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Occupational Therapy: Associations & Organizations

This research guide will help you find books, ebooks, articles, audio-visuals and professional / educational web sites to assist you in your research related to Occupational Therapy.

Associations & Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association
"The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support." This searchable web site includes general information, programs, news stories, medical information as well as research updates.

American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
"The Association provides avenues of communication among dance/movement therapists and those working in related fields and increases public awareness of dance/movement therapy (DMT)."
"Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being."

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
AOTA is "the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services."

AOTA site for Occupational Therapy Assistants
The AOTA has created this page specifically for OTAs. There is a wealth of information here about OTA practice, regulation and supervision.

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The APA is “a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders."  

Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO: USA)
"The SSO:USA is a research society that strives to build the body of knowledge in occupational science to benefit humanity."

Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA)
TOTA is our state affiliate organization of AOTA (see above).

World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
WFOT is the key international representative for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy around the world and the official international organization for the promotion of Occupational Therapy. "WFOT is the global voice for occupational therapy and sets the standard for its practice. We represent occupational therapists worldwide that are making lives fit for living."

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