About IOTA

About The IOTA

The Iowa Occupational Therapy Association is a non-profit corporation established in 1977.

IOTA is a mem­ber­ship-based orga­ni­za­tion that works to build the capac­i­ty of its mem­bers through edu­ca­tion, research, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The IOTA acts as a pub­lic advo­cate for Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py to pro­mote the via­bil­i­ty of the pro­fes­sion and access to services.

If you are an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist, Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py Assis­tant or Stu­dent in an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py or Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py Assis­tant pro­gram, we wel­come you to not just join your state orga­ni­za­tion but to become engaged in the net­work­ing, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, and advo­ca­cy that is occurring.

Mission Statement

The objec­tives of the IOTA shall be to build the capac­i­ty of its mem­bers through edu­ca­tion, research, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The IOTA will act as a pub­lic advo­cate for Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py to pro­mote the via­bil­i­ty of the pro­fes­sion and access to services.

Current IOTA Goals:

  • Devel­op mean­ing­ful buy-in” for mem­bers to main­tain mem­ber­ship through 
  • Cre­ate CEU options through­out the state or virtually 
  • Con­nect to oth­er pro­fes­sion­al organizations 
  • Gar­ner feed­back from mem­bers relat­ing to membership 
  • Con­nect to stu­dents and new graduates 
  • Encour­age mem­ber par­tic­i­pa­tion in recruit­ment efforts 
  • Sup­port occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py prac­tice and field­work in Iowa by 
  • Advo­cat­ing for appro­pri­ate reim­burse­ment models 
  • Increas­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties with col­lab­o­ra­tion with IPTA and ISHA 
  • Focus­ing on evi­dence-based research, pro­mo­tion of OT arti­cles for mem­bers-only’ CEU’s
  • Increas­ing pres­ence in communities/​social media. 
  • Engag­ing in leg­isla­tive ini­tia­tives to pro­mote the scope of prac­tice integrity