An Intro to NHOTA & Occupational Therapy
The New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association (NHOTA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work/productive activities, and play/leisure activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability. It includes adapting tasks and the environment to maximize independence and quality of life. The term occupational refers to activities that are meaningful to the individual within the environments in which the person lives and functions.
For more information go to AOTA's website: AOTA
NHOTA Membership Benefits
Ongoing networking opportunities through membership meetings, forum blogs, task groups, continuing education opportunities and more.
Special Interest Sections on Physical Dysfunction, Mental Health and Children & Youth which provide online discussion forums and evening continuing education sessions.
Fall Annual Conference and membership meeting representing all areas of practice and changes in health care and service delivery.
Spring Event for one-day continuing education and networking at reasonable cost to NHOTA members held in NH.
Legislative updates on related state and national bills related to health, education and practice.
Access to an updated online membership directory for New Hampshire occupational therapy practitioners.
Public Relations updates of events in NH.
Yearly recognition awards for outstanding member and citizen contributions to the growth of our practice.
Scholarship support for both students in occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs.
Innovative fieldwork projects, practitioner support and faculty development.
Increased understanding on the scope of practice, quality services, and innovative service delivery.
NHOTA promotes skilled NHOTA practitioners to offer community education on a broad range of topics related to wellness and prevention and evidence-based practice.