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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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October 2020

SOLD OUT! Live, Interactive Virtual Workshop: SOS Approach to Feeding

October 15, 2020 @ 7:30 am - October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$795.00 – $1015.00

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problems Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding (SEQUENTIAL ORAL SENSORY) Due to the evolving Covid-19 Pandemic, this course is now being offered in an online format, live streamed in a professional studio! Join Dr. Kay Toomey and her team for four full days of interactive learning, including hands-on demonstrations, daily quizzes, and more from the…

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OT Month Online Monday Meet-Up: New Grads (2020)

October 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free online open forums for Paid SAOT Members! OTs in Private Practice: October 5, 2020 (6:30pm) New Grads (Graduated in 2020) – Networking & Information Sharing: October 19, 2020 (6:30pm) As the voice for occupational therapy in Alberta, SAOT seeks to listen and respond where possible to the needs of our Membership during this challenging time. We presume there may be many questions on a variety of issues and, at this time, we offer these forums as a way to: Listen…

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Live Virtual Workshop – Mindfulness: When It’s Not Rainbows & Lillipops

October 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40 – $75

Mindfulness has become a common buzzword in our society. While its popularity makes mindfulness a more accessible practice, there are many misconceptions and misrepresentations of mindfulness. For example, it is often confused with positive psychology practices, or the simple notion that if one could just “be present,” things would be better/peaceful/good. This diluted and narrow understanding of mindfulness makes it seem impractical to use in the context of challenging life situations, as we have experienced in recent months. How can…

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Live Virtual Workshop – Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills at Home and at School

October 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225

Description: 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…

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November 2020

Live, Online: Understanding & Managing Vision Deficits: A Practical Guide for Therapists

November 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$245.00 – $445.00

This workshop has now moved Online! In live virtual format, Understanding & Managing Vision Deficits, will take place throughout FOUR 3.5hr sessions. (November 6, 7, 13, &14, 2020 8:30am - 12pm MST). This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process.  A three-component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders.  A screening battery that allows therapists…

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