Board of Occupational Therapy
The next meeting will be Wednesday March 8, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held via Google Hangout.
More information on the meeting can be found on the Board Meeting page.
The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact allows eligible licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants an alternative method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the OT Compact please use the following link: https://otcompact.org/ot-compact-commission/.
The mission of the Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy is to develop, impose and enforce standards which must be met by individuals in order to receive a license as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant to insure public protection; receive, investigate, and take appropriate action with respect to complaints; and promulgation of rules and regulations.
Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy gives people the "skills for the job of living" that are needed for independent and satisfying lives. Services typically include:
Customized treatment programs aimed at improving abilities to carry out the activities of daily living
Comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments and recommendations on necessary adaptation
Assessments and treatment for performance skills
Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment
Guidance to family members and caregivers
Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional, and physiological ffects of illness and injury. The occupational therapist enters the field with a masters, or doctoral degree. The occupational therapy assistant generally earns an associate degree. Practitioners must complete supervised clinical internships in a variety of health care settings, and pass a national examination.