Links of Interest to Occupational Therapy

Educational Resources
Job/Salary Resources
Government, Regulatory and other Helpful Resources
Occupational Therapy On The Web
Special Interest Resources
Miscellaneous Helpful Resources

Educational Resources

Continuing Education From AOTA
A link to the national assocation's many educational offerings - including self-paced clinical courses and web-based workshops

America's Health Care Source
Links to professional associations, licensing boards, career searches, continuing education and more for health care professionals

Job/Salary Resources

SalaryExpert.com Online resource for researching salary information.

Absolutely Healthcare Salary Wizard Online resource for researching salary information.

Texas Workforce Commission Job Site
Hire Texasis the largest job database within the state. Follow the above link to the TWC web site which features a 24-hour-a-day searchable labor exchange system and provides direct access for employers and job applicants to match job needs and requirements.

Monster.Com An online resource for jobs. Simply go to the site and type "occupational therapy" in the search field.

Salary.Com Great web resource for finding out what YOU are worth on the job market.

Advance for OT Salary Survey
Follow this link to the national publication's latest salary survey for OT professionals in the United States

America's Career InfoNet
Search resource for ascertaining salaries at both state and national levels. This link will take you to the search area.

Government, Regulatory and other Helpful Resources

Firstgov
The official web site for searching the U.S. Government

Executive Council of PT and OT Examiners
Texas Board of OT Examiners (TBOTE)

TBOTE, The Texas Board of OT Examiners (the state licensing board), is a part of ECPTOTE. At the ECPTOTE web site, you will find the OT Practice Act and the OT Rules as downloadable .pdf documents under the "Acts and Rules" link

Texas Department of Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance - a wealth of information for all healthcare professionals

Texas Department of Insurance Workers' Compensation

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Talking Book Program
The Talking Book Program provides a free lending library of books and magazines in alternative formats (audio, braille, large print) by mail to Texans of any age who have a visual, physical, or learning disability that prevents them from reading standard print books.

National Health Information Center
A health information referral service, NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers

Medicare: The Official Government Web Site
Your online resource for learning all about the Medicare program

Small Business Administration
Interested in starting your own business? Check out this goverment web site. It has all of the information you will need to get you up and running

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
A link to the state agency that serves Texas families who have babies and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
A link to the Texas Workers' Comp web site

U. S. Department of Transportation Accessibility Homepage
Provides transportation-related information and resources under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Texas Register
A weekly publication, the Texas Register serves as the notice bulletin of state agency rulemaking. The Texas Register contains emergency, proposed, and adopted rules; notices of withdrawn and repealed rules; notices of rule review and other information submitted by state agencies for publication.

Bureau of Labor Statistics OT Page
Information on salary guidelines and an excellent resource for information on OT

disAbility Government Web Site
US Government disability resource

Health and Human Services Web Site
Department of Health and Human Services comprehensive site - information on anything you might want to know about disabilities and managed care, and much more
 

Occupational Therapy On The Web

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The national association for occupational therapy professionals in the USA, with a link to OT Week Online 

AOTA's Legislative Action Center
An excellent resource from the American OT Association which addresses the issues facing OT today and provides information on how YOU can make a difference. Contains a search engine which allows you to determine your Senator and Congressperson, along with detailed information on how to address issues vital to the profession at the national level. Check it out!

American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Provides information on foundation programs related to research, education, scholarships and the doctoral network, as well as databases and useful links - scholarship applications available for download

National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
Information regarding certification

World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Founded in 1952, WFOT is the official international organization for the promotion of Occupational Therapy. The WFOT conference in 2002 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. For information regarding the conference, contact Tina Poulsen, Executive Congress Secretary.

OT and Rehabilitation Web Ring
Gives basic information about what OT practitioners do, provides links to a Java-based chat room (http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/3838/chat.html) and other OT-related links

US State Licensing Boards
Phone numbers for state licensing boards throughout the US

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Department of Rehabilitation Services
Information about UTMB's Rehabilitation Services Department
 

Special Interest Resources

American Society of Hand Therapists

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Sensory Integration Resources
An outstanding resource for those needing information regarding sensory integration problems

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resources
A link to a University of Virginia website which features a compilation of links relating to traumatic brain injury

The Foundation for Knowledge in Development: Sensory Integration Resources
A sensory integration web site featuring articles, research and other resources for professionals, students and families working with and caring for children with sensory processing disorders
 

Miscellaneous Helpful Resources

American Arthritis Society

American Diabetes Association

Case Management Resource Guide
A good resource for specific types of care, care facilities, information resources, or rehabilitation equipment

Disability Gateway
Online resource for products for the disabled and elderly.

Healthlinks.Net
A wealth of information and helpful links for healthcare professionals

National Federation for the Blind

Texas Association for Home Care
A good resource for finding in-home services in Texas for all needs, including occupational therapy

US Consumer Gateway
Outstanding consumer information resource compiled by the US government offering information by category rather than agency

 

The Texas Occupational Therapy Association provides these links as a service to those who might find them useful. The association does not endorse specific links or materials presented therein, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of content provided by any of these linked web sites.