Did You Know?
There are approximately 280,000 occupational therapy practitioners in the United States of America. 56,686 of those practitioners are members of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
There are approximately 3000 occupational therapy practitioners in the state of South Carolina. 228 of those practitioners are members of SCOTA. We need your membership! Please select the Member Benefits tab above to learn how being a member of SCOTA can be of benefit to you as a practitioner in SC, and to the profession as a whole. Then, select the Join/Renew tab to become a member today.
SCOTA board members have been busy creating opportunities for members to network, socialize, and earn CEUs.
The Piedmont District and Midlands District have begun to organize a great calendar of continuing education events. Each session will include the opportunity to earn 1 CEU and network with other occupational therapy practitioners. The cost is typically FREE to SCOTA members and only $10 for non-members.
Be sure to watch our Events page for details and registration information!
Sarah Wilbanks (Legislative Chair) and Rachel Roberts (President-Elect) attended the House Legislative Oversight Committee recently. Sarah testified on behalf of the practitioners in the state regarding LLR operations, offering licensee input to improve communication and overall operations. Thank you Sarah for representing the OTs and OTAs in our state. You can help support SCOTA's legislative efforts by making a donation today.
Participate in a Research Study
Occupational therapists and Assistants, who do not provide fieldwork education; you are invited to participate in a research study and register for a drawing to receive 1 of 2 amazon $25 gift cards. The survey will remain anonymous regardless if you complete the drawing registration or not. Please share the link with other OT and OTAs. The goal of this survey is to understand the barriers individual occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy assistants (OTA) face which prevent them from providing fieldwork education.
The survey typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be started and stopped throughout the completion process. The survey is completed on a voluntary basis and is completely anonymous. Due to the anonymity there is no perceived risk related to participation in the study. This research has been approved by Eastern Kentucky University Internal Review Board. Click the link below to read the full disclosure and begin the survey. If you have any questions or concerns please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SURVEY NAVIGATION: Use the blue arrows at the bottom of the page to advance the survey after responding, DO NOT use your browser's forward or back buttons as this will close the survey.
DO YOU HAVE GOOD NEWS TO SHARE?
We want to celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow occupational therapy practitioners! Send your good news to us at email@example.com
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES?
Be sure to check for new listings on the Continuing Education page of our website.
SCOTA is excited to announce that we have a revised mission, vision, and values statement to better describe who we are and the aims of our organization. Please view these new statements on our ABOUT tab.