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Abbreviations commonly used in OT

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ACOTE
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
law that prohibits discrimination based on disability
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
AJOT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
AMSIS
Administration and Management Special Interest Section
focuses on diverse administration and management issues
AOTA
American occupational therapy association
National professional society that advances the quality and support of OTs
AOTF
American occupational therapy foundation
Educational organization that serves the public interest by supporting OT's research and increase public's understanding
AOTPAC
American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee
Committee of AOTA members who aim to influence any OT seeking AOTA election
APA
American Psychiatric Association
APTA
American physical therapy association
National Professional organization of current PT research and news
ASAP
Affiliated State Association Presidents
ASCOTA
American Student Committee of the Occupational Therapy Association
student centered organization
ASHA
American speech hearing association
ASD
assembly of student delegates
student members of AOTA, represents the school at delegate meetings
CCCPD
Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development
body of AOTA (RA) and develops and maintains standards for continuing competance
CEU
Continuing educating unit
Measure used in continuing education programs in order to maintain the license
CMOP
Canadian model of occupational performance
how OTs see relationship between person, environment, and occupation. Provides a framework for enabling occupation in a person
COE
Council on occupational education
accreditation process, current standards
COP "Commision On Practice"
promoting the quality of occupational therapy practice
COTA
Certified occupational therapy assistant
DDSIS
Developmental disabilities special interest section
DRG
diagnostic reimbursement groups
Classification representing 23 major diag- nostic categories that aggregates patients into case types based on diagnosis, age, sex, treatment procedures, and discharge status, predicting use of hospital resources and length of stay.
EDSIS
Education Special Interest Section
EI
Early intervention
Children of school age who are discovered to have or be at risk of developing a handicapped position
EISSIS
Early Intervention and School Special Interest Section
GSIS
Gerontology Special Interest Section
HCHSIS
Home & Community Health Special Interest Section
IADL
Instrumental Activities of daily living
Not necessary for fundamental functioning, but let them live independently in a community
ICF
International classification of functioning
IDEA
individuals with disabilities act
law that provides early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities
MHSIS
Mental Health Special Interest Section
MOHO
Model of Human Occupation
Focuses on the motivation for occupation, the pattering of occupational behavior into routines and lifestyles
MSOT
Master of Science degree in OT
NBCOT
National board certification in OT
NSPOT
National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy
OS
??Occupational science??
OTA
Occupational therapy assistant
OTD
Occupational therapy doctorate
OTFC
Occupational therapists in foreign countries
OTIPM
Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model
Determine and carry out occupational therapy, then monitor client's response to interventions based on reassessment
OTJR
Occupational Therapy Journal of Research
OTPF
Occupational therapy performance
OTR
Occupational Therapist Registered
OTR/L
Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed
OTS
Occupational Therapy Student
finishing fieldwork rotations, have education, studying OT
PDSIS
Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section
PDU
Professional Development Units
PEO
Person Environment Occupation
PEOP
Person Environment Occupation Performance Model
Defines occupational performance as the outcome of the person, environment, and occupation
POTA
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
Recognition/advancement in OT
RA
Representative Assembly
Political institution, people within population of a state come together to debate and negotiate
SEC
Standards and ethics commission
Promotes state's citizens confidence in state government
SIS
Special Interest Section
Support OT's who serve consumers with technology
SISIS
Sensory Integration Special Interest Section part of a professional publication or OT
TSIS
Technology Special Interest Section
Assistive technology
WFOT
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Official representative of OT worldwide (promotion)
WISIS
Work and Industry Special Interest Section
COPM
Canadian Occupational Performance Measure
Assesment of occupational performance
AMSIS
Administration and Management Special Interest Section
focuses on diverse administration and management issues
SEFWE
Student Evaluation of Fieldwork Evaluation