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Occupational Therapy Practice in Singapore

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, and services are provided in most hospitals, rehabilitation centres, special schools, nursing homes, and other community agencies.

There are opportunities to work in areas such as (but not limiting to):

  • Burns and Plastics Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics Rehabilitation
  • Hand Therapy
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Health and Ergonomics
  • Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics and Child Development


Allied Health Professions Council: Registration & Governance

Occupational therapists working in Singapore are governed and regulated under the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), in accordance to the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.

For more information on AHPC, please refer to:

For more information on the application process to be a registered Allied Health Professional, please refer to: 


SAOT Statement on Inclusive Education in Singapore

This document was submitted to NMP Chia Yong Yong for her consideration for her parlimentary speech on 'Education for our Future'.

Special thanks to Dr May Lim, Dr Karina Dancza, Ms Corrine Hoo and SAOT Council members for their contributions to the statement.

Click here to download!


SAOT Prescribing Powered Mobility Aids Practice Guidelines for Occupational Therapists in Singapore

PMA Guidelines v2018 1-page-001

The SAOT Quality and Standards Committee, in collaboration with the Powered Mobility Practice Guidelines workgroups and community of practice, have compiled the Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Powered Mobility aids for Occupational Therapists in Singapore. The guidelines are intended for Occupational Therapists who are involved in the assessment, training and procurement of powered mobility aids in their daily practice. We hope that the Guidelines help to provide a more consistent standard for practice across various settings and support the clinical decision-making process.

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Chronic Conditions Self-Management: A Pocket Guide for Occupational Therapists in Singapore

DIY to Better Health - To celebrate OT Day 2017, SAOT, TTSH & NUH have collaborated to produce this pocket guide for OTs in Singapore. Click HERE to download! 



7 Principles for Successful Return to Work: A Guide for Occupational Therapists in Singapore

SAOT TTSH Publication

A SAOT TTSH Publication - This guide is developed to help fellow OTs understand their roles in facilitating RTW at different stages of a worker's recovery and to facilitate dialogue on RTW with various stakeholders. Interested to find out more? Click HERE to download!