The New Zealand Association of OccupationalTherapists / Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) (NZAOT) provides services, support, representation and networking opportunities for occupational therapists. NZAOT has members across all occupational therapy practice areas within New Zealand and abroad.
NZAOT is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Early bird ends 30 April, 2013
For member rates - click here.
New members - Join NZAOT online now.
New student or retired members - Join NZAOT online here.
(Existing members will have received an e-bill and and link to login in to their new member profile)
Do you work for a DHB, employed under the Allied, Public Health, & Technical Multiemployer Agreement? Then you are entitled to a reimbursement of which may be at least $409.00 of your NZAOT membership subs. See MECA for detail specific to your DHB and work situation.
South Africa-based occupational therapist Frank Kronenberg, key note speaker at NZAOT conference and co-founder of Occupational Therapists without Borders hopes the profession will become more socially responsive to the needs of communities around the world.
At the 2012 AGM held on 20th September, 2012, members voted that the association would also have a Māori name, and that name would be:
Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa
which translates as: Occupational Therapy New Zealand.
With the past five APOTC events having been held in Asia, it is fantastic to win this bid for New Zealand. This is our chance to share ‘our place,’ our people and our processes with a Pacific influence. Read more.
NZAOT is pleased to launch the APOTC 2015 logo - see full concept design.
NZAOT hopes to launch a stand alone APOTC web site by the end of 2012.
An online course for anyone who supports children in kindergarten or school to become a literate person. Rita presents practical solutions and techniques that can assist with three very common problems for children who experience difficulties with handwriting.
• pencil grasp
• letter formation
• self monitoring skills
Link to flier: Post this flier on your staff room notice board.
OTDBase is a a very user-friendly search service of more than 8000 abstracts from 30 Occupational Therapy Journals from 1970 to the present. This extensive database of international journals is brought to you as an NZAOT member benefit.
To explore OTDBase and discover what other evidence based practice resources are available (NZAOT members only) click here.
“Occupation occupies our body, mind and spirit. Meaningful occupation must drive our inquiry and distinguish our practice. Our therapies must engage mind, body and spirit - Suzanne M. Peloquin ”