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ASOT OTD Program Student Handbook

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT), Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program Student Handbook is the policy and procedure resource specific to this program. This handbook aligns with the Spalding University Student Handbook and Catalog.

Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the overarching professional organization for and an authority of occupational therapy professional and student members in the United States. All ASOT faculty and students are required to have an active membership with AOTA. As such, AOTA publishes Official Documents that guide occupational therapy practice and provide guidance for ASOT’s OTD program.

The Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (2015) provides Core Values that guide AOTA members toward ethical courses of action in professional and volunteer roles and enforceable Principles and Standards of Conduct that apply to AOTA members (AOTA, 2015a). The principal purposes of the Codes of Ethics are to help protect the public and to reinforce its confidence in the occupational therapy profession (AOTA, 2015b). The Enforcement Procedures for Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics a public document that articulates procedures followed by AOTA Ethics Commission to enforce the Code of Ethics and ensure objectivity and fundamental fairness to all individuals involved in the complaint (AOTA, 2015b). Please visit the AOTA website  ( to read about these and other Official Documents.