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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November 2018

Smart But Scattered – Improving Executive Skills to Promote School Success

November 15 @ 9:00 am - November 16 @ 4:00 pm
Aurora Room Lister Centre Conference Centre, 11613 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
$350 – $495

Youngsters with poor executive skills are disorganized or forgetful, have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments, forget to bring home the materials to complete homework or forget to hand homework in. They may rush through work or dawdle, or they make careless mistakes that they fail to catch. They don’t know where to begin on long-term assignments, and they put the assignment off until the last minute in part because they have trouble judging…

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February 2019

Seating & Mobility – Adult and Geriatric Populations

February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - February 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room Lister Conference Centre University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, 87 Avenue and 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
$105 – $465 69 tickets left

Register for one or both days! Therapy Assistants can attend for 50% off the registration fee when attending with their OT! Day 1 – February 23, 2019 It IS More Than 4 Wheels!: How The Mat Assessment Influences the Prescription of Seating and Mobility Devices in the Adult Population Session Level: Beginner – Intermediate Learning objectives: • Describe surfaces on which to complete a hands on Mat Assessment • List three components of three-point positioning • List three components of…

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March 2019

Private Practice Bootcamp

March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 436, Orange Hub (formerly MacEwan West Campus), 10045-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
$325 – $365 35 tickets left

March 30, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 31, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Due to low registrations, the dates of the Private Practice Bootcamp have changed to March 30 and 31, 2018.) Are you thinking about starting a private practice? Are you already in private practice but need some new information? This workshop brings together a host of presenters to address many of the questions and considerations for those looking at beginning or expanding a private…

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May 2019

Chronic Pain Management

May 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aurora Room Lister Centre Conference Centre, 11613 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
$175 – $265 50 tickets left

This is a dynamic, interactive workshop with an emphasis on making a complex, biopsychosocial experience and its treatment easier to explain to your colleagues and clients. It includes group learning and small group discussion and problem solving. Stories and metaphors will be used to illustrate concepts. You will apply the information provided in the workshop to case examples. Discussion of the participants’ various practice environments will add further opportunity to apply this learning to real world clients and settings. Learning…

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