Authenticity & Influencing Others, educators reconnect with their authentic awesome selves so that they can promote proactive mental health awareness and meaningfully influence…

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March 2020

Decoding Autism

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, 11613-87Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $445 58 tickets left

Presented by: Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, C/NDT A presentation of pioneering research in the neurobiology of autism with treatment strategies supporting people who work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Topics explored will include epigenetics, the immune system, sensory contributions, functional movement, complex behaviour and co-regulation. Whether you are an educator, therapist of any kind, psychologist, physician, caregiver or keen parent, you will develop a deeper understanding of the brain-body science of ASD, and develop evidence-informed treatment and holistic therapy…

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June 2020

Understanding & Managing Vision Deficits: A Practical Guide for Therapists

June 5 @ 8:30 am - June 6 @ 3:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$245.00 – $445.00 26 tickets left

This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process.  A three-component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders.  A screening battery that allows therapists to test for the most common vision problems will be presented.  Treatment options will be discussed at length including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy).  A therapy sequence for eye…

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October 2020

SOS Approach to Feeding

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 3:15 pm
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Edmonton, 4520 76Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 0A5 Canada
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$560.00 – $995.00 165 tickets left

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problems Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding (SEQUENTIAL ORAL SENSORY) 3.75 DAY BASIC SOS APPROACH TO FEEDING TRAINING SEMINAR The 3.75 Day Basic Training Conference provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory of the SOS Approach.  It will also teach an in-depth understanding of how children learn to eat and to not eat.  General and specific feeding treatment strategies, along with details regarding the assessment of feeding disorders will…

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