Update! AOTA Board President has responded to the concerns about the OTD degree requirement. This is wonderful news! Click on the link below to hear her message, and if you haven't had a chance, please click on the second link and sign the petition.
I'm an occupational therapist, and I love my profession, but the "powers that be" recently mandated that a doctorate (OTD) degree will eventually be required to enter the field of OT. This is called “degree inflation,” and it will likely lead to increased costs of care for OT services, the closing of OT programs, and shortages of OTs. No doubt, it will cause irreparable damage to the OT profession! An OTD degree should be an option but not required.
If OT services made a difference in your child’s life or helped someone you care about be more independent with daily living skills, please take 1 minute to click on the link below and sign this petition to stop the OTD mandate. Thanks so much, and please share!