January 18, 2012

Useful OT Resources, and more..

Includes clinical factsheets and information on scholarships, research and the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.

a free database of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy and evidence-based practice.

US biweekly news magazine for Occupational Therapists

Assessment tools to provide an initial estimate of cognitive function

Features training, therapists listing and other resources on Sensory Integration.

Canadian site run by CAOT mainly for non-OTs, but with some articles giving an overview of the profession and careers information.

New site with original content including case studies, etc.

The main AMPS site, including a listserv, FAQ, software and references.

Includes a dedicated OT portal with useful links to a variety of resources including evidence based medicine, anatomy, medical textbooks and much more.

Includes case studies and message board (USA)

Includes case studies, research reviews and critical reviews. 

Part of the Campaign for Greener Healthcare. 

One-stop-shop for OTs responding to the occupational needs of refugees. Information, inspiration, community, opportunities to participate and more.

"The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to maintain a library of published and unpublished materials and to disseminate information related to the Model of Human Occupation" Includes link to MOHO listserv.

Anon-profit making organisation that specialises in the treatment of cerebral palsy and acquired neurological conditions.

Comprehensive and detailed description of an Occupational Therapy smoking cessation programme.

A listing of US OT educational programmes.


Provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

CDC′s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. http://www.cdc.gov/

Providing National and World Leadership to Prevent Workplace Illnesses and Injuries

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

The mission of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is to promote the health of babies, children and adults and enhance the potential for full, productive living.

Includes an introduction to Occupational Science, resources and references.

Includes searchable library of interdisciplinary articles on occupation, with references and abstracts.

Searchable by author, title and abstract. Abstracts available but full text only for subscribers.

Charities consortium of users of Prosthetics, Orthotics, Wheelchairs, and Environmental Controls.

Previously known as Medical Devices Agency. Government body to regulate medical devices -- includes safety reports and hazard notices online.

"The Centre for Accessible Environments is committed to the provision of buildings and places which are accessible to all users, including disabled and older people, and to the enhancement of quality in design. It is a technical information training and consultancy resource for the construction industry, providers of goods and services, the care professions and disabled people."

Masses of information about independent living equipment, including factsheets and links to equipment suppliers. Independent, impartial and reliable.

Abledata (USA)
Database of assistive technology. Includes useful fact sheets that may assist you in problem solving. Similar to Disabled Living Foundation.

General ergonomics-related information.

Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body.

Macabre but informative site on anatomy. MRI scans of human corpses.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html

University of Washington 

LD Online Learning Disabilities site

US site giving general cancer related information.

Arthiritis Foundation:
The Arthiritis Foundation is the national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. Founded in 1948, the Arthritis Foundation is the only national voluntary health agency seeking the causes, cures, preventions, and treatments for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.

Accessible design resources. (US site)

Accessible design resources. (US site)

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