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.

Health Professionals Mini Conference

Central Lions Recreation Centre, Edmonton

June 21 and 22, 2019

In this 1.5 day mini conference, you’ll hear from 15 experts that will share practical information and deliver extraordinary value!

Tickets on sale for $100!

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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June 2019

Getting Kids “In Sync” at Home and School – NEW Date Added!

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$175.00 – $285.00 53 tickets left

Some children resist participating in family and school activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Because of a common disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they don't behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t. SPD interferes with the neurological process of organizing information about ordinary sensations that we get from our body and environment to use in daily life.  A child, adolescent or adult with SPD may…

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Getting Kids “In Sync” at Home and School – June 14, 2019 – SOLD OUT

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$175 – $285 Sold out

Some children resist participating in family and school activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Because of a common disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they don't behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t. SPD interferes with the neurological process of organizing information about ordinary sensations that we get from our body and environment to use in daily life.  A child, adolescent or adult with SPD may…

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Parent Workshop – Sensory Savvy Activities at Home and School

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$35 – $60 85 tickets left

Do you have a child who struggles with sensory processing challenges? Does your child have difficulty functioning at home? At school? Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child, is coming to Edmonton! Join Carol and co-presenter, Julia Berry, for this hands-on workshop designed to teach you strategies that will help your child develop sensory-motor, social, and language skills.  Using simple items like paper plates, bubble wrap, bicycle inner tubes, and other loose parts, participants will learn enjoyable ways to…

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Bringing Seniors Into Focus – Health Professionals Mini-Conference

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 12:00 pm
Central Lions Recreation Centre, 11113 - 113 street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$100.00 64 tickets left

$100 Registration Fee – Includes Lunch, Refreshments & Certificates of Completion 15 Expert Presenters! Practical Information! Extraordinary Value! Relevant for All Levels of Care – Home Care, Supportive Living & Long-term Care Of interest to occupational therapists, physiotherapists, recreation therapists, nurses, social workers… Highlighted Sessions Challenging Balance and Building Strength the Bender Ball Way - Leslie McEwan, Older Adult Training Specialist Complimentary ball for every participant, courtesy of Flaman Fitness! Learn how to incorporate these easy to follow core/balance exercises…

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September 2019

Mealtime Miseries: Management of Complex Feeding Issues

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$295.00 – $495.00 61 tickets left

Elizabeth Clawson, MS, Ph.D., LCP, HSPP and Carol Elliott, B.S., OTR/L   How does feeding, a process so integral to the child’s health and well-being, go awry? The focus of this two-day course is on the Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment (TR-eatTM) model integrating oral motor therapy techniques and behavioral management for the treatment of complex feeding problems. It will cover innovative strategies and case examples to address oral aversion, food refusal, poor transition onto solid foods, texture grading, learning…

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