State of Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Assistant BoardThe Department of Safety and Professional Services is responsible for ensuring the safe and competent practice of licensed professionals in Wisconsin.The Occupational Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board regulates the professions of Occupational Therapy.
NBCOTThe National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession.
Best practices for OT documentationAOTA helps members by providing best practices for documentation to help you increase reimbursement, decrease denied claims, and articulate the distinct value of occupational therapy.
OT in Action
Achieving Psychosocial Health videoOverall well-being requires not only physical health, but psychosocial health as well. What exactly is psychosocial health, and how is it achieved? This program explains the elements that compose psychosocial health, the internal and external factors that influence it, and methods to enhance it. The importance of taking responsibility for one's own psychosocial well-being through self-recognition of problems and identification of barriers to meaningful communication is stressed.
American Foundation of Suicide PreventionThe American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) funds research, creates educational programs, advocates for public policy, and supports survivors of suicide loss.
American Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. whose mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
Centers of Disease ControlThe CDC focuses on bringing new knowledge to individual health care and community health by conducting critical science and providing that health information to the public.
Department of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
Mental Health AmericaMental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)The NIH Web site serves the public by offering ready access to: Clinical studies; Health and wellness information; Research resources and library resources; and news, events, and educational activities related to NIH and its mission.
National Stroke AssociationThe only national nonprofit healthcare organization focusing 100 percent of its resources and attention on stroke
Occupational Therapy and Mental HealthAOTA staff and volunteer leaders help to support the professional community through monitoring, responding to, and influencing health care, education, and community-related systems, and the way that occupational therapy is integrated into the delivery of services within those systems.
The following resources and tools are available to assist occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students in providing ethical, occupation-based practice with a focus on client activity, participation, and quality of life in a changing domestic and global environment.
Occupational Therapy Organizations
WOTAThe Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association is a voluntary professional organization, which represents and is committed to promoting the profession & professional services of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistantsin Wisconsin.
AOTAThe American Occupational Therapy Association is the national professional association established to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
World Federation of Occupational TherapistsWFOT promotes occupational therapy as an art and science internationally. The Federation supports the development, use and practice of occupational therapy worldwide, demonstrating its relevance and contribution to society.
Evidenced Based Practice
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Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice tutorialThis tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice. Upon completion of this self-paced tutorial, you will be able to:
-define Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
-identify the parts of a well-built clinical question
-identify searching strategies that could improve PubMed searching
-identify key critical appraisal issues that help determine the validity of a study