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Work & Industry

To support the Centennial Vision, AOTA has identified Work and Industry as a key practice area in the 21st century. Human beings have worked in one way or another since the beginning of time. Work is integral to participation in society, and provides many returns to the worker including economic rewards, meaning, and fulfillment. An adverse work situation can also negatively affect quality of life and well-being.

We hope the resources below will help you in your practice. If you have additional questions, try posting them on OTConnections, a community for occupational therapy practitioners just like you. If you are an AOTA member, you are already signed up with OTConnections! Just use your member login and password for the AOTA Web site to access OTConnections.

Evidence-Based Practice

Work Evidence

Find evidence-based practice info and the latest research to guide your practice.

Fact Sheets on the Role of OT

Designed for OT practitioners and other professionals to explain the role and scope of occupational therapy. Find our fact sheets here

Tips for Living

Tips for living

Brief Tip Sheets to help people cope with a variety of health conditions and explain how occupational therapy can help. Find our tip sheets here.

Special Interest Sections

A group of professionals.

Network and collaborate with colleagues in your field and areas of interest, from SIS Quarterly newsletters to forums on OTConnections in these related SISs: Administration & Management, Developmental Disabilities, Mental HealthTechnology, and Work & Industry.

AOTA Official Documents

Official Documents
Informative documents on the role and scope of occupational therapy services.

Other Resources

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Find apps for Work & Industry here. Check out what we've identified as emerging niches in the Work & Industry practice area