Periodicals, Books, and More

AOTA houses an array of periodicals and books that give you the information you need to keep pace with your profession. Members receive 22 print and online issues a year of the popular news and practice publication OT Practice and 6 issues a year of the widely acclaimed American Journal of Occupational Therapy. You also receive the focused practice content in the 11 Special Interest Section SIS Quarterly newsletters.

Also available to AOTA members, for an additional charge, is the OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, published quarterly by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). OTJR gives its subscribers substantive data they need to support their work and study.

Electronic Newsletters

Available exclusively to AOTA members (See Publications under Related Content at right)

AOTA's OT Practice Pulse is a biweekly e-mail with information and resources from AOTA and other sources that directly affect your practice—curated just for you.

The Scope of Practice Issues Update is a monthly report on critical trends and issues affecting occupational therapy practice.

The Federal Legislative Issues Update is a monthly report on advocacy around issues affecting occupational therapy practice.

The State Policy Quarterly newsletter highlights key issues and trends of importance to the occupational therapy profession in state legislatures or state agencies, as well as key issues being addressed by state health professional regulatory boards.


AOTA Press publishes the texts and other practitioner resources you need and offers them at a substantial discount (up to 30%) to members. Books and products from AOTA Press and other publishers are available at our Online Store (see Related Content at right), or by calling the Product Center toll free at 877-404-AOTA. Be sure to request a current product catalog, or view the catalog online.

Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines include key concepts from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and are useful for explaining interventions and outcomes to external audiences. They help policy regulators, consumer groups, managed care organizations, and health care administrators better understand the role of occupational therapy.