Competence development

In the Swedish Association of Occupational Therapist’s vision, knowledge based occupational therapy, is recognized as leading to a society characterized by equality and sustainability. It is of great importance in the Association’s efforts towards achieving this vision that we are able to describe and communicate expertise held in the profession. 

The purpose of competence descriptions is to clarify for employers, politicians and the general public what demands they can place on occupational therapists practicing their profession. They should be regarded as dynamic documents that need to be updated and revised continuously. Read more in the Competence Descriptions for Occupational Therapists.

To make it possible for our members to follow the research going on in occupational therapy, they get the scientific and international Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (SJOT) as a membership benefit. The journal was started in 1994 on the initiative of the Swedish association together with the other Nordic occupational therapy associations.

The Swedish Association Academy

During the fall of 2017 the Swedish Association introduces a digital learning plattform called the Academy. The aim is to create better and more equal opportunities for development of competence and lifelong learning for all members of The Swedish Occupational Therapy Association for professional development as well as union-related matters, effectively acquire new knowledge and develop competencies and skills.

Through the Academy occupational therapist in Sweden are offered online-courses, communication platforms for networking blended learning and traditional classroom courses.