We've found a comprehensive list of resources to help our parents and children navigate through the Occupational Therapy world.
Below you will find our Recommended Resources.
Disclaimer: These are striclty based on our recommendations. We do not endorse or promote any of the services described. Please visit their respective websites for more information.
The Florida Occupational Therapy Association
For anyone who wants to find out more about Occupational Therapy, this is a great resource.
Based on the FOTA Mission Statement
The Florida Legislature
This is a great resource to get to know the Statutes, Constitution and Laws of Florida. We operate in South Florida, so this is a great resource to find legal information.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
This association is about having high quality occupational therapy services and having an association for professionals.
Based on AOTA’s about section, “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 of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.”
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
This board is responsible for giving licenses and to Occupational Therapists in the State of Florida.
Based on their information, “The Board of Occupational Therapy is responsible for the licensure and regulation of the profession to ensure the availability of occupational therapy services of high quality to the people of Florida.”
Kid Source Online
A little bit about Kid Source Online: A group of parents who like to educate other parents on issues about healthcare and education in children.
There is information about Education, Technology, Special Needs and Family Life that you might find interesting.
Florida Disabled Outdoors Association
This association was born out of a tragic accident. David, the founder of the association was on a hunting trip and was accidentally shot in the head. He lost mobility in his left arm and left leg. Because of his experience, he founded an association to help disabled people through sports.
Developmental Delay Resources (DDR)
This non-profit is a great resource to find information on developmental delays. By spreading information in different ways and educating the public through educational programs.
As described in the about us section, the mission is as follows:
“Disseminating information about causes and interventions for developmental delays, through our quarterly newsletter, workshops, conferences, library and website, as well as selling books and tapes,
Connecting families, professionals, and organizations through our membership directory and extensive database and,
Preventing developmental delays through education”
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
This is a great article from WebMD about Sensory Processing Disorder and what it entails and what we can do to help those who have SPD
This is a great resource for people who want to buy equipment or products that you may need. SOUTPAW is a manufacturer and they manufacture and develop sensory integration dysfunction and neurodevelopment products as well as offer education, insight and resources.
This is the home of Interactive Metronome which is a training and assessment tool.
Based on their information “Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based training and assessment tool. IM is shown to improve cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, as well as motor & sensory skills.”
Sensory Integration International
This resource is a different approach for people who are looking for help. From their description, this approach “It is an innovative approach to developmental learning that unites three modalities (visual, auditory and vestibular) into one intervention allowing individuals to better integrate sensory messages.”
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This resource is a great association for people who need advice and help when it comes to speech. They help with many speech and language programs.
As they describe themselves, “ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 211,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.”