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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.

Take Action Now

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 2022

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

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, 11613-87Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
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$245.00 – $445.00 99 tickets left

May 14 and May 16, 2022 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day In Person* Registration fee includes refreshment breaks and certificate of completion. Lunch is on your own. *With the evolving pandemic, and changing public health guidelines, this workshop may be moved online. 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…

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

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, 11613-87Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
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$245.00 – $445.00 99 tickets left

May 14 and May 15, 2022 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day In Person* Registration fee includes refreshment breaks and certificate of completion. Lunch is on your own. *With the evolving pandemic, and changing public health guidelines, this workshop may be moved online. 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…

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