The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, popularly known as the OOTA is the central professional organization for helping the students and professionals of occupational therapy in the state of Ohio. It works towards making Ohio more occupational therapy friendly and holds various programs and researches in order to make sure that occupational therapists get to advance in their career and get the best work opportunities in the state.
In structure, it is a voluntary organization and the primary motive is to look forward for the solution of issues being faced by the professions and help promote the professional of occupational therapy, as therapists as well as occupational assistants. Moreover, the organization is also involved in making occupational therapy practice better by setting up various standards and looking forward to the future advancements in this field. This helps them in preparing the members for getting themselves ready for new political or socio-economical changes happening in the field of occupational therapy and also prepares them for technological advancements in the same field.
If there are any issues related to the practice of occupational therapy in the state of Ohio, they are all addressed by the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association. They provide continuing education services to the professionals so that are better equipped with all the advancements in the field. Moreover, they provide resources as well as due support to the practitioners and helps in saving their interests in the medical field. They work as advocates to the professionals of occupational therapy in the state of Ohio and encourage that therapy is based only on evidences and each patient should be treated only in a manner that is suitable to him. They also ensure that all the needs of the professionals are being met and the consumers are getting proper benefits of the services of the professionals. Moreover, they look after homogenization of the field by setting up standards according to which the professionals have to work.
The vision of the organization is to ensure that all the active licensees of occupational therapy practice in the state get educational, legal and ethical information about their field from time to time. Moreover, they work to support and promote as well as advocate the need of occupational therapy in the state of Ohio. They normally work through a board of trustees who frame laws and also meet numerous times in order to ensure that all the latest events and happenings in the field are duly covered by them.