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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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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.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

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May 2021

Let’s Connect – Linking First Year OT Students & Practicing OTs During Covid-19

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Due to continuing pandemic circumstances, the UofA fieldwork schedule has been modified for 2021 and is focused on the placement needs of the current Year 2 MScOT cohort. OTs who are willing and able to supervise placements anytime during mid-June through Dec 2021 are encouraged to contact the university directly: otclined@ualberta.ca Registered Occupational Therapists If you are a registered Occupational Therapist in Alberta and can spare 30 minutes of your time to connect with a first year OT student, you can make…

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May Reset Series

May 1 @ 11:00 am - May 29 @ 12:00 pm
$10 – $130

May Reset Series Saturdays in May - May 1, 8, 15 and 29 Open to Occupational Therapists & OT Students Only! Register for all four workshops and SAVE! SAOT Paid Members               $80 Associate & Non-members     $130 OT Students                            $55 May 1 11:00 am – Noon Yoga for OTs – Sandy Ayre, MSc.OT It's been a hard year, and OTs all over the province have risen to the challenge in a variety of different ways. The residue of all the change and…

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Online Adult Dysphagia – Basic and/or Intermediate – DAY ONE

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150 – $400

May 28 and 29, 2021     Attend One or Both Days!     9:00 am to 5:00 pm MST Day 1 – The Swallowing System: Back to the Basics To be able to accurately assess and develop a treatment plan for dysphagia, it is of the utmost importance to understand the system, including the muscles, central nervous system and cranial nerves.  The ability to understand the neuro-anatomy and physiology of a normal swallow will enable clinicians to more accurately complete their…

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Online Adult Dysphagia – Basic and/or Intermediate – DAY TWO

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150 – $220

May 28 and 29, 2021     Attend One or Both Days!     9:00 am to 5:00 pm MST **Register for Both Days on the DAY ONE event listing.  Day 1 – The Swallowing System: Back to the Basics To be able to accurately assess and develop a treatment plan for dysphagia, it is of the utmost importance to understand the system, including the muscles, central nervous system and cranial nerves.  The ability to understand the neuro-anatomy and physiology of a…

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July 2021

Lunch and Learn: FEPSim – New Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Tool

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn about FEPSim, the comprehensive and portable rehabilitation system utilizing activity simulation to progressively improve strength, endurance, and range of motion.  Built upon the basic motions of flexion, extension, pronation, and supination, the 2-unit FEPSim system allows for complete functional exercise of the upper extremity.  It’s clinical utility in both face-to-face and telehealth settings is unparalleled—explore FEPSim through product demonstration and a Q&A session, and discover why FEPSim is the new gold-standard of upper extremity rehabilitation. FEPSim is a comprehensive…

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