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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.

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 >>

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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 >>

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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October 2019

Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference 2019 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, alberta Canada
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$60.00 – $125.00

Registration is now Closed Do - Live - Well: Mental Health Promotion Principles and Tools for Practice The Edmonton Zone Occupational Therapy Practice Council is pleased to present a two-day event to addiction and mental health service providers that offers an opportunity to develop skills and network with peers. Presenters: Nadine Larivière, OT, PhD and   Sandra Moll, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.) “Do Live Well” is a health promotion framework developed by Canadian Occupational Therapists that is rooted in an understanding…

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Dysphagia – Basic and/or Intermediate

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - October 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$235.00 – $525.00

Day 1 - The Swallowing System: Back to the Basics October 25, 2019 Tiffani L. Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, LSVT Certified Clinician, MBSImP Registered Clinician 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 assessment, diagnosis and…

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November 2019

Lower Extremity Edema Management

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

The Lower Extremity Edema Management seminar is back! This comprehensive two-day seminar scheduled for November 2-3, 2019 is focused on developing strong foundational skills in the practice of assessment and management of lower extremity edema. The seminar will cover how to recognize common conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, lipedema. Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using Doppler Ultrasound and Photoplethysmograph machines. Discussion on best practice to complete a comprehensive lower extremity assessment will be included. Principles of compression including wrapping, pneumatic pumping and…

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January 2020

SAOT Annual General Meeting 2020

January 30 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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Free

Join us for the SAOT AGM 2020. 6:15 – Registration 6:30 – AGM and Awards Presentations 7:15 – Guest Speaker Jon Jon Rivero 8:00 – Networking wine and cheese Keynote Speaker, Jon Jon Rivero presents: AWETHENTRICITY: The Awesome Art of Owning Your Authenticity & Influencing Others In this energizing keynote, AWETHENTRICITY: The Awesome Art of Owning Your Authenticity & Influencing Others, educators reconnect with their authentic awesome selves so that they can promote proactive mental health awareness and meaningfully influence…

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March 2020

Decoding Autism

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, 11613-87Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $445

Presented by: Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, C/NDT A presentation of pioneering research in the neurobiology of autism with treatment strategies supporting people who work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Topics explored will include epigenetics, the immune system, sensory contributions, functional movement, complex behaviour and co-regulation. Whether you are an educator, therapist of any kind, psychologist, physician, caregiver or keen parent, you will develop a deeper understanding of the brain-body science of ASD, and develop evidence-informed treatment and holistic therapy…

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