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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:  http://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/hprof/ahpc/en.html

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

 http://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/hprof/ahpc/en/leftnav/becoming_professionals.html 

 


Occupational Therapy Telehealth Practice Guidelines 

During this period when “circuit breaker” measures are put in place, Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT) has compiled a list of telehealth resources so that we are able to provide continued services and support to our clients. This guideline aims to support members in their transition to telehealth practice.

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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.

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

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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!

 


 

Occupational therapy clinical practice guidelines

Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines - Upper limb interventions after stroke' was created by 3 experienced Occupational therapists and completed with input from a review committee of 21 OTs from various organisations in Singapore. This clinical guidelines provides critique, synthesis and recommendations on application of the evidence for each intervention for sensori-motor deficts in the affected upper limb post stroke. Occupational therapists are encouraged to use this as reference when mentoring, or selecting suitable interventions for their patient.

Interested to find out more? Click HERE to download! 

 

 


 Rehabilitation in Palliative Care Reference Guide

 

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Rehabillation in Palliative Care: A Reference Guide for Occupational Therapists - This 'Rehabilitation in Palliative Care Reference Guide' was developed to equip OTs with a basic knowledge of OT practice in palliative care and support their clinical decision-making processes. It consolidates literature from medical and rehabilitative domains, and contextualises them to the field of OT in palliative care. Thank you to all editors and allied health professionals who have contributed to the reference guide. 

Interested to find out more? Click HERE to download!