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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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November 2021

SAOT Annual General Meeting 2021

November 29 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Free 948 tickets left

Join us for the SAOT AGM 2021 – Online Via Zoom. Don't miss the presentation following the AGM & Awards Presentation! Ask for OT – PromOTing OT in Creative Ways! 6:15 – Registration 6:30 – AGM and Awards Presentations 7:30 – Special Presentation! Ask for OT - PromOTing OT in Creative Ways! It’s been quite a year. It matters that we keep promoting access to occupational therapy services and coverage through extended health care benefit programs. Every Albertan should have timely…

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January 2022

Connecting Sensation and Emotion to Build Regulation & Relationships: Sensory Attuned Play that Enhances Sensory Motor Development Through Emotional Expression

January 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$100.00 – $200.00 69 tickets left

The way we move and respond to sensation impacts how we feel. Equally how we feel impacts they way we move and how we respond to sensation.  This workshop will explore the connection between sensation, action and emotion offering a new lens on how we assess and treat emotion regulation in children. Beginning with a quick review of sensory processing differences, we will dive deeper into the impact of these differences on the way our children feel and interact with…

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February 2022

Occupational Performance Coaching

February 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$150.00 – $265.00 53 tickets left

Occupational Performance Coaching - Introductory Workshop Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an intervention which is relationship and strength-based, occupation-centred, and research informed. OPC involves working alongside clients to achieve their goals for themselves, their children and/or their families. Post-pandemic, these intervention strategies may be of heightened relevance, as clients seek to re-engage and return to occupations they once enjoyed. Empowering our clients with the motivation they need is particularly important for those who may be feeling they have lost a…

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April 2022

Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills at Home and at School

April 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225.00 92 tickets left

Children 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, 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 the…

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Smart but Scattered Adults: How to Work with Clients to Strengthen Executive Skills

April 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225.00 93 tickets left

Even highly motivated clients with ADHD struggle to follow through on the changes they need to make in their lives to improve their physical or emotional well-being. They know they need to change, they know what they need to do to change, they may even be able to take a step or two toward making those changes—and then they plateau or give up. What’s getting in the way is not their unwillingness or resistance to change, but weak executive skills.…

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