Welcome to the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association. We are a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides a professional community for its members. We represent occupational therapy to the public, engage in activities to advocate for the profession, and provide continuing education opportunities for all occupational therapy practitioners.
Ela Dupont, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM and Tamasin Kekic, OTR/L, CBIS who represented VOTA at the UVM Gerontology Symposium held today May 15th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington . If any Vermont Occupational Therapy Practitioners would like to participate in the planning of the September 18-22, 2023 Falls Prevention Awareness week with the VOTA Aging in Place Committee, please contact Karen Downey, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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At the University of Vermont Medical Center our team of over 40 occupational therapists offer a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care that is backed by evidence-based research. Our occupational therapists provide treatment in both inpatient and outpatient locations serving patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurological, and developmental conditions. Our settings, and specialty services include a Level 1 Trauma Center, Inpatient Rehab Facility, Hand Therapy, and Driver Rehabilitation. We have interdisciplinary clinics and programs for ALS, concussion, movement disorders, assistive technology, pediatric feeding, and pain management. As an academic medical center, we strive to continually add to the body of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy and we support the training and development of students and practitioners at all experience levels.
The UVM Entry-Level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) welcomed its first cohort in Fall, ’22. The UVM OTD program is currently in the candidacy phase of accreditation. Members of VOTA assisted in the curricular design, and the program is designed with a strong experiential learning component that blends the art and science of the occupational therapy profession. It is an integral program of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS). CNHS is home to approximately 1200 students in eight different health professions comprising seven undergraduate and six graduate degree programs including an interdisciplinary PhD. The UVM OTD program is committed to inter-professional education, ensuring students are positioned well for entry-level practice, supporting the local OT community, and utilizing educational innovation. https://www.uvm.edu/cnhs/rms/entry-level-occupational-therapy-doctorate-otd
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The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) is Vermont’s federal AT Act Program. The AT Act Programs help individuals of all ages find accessible solutions to overcome barriers at home, work, and in the community as related to disability and aging related needs. VATP is managed by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and partners with the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at the University of Vermont. The Mission of the Vermont Assistive Technology Program is to support full access and integration for Vermonters with disabilities and aging related needs, in education, work and their communities. Our Vision is that everyone’s potential will be supported holistically and that each Vermonter will be provided with opportunities for independence and self-determination. Assistive Technology will be incorporated across all systems to create access to every environment in our state. The Vermont Assistive Technology Program is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $447,588.00 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government. Visit: https://vt.at4all.com and www.hireabilityvt.com.
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As the national certification body for occupational therapy professionals, NBCOT strives to serve the public interest in its diversity by advancing just, equitable, and inclusive client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification practices and the validation of knowledge essential for effective and safe practice in occupational therapy. NBCOT’s vision is certified occupational therapy professionals providing just, equitable, inclusive, and effective evidence-based services across all areas of practice worldwide. It is important to highlight that NBCOT certifies internationally educated occupational therapists from countries around the world, the majority of whom wish to practice occupational therapy in the United States.www.nbcot.org
Our region is beautiful and is surrounded by mountains and lakes for those who like outdoor activities. We are roughly 2 hours from Burlington, Vermont, 1 hour from Sherbrooke, Quebec, 2 hours from Montreal and 4 hours from Boston. North Country Hospital is a rural hospital located in Northern Vermont, with a progressive outpatient department, inpatient department, school, home health, and skilled nursing contracts. We currently have five OTRs and one COTA on staff. We have a certified hand therapist on staff who provides orthosis fabrication and training. We also provide ergonomic consultation for our hospital employees. Our occupational therapists provide services for all outpatient care (adults and pediatrics). We provide pediatric school based services for two school districts. Our OTs also contract to support home health OT services. Visit us online at www.northcountryhospital.org.
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Our new rolling membership allows you to become a member and enjoy one or three year memberships without worrying about the calendar year!
Join VOTA to stay informed about OT related issues in the state of Vermont, gain access to a directory of other Occupational Therapy practitioners in the state, get priority notice of events, discounted rate for the Annual Conference and more!
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Next deadline for newsletter submissions
March 24, 2023
Please access our news section to obtain information regarding our Book Scholarship (deadline August each year) and Diane Aja Scholarship (deadline February each year).