American Occupational Therapy Association
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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students and improve the quality of occupational therapy services. AOTA membership is approximately 63,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students.
The National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy was the founding name of the AOTA.
- American Journal of Occupational Therapy published by AOTA since 1947. (American Occupational Therapy Association)
- Anna Jean Ayres (1920–1989), a developmental psychologist known for her work in the area of sensory processing disorder
- American Occupational Therapy Foundation, a charitable, scientific and educational non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of occupational therapy and increased public understanding