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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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April 2022

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

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225.00

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 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225.00

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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OT Private Practice & Medical Legal Education Day

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring 2022 OT Private Practice & Medical Legal Education Day Open To All OT’s  Topics • Neurofeedback: A Journey - Kayla Taylor & Charlene Wright • Overview of Long COVID - Carolyn Wonneck, University of Alberta Public Health and Preventative Medicine • Post COVID 19 Rehabilitation - Josh Collier, Lifemark Health • Exposure Therapy - Bonnie Klassen, Action Occupational Therapy Inc • Q&A Private Practice group discussion • Professional Updates - SAOT Professional Affairs Committee Cost $20.00 to attend all…

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May 2022

Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits after Acquired Brain Injury (2-Day Course)

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$245.00 – $445.00

May 14 and May 16, 2022 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day Live Online Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Course Description This two-day course is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision deficits commonly associated with acquired brain injury.  Included will be the most common vision disorders and basic pathologies of the visual system, as well as their functional implications. A three-component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual…

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Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits in Children (2-Day Course)

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$245.00 – $445.00

May 14 and May 15, 2022 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day Live Online Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Course Description This two-day course is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process in children.  A three-component model of vision will be reviewed stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders.  Screening procedures that allow therapists to test for the most common…

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