About Occupational Therapy Association
The purpose of the Association is to advance and support the occupational therapy profession and OT practitioners Occupational Therapist (OT),
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) within Ghana. The association is involved in the accreditation of pre-registration courses. This is accomplished by tracking and acting upon legislative and financial issues that affect the profession, providing professional development and continuing education opportunities to members, and serving member needs to remain professionally connected with peers and recognized within the country for their work.
An occupational therapist can help people of all ages when physical and mental illness, disability, long-
term condition, or the effects of ageing prevent them from doing the activities they need or want to do.
An occupational therapist will work with you to find different ways of carrying out activities regardless of
how your circumstances are affecting you. An occupational therapist’s work ranges from pediatrics,
neurorehabilitation, geriatrics, palliative care, mental health, ergonomics, vocational rehabilitation and
How do I get an Occupational Therapist's assessment?
Your first point of call should be to talk to your doctor about contacting an occupational therapist locally. If you regularly see a social worker, nurse or other health care professional, they can also help you contact an occupational therapist. Be prepared to describe any difficulties that you have and how they are affecting your daily life, or the lives of those who care for you. You may want to know how long it will be before you get an appointment, so remember to ask if there is a waiting list. An independent occupational therapist works outside the government hospitals, so there will be less waiting time, but these practitioners may charge more for their services.
Find an OT Practitioner (OT/OTA/COTA)
You can search our online directory using either your location or the service you are looking for (occupational therapists nearest your location will be listed first). All the occupational therapists in the directory are registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and are members of the Occupational Therapy Association of Ghana (OTAG). It is important for employers to check if OT staff are licensed with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and are members of the Occupational therapy Association of Ghana (OTAG).
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The purpose of the Association is to advance and support the occupational therapy profession and OT practitioners (Occupational Therapist OT, Occupational Therapy Assistant OTA and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA) within Ghana.