The Department of Occupational Therapy encourages visitors to explore the following occupational therapy-related resources.
- The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with a mission to publish high quality articles that focus on applied research, practice, and education in the occupational therapy profession.
- Interprofessional Peer Education and Evidence for Recovery (I-PEER) Program provides enhanced interdisciplinary education for social workers, occupational therapists and peer specialists in evidence-based practices in behavioral health.
- Michigan Youth Prevention and Recovery for Opioid Use Disorders (MY-PROUD) Program provides training and workforce development for interprofessional students and providers on opioid use disorder prevention and recovery.
- Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists is an organization responsible providing up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of occupational therapy in Michigan.New graduates should refer to this website to gain information on the procedures to apply for licensure in the State of Michigan.
- Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA) is a state-level professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession of occupational therapy through advocacy and communication.
- Southwest Chapter of the Michigan OT Association provides occupational therapy practitioners with a local connection to the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association at large.
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is occupational therapy's national professional association. AOTA addresses the interests and concerns of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
- National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is a nonprofit organization responsible for providing the national board examination which new graduates must pass in order to become a registered occupational therapist in the United States.
- AMBUCS is a nonprofit charitable organization with a diverse membership dedicated to inspiring mobility & independence. AMBUCS offers the AMTRYKE Adaptive Tricycle Program whose goal is to provide people who benefit from our trykes with all the classic advantages of riding a bike: mobility, strength, exercise, coordination, interaction with family and friends, and just pure fun!
- Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit charitable organization with a mission of repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives.
- World Federation of Occupational Therapists is a global network of 101 member organizations, representing 580,000 occupational therapist who.promotes occupational therapy as an art and science internationally.
OT Practice-Specific Resources
- adOvocaTe is a podcast created by current WMU OT student, Samantha Holzschu. The podcast features interdisciplinary conversations about the field of Occupational Therapy and how OTs work as part of a medical team.
- CuriosOT is a blog created by our very own 2013 WMU OT alumni, Clare McCullough. Her goal is to provide easy access to topics that you often wonder about when treating your clients. She achieves this by "creating a space where you can get the meat and potatoes of studies that are meaningful and relevant to you, your clients and your practice".
- Nurture through Nature is a blog created by former professor and friend of the Department of Occupational Therapy, Amy Wagenfeld. Her blog focuses on the benefits of connecting with nature, be they inside or outside.
- OccupationalTherapyOT.com is a pediatric-focused blog by two occupational therapists, Deepam and Payal Pawar. They address skill areas include fine motor, gross motor, sensory strategies, and cognitive strategies and provide information about assessment and therapeutic activity ideas for common pediatric conditions.