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AOTA Official Documents

AOTA's new position statement describes occupational therapy’s role in pain management.

AOTA's updated position statement defines the occupational therapy scope of practice and provides a model definition of occupational therapy.

AOTA's updated document defines professional standards for the practice of occupational therapy.

AOTA's updated Standards for Continuing Competence document serves as a foundation for analyzing the occupational therapy occupation in regard to continuing competence. These standards can be viewed separately and collectively and can be combined with other standards documents to gain an overarching perspective.

The Association

This public document articulates the procedures followed by the members of the Ethics Commission (EC) as they carry out duties to enforce the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (the Code).

Intended for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educators, the Occupational Therapy Curriculum Design Framework presents a practical approach to designing occupational therapy curricula with attention to influential factors that should be considered throughout the process.

Author Guidelines

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy author guidelines are published annually in a supplement to the journal; any changes implemented in the interim are published at


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