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AOTA Alerts

Updated October 24, 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.

Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues on ASD, pediatric OT, OT education, and TBI.

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.

International Issues: The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is seeking feedback on creating a discussion forum on its website. Deadline is November 30.  

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.