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 >>

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 >>

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September 2019

Mealtime Miseries: Management of Complex Feeding Issues

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$295.00 – $495.00

Elizabeth Clawson, MS, Ph.D., LCP, HSPP and Carol Elliott, B.S., OTR/L   How does feeding, a process so integral to the child’s health and well-being, go awry? The focus of this two-day course is on the Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment (TR-eatTM) model integrating oral motor therapy techniques and behavioral management for the treatment of complex feeding problems. It will cover innovative strategies and case examples to address oral aversion, food refusal, poor transition onto solid foods, texture grading, learning…

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October 2019

Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference 2019

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, alberta Canada
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$60.00 – $125.00 68 tickets left

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 of daily activity patterns…

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Dysphagia – Basic and/or Intermediate

October 25 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 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 78 tickets left

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 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 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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Powerful Practice: Planning and Implementing Authentic Occupational Therapy Services

November 7 @ 8:30 am - November 9 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$382.00 – $745.00 62 tickets left

Presented by Professor Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA Early Bird pricing available until August 31, 2019! Overview This 3-day course is ideal for occupational therapy clinicians, educators, students, and researchers who want to do more to harness the power of occupation and implement authentic occupational therapy services. The course is based on the idea that occupational therapists: are challenged to deal with and overcome the many constraints they face in practice, education, and research, want to experience ownership and…

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