CAOT Lexicon

The CAOT Lexicon is an important resource to support quality and consistency for occupational therapists who wish and who need to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages. 

Over 300 terms specific to occupational therapy practice have been selected, translated, reviewed and voted upon by seven CAOT members, a professional translator and CAOT’s Director of Knowledge Translation Programs. This lexicon aims to complement, not replace, other medical lexicons issued by reputable sources such as the Public Service Commission Lexicon.  Thank you to our members who contributed their time and expertise to this project.

We hope you find our CAOT Lexicon helpful for your practice communications. It is a living document that can be enhanced over time. To suggest an additional term for the lexicon, or for any questions, please send an email to

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