AOTA Alerts

Updated October 17, 2014

Salary Survey: We need you to take the 2014 Salary Survey to help us provide you with important compensation data about the profession (you can also win prizes!).

Mental Health Advocacy: To get OT included in programs that will expand access to quality mental health services, we need as many OT practitioners and students as possible to participate in a November 12 listening session by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

RA Meeting: The Representative Assembly (RA) will hold its fall online meeting from November 10 to 18. More information coming soon.

ACOTE®: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) announced that Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, has been elected the new chairperson.

Feedback Needed: The Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development (CCCPD) is seeking feedback on the AOTA Professional Development Tool (PDT) in preparation for updates and revisions that it hopes to make. Deadline October 22.

Driving Credential Scholarship: Up to 15 occupational therapy practitioners can receive a scholarship that will cover the fee of the AOTA Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility program. Get the application here (first bullet under featured). Deadline November 14.

AJOT: The September/October issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is a special issue on sensory integration measurement.

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions (pdf) made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its August 2014 meeting.

Board Position Statement: AOTA’s Board of Directors issued a position statement to articulate their view that future occupational therapists will need to be doctorally prepared for entry-level practice by 2025. Read about the background and the process moving forwardPros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014.