Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational Therapy Assistants play a key role in providing occupational therapy services in every area of practice. The resources in this section will help you get connected, find helpful documents, and explore volunteer leadership roles.

Read "Understanding the Proposal to Change OTA Payments" to understand how AOTA is working in the Senate—and urging AOTA members to advocate through the Legislative Action Center—to change the way OTA services are paid for under Medicare Part B.

OTA Leadership Development Toolkit

The Toolkit provides many options for leadership skill enhancement.

Go to Toolkit

OTA Awards

awards Awards are in recognition of the valuable contributions made to the profession by occupational therapy assistants. OTAs may qualify for other AOTA awards. Read more.

  • OTA Award of Excellence
  • Roster of Honor
  • Terry Brittell OTA/OT Partnership Award


There are five Specialty Certifications available to OTAs. Read guidelines and requirements.

  • Driving & Community Mobility
  • Environmental Modification
  • Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing
  • Low Vision
  • School Systems

Online Community

online community
If you are an AOTA member, you are already signed up with OT Connections. Just use your AOTA member login and password for access! Connect with other members and post your questions on the OTA Forum or the OTA Supervision and Role Delineation Q & A Forum.