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India - Recognition of Occupational Therapy in Government Sector

Gazette notification dated Jan. 5, 2017 of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India has accepted AIOTA request and included occupational therapist also as one of the medical authorities of the constituted Medical Board, for issuance of Certification to Persons with Specific Learning Disabilities. The constituted Medical Board will comprise of the following;

1. Medical Superintendent or Chief Medical Officer or Civil Surgeon or any other equivalent authority notified by the sate  government

2. Pediatrician or Pediatric Neurologist (where available)

3. Clinical or Rehabilitation Psychologist

4. Occupational Therapist or Special Educator or Teacher trained for assessment of SLD