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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.

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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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May 2021

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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September 2021

Online Workshop – More Than 4 Wheels

September 10 @ 8:30 am - September 11 @ 3:00 pm
$150 – $400

MORE THAN 4 WHEELS: Assessment and Prescription to Maximize Seated Posture, Wheelchair Propulsion and Overall Function in a Work/Rest Environment Register for One Day or Both! This two day workshop will explore how seated posture affects the overall capacity of the client (day one – adult and geriatric, day two- pediatric) to function and be mobile on a day to day basis.  We will be reviewing current theory as well as the challenges of virtual assessments and how these have…

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Interpreting Psychoeducational Reports

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$25.00

This one-hour Lunch n' Learn presentation focuses on getting the most out of the information gathered in a psychoeducational assessment. We will briefly review the main components of psychoeducational assessment report and breakdown the page count by discussing strategies to capture the most pertinent information. Learning Objectives: Recognize the main components of a psychoeducational assessment report. Understand how the data gathered is presented and interpreted. Learn practical strategies to apply the information to your Occupational Therapy practice. Christy Hunt, MSc.,…

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October 2021

Celebrate OT Month Event – Virtual Escape Room

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5.00

*Open to paid SAOT Members only* Ticket sales deadline: October 19, 2021 Relax, unwind and get to know some SAOT members while you put your problem-solving skills to work! Can you escape while the Blue Moon is still shining? Working in assigned teams of five, complete the puzzles and problem-solving activities! Required – access to internet, computer $5 fee is a token of commitment to attend. About the Game: This escape room transports you to the date of a rare…

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