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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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Find 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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May 2022

Vitamin N(ature): An OT’s Prescription

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free 83 tickets left

Join Anne Robillard for a free webinar. This session will explore why and how Occupational Therapists can participate in Canada’s evidence-based nature prescription program called PaRx: A Prescription for Nature. PaRx: A Prescription for Nature 2 hours a week, 20+ minutes each time. That’s all it takes. We’re breaking ground as Canada’s first national, evidence-based nature prescription program. About the Presenter: Anne Robillard has enjoyed working for 20+ years as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist combining her Occupational Therapy and Physical…

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October 2022

Interdisciplinary Adult Dysphagia

October 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, 11613-87Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
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$130.00 – $425.00 79 tickets left

Attend One Day or Both Days! October 22 and 23, 2022   8:30 am to 4:30 pm  Interdisciplinary management of dysphagia ensures a carefully planned and thoroughly conducted assessment and treatment of the patient’s swallowing disorder and the underlying etiology leading to the dysphagia. Working together, the Occupational Therapist and Speech-Language Pathologist take a leading role in diagnosing and treating swallowing impairments, taking into consideration the intricacies that have led to the patient developing dysphasia. The result is a holistic and…

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