Membership in the PDSIS provides a forum for networking with other professionals, sharing information, and accessing clinical resources. The PDSIS also facilitates the development of continuing education and professional development opportunities based on member needs and trends in occupational therapy.
The PDSIS aims to meet the needs of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who serve individuals with physical dysfunction resulting from a wide range of diagnoses and conditions. PDSIS members have the opportunity to network with other practitioners via a listserv to share resources and exchange ideas.
Members may select to receive the PDSIS Quarterly by mail with timely and relevant articles of interest. The PDSIS strives to enable its members to provide cutting-edge, occupation-based occupational therapy to the clients they serve.
The PDSIS is also host to two additional membership groups:
The Hand Rehabilitation Subsection is charged to meet the educational and networking needs of clinicians who address dysfunction of the hand and upper extremity as part of their physical disabilities practice. This subsection hosts a hand listserv dedicated responding to questions and issues surrounding treatment of the hand/UE.
The Driving/Driver Rehabilitation Network has 3 primary aims:
- Educate and support occupational therapy practitioners so that they are able to provide pre-driving screens, driver assessments and training, or serve as referral sources to appropriate agencies
- Via a dedicated listserv, provide a means by which practitioners interested in driving/driver rehabilitation can share information and ideas
- Increase the visibility of occupational therapy as a profession that is capable and interested in responding to growing societal needs associated with driving.
To join PDSIS, contact AOTA Membership at 301-652-2682, ext. 2769 or toll-free at 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682).
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