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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.

No Cuts For Kids

Reinstate Early Interventions Funding for Alberta’s Children Now.

Alberta’s children and families are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take one minute to voice your concerns and help ensure access to supports for children are put back in place this school year.

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 >>

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. Learn more >>

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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November 2020

Live Virtual Workshop – Smart but Scattered Adults: How to Work with Clients to Strengthen Executive Skills

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225

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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SAOT Annual General Meeting – Virtual Event

November 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Thursday, November 26, 2020 REGISTRATION IS FREE   AGENDA 6:15 p.m. Registration 6:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting 7:15 p.m. Guest Presentation - Sandy Ayre BScOT Keynote Speaker, Sandy Ayre BScOT, presents: OT: We're Built for This! The events of 2020 have placed extra strain and stress on the work and home experiences of OTs in Alberta. Managing all these demands have become increasingly complex and emotional. This has resulted in more awareness around both the presence of grief as a…

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Live Virtual Workshop – Scents, Sense and Cents: Identifying, Managing and Treating SPD in Times of Fiscal Restraint

November 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$130 – $255

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) present themselves to our practices regularly, either as a stand-alone diagnosis or as a concomitant one. This intermediate level workshop targeted to the under 12 years of age population will help you make a sound, accurate assessment that will then guide you in practical, effective and fiscally responsible treatment strategies. Learning Objectives for Participants: Develop confidence in assessment and identification of sensory processing disorders vs. some other problem. To be able to educate others…

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December 2020

Taking Your Practice Digital: Save Time and Make a Great First Impression

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this webinar you will learn more about: What is practice management software (PMS)? How a PMS can save you time and help keep you organized in your private practice. How Telehealth fits in and what parts of your practice you decide to take digital Adopting best practices for documentation and client empowerment, and how Therabyte can help. Presenter Biography: Ashley Reina is an OT, UofA grad'05, as well as CEO and cofounder of Therabyte. In addition to her role…

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OT to OT – Time to Connect

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown These last few months have put tremendous stresses and strains on all of us. The pandemic has created fewer opportunities for SAOT Members to gather, network and find support. During December, we invite all paid SAOT Members, as registered OTs, to sign…

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