Marianjoy Library

Occupational Therapy

Below is a listing of  Web sites selected by the library staff. They are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
AOTA is the nationally recognized association of over 35,000 occupational therapists, OT assistants, and students of OT.  The web site has specific sections for consumers, students, and educators and provides links to number of resources for members ranging from continuing education, EBM, licensure and accreditation.

American Occupational Therapy Foundation
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization created to advance the science of OT.  The website includes the Institute for the Study of Occupation and Health which offers links for Research and Graduate Education.  It also provides access to Wilma L. West Library, The Institute for the Study of Occupation and Health Fact Sheet (PDF format), and resources for practice and education.
This Web site is a resource for Assistive Technology (AT) and disability-related information and has an online database which can be searched by specific function/activity, product, or vendor.  The web site also includes an AT Glossary, discussion groups, and projects of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists provides services, products, events and networking opportunities to assist occupational therapists achieve excellence in their professional practice.

College of Occupational Therapists (UK)
This site aims to provide information about the profession, principally to those who may be interested in occupational therapy as a career or who wish to find out how to access occupational therapy services in UK.

Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy
This site is part of the Syllabi for Practicing EBM at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital Department of Medicine. Authored at the Department of Occupational Therapy Otago Polytechnic Institute in New Zealand, it includes an introduction to evidence-based OT, as well as a list of other resources in this field. 

Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA)
This site tells about the benefits of ILOTA membership and includes both an online application and a printable application for mailing. It also lists Illinois schools and technical programs, as well as a Classifieds section listing job openings and workshops. 

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
NBCOT is a non-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the OT profession.  This site also includes an online NBCOT certification examination application, study guides, practice tests, and content exams. 


Occupational Therapy Critically Appraised Topics (OTCATS)
Sponsored by the University of Western Sydney, this site contains critically appraised topic (CATs) and critically appraised papers (
CAPs) focusing on occupational therapy interventions.  There are also links to other CAT banks and OT resources. 


ed in the UK, OTdirect provides OT links to useful resources on the web, study guides, practice updates, training listings, and research resources.  There is also a list of occupational therapy and disability equipment suppliers in the UK. 

Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence
Sponsored by the University of Queensland, OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to OT.  The site also has an Evidence-Based Practice (EDP) tutorial and links to other web sites dealing with EDP and OT. 

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
Based in Australia, this is the official international organization for the promotion of Occupational Therapy.  The web site has links to individual member associations in over 60 countries, as well as lists of WFOT -- recognized programs and schools in these countries.


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