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My OT in the Past, Present and Future
This year our FOTA theme is “Back to the Future”. This makes me think of time in the context of Past, Present and Future. I have been an OT for 17 years. I remember beingan OT student and being in awe of those seasoned OTs who had been working over
Five Things Pediatric Therapists Can Do To Improve Marketability
As occupational therapists, we advocate for our patients. But who can best advocate for occupational therapy? Our clients! How we see ourselves,others will likewise. Make sure your clients are telling the world all about the great therapy you provided.
Early Intervention and School System
Has Response to Intervention or Multi-Tiered System of Supports been on your mind lately?
Obama Care (Affordable Healthcare Act) and Fieldwork
For each of you who educate Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students- Thank-you from FLOTEC.
I am taking some time off work to be a stay-at-home mom to the sweetest, cutest baby boy that ever existed. It has given me the chance to understand the demands inherent with the occupation of childcare. It quickly became evident that I was at risk for cumulative trauma disorders as I went through our daily routine. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to lessen the burden.
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From the FOTA By-laws
Section 1 Membership Classes
The membership of the Association shall be divided into three categories: 1) Occupational Therapists who shall hereinafter be referred to as OTs, 2) Occupational Therapy Assistants hereinafter referred to as OTAs, and 3) Occupational Therapy Students.
Section 2 Qualifications
a.To be eligible for Category 1 membership (OT) the individual must be currently licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Florida.
b.To be eligible for Category 2 membership (OTA) the individual must be currently licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Florida.
c.To be eligible for Category 3 membership (Student) the individual shall be enrolled in an entry-level occupational therapy educational program that is accredited, approved, or pending approval or accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®)and that is located in the United States, or in a state, commonwealth, district, or territory of the United States.