Booklist for the NOTCE

In preparation for the NOTCE, the candidate is expected to use the textbooks which were assigned throughout his/her course of study. In the event that guidance on selection of resources is desired, the following is a list of frequently used textbooks in Canada. The list is a resource and should not be construed as the definitive source for the NOTCE.

This booklist has been prepared from reading lists of accredited occupational therapy programs in Canada and from cited references within the NOTCE item bank. It is reviewed and updated on a regular basis but due to publishing lags and updating of exam questions, the latest edition and texts may not always appear on the current booklist.


Atchison, B. & Dirette, D. (Eds.). (2012).  Conditions in occupational therapy: Effect on occupational performance  (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott

Bee, H., & Boyd, D. (2012).  Les âges de la vie : Psychologie du développement humain (F. Gosselin, Trad.) . Saint Laurent, Québec : ERPI

Bonder, B. & Wagner, M. (Eds.). (2009).  Functional Performance in Older Adults . (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Co..

Boyt Schell, B., Gillen, G. & Scaffa, M.E. (Eds.). (2014).  Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy  (12th ed). Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Braveman, B. & Page, J.J. (2012).  Work: Promoting Participation and Productivity Through Occupational Therapy.  Philadelphia PA: FA Davis.

Crouch, R. & Alers, V. (2014).  Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health  (5 th ed). Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..

Case-Smith, J. & O’Brien, J. (Eds.). (2015).  Occupational Therapy for Children . (7th ed.). St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.

DePoy, E. & Gitlin, L. (2015).  Introduction to Research: Understanding and applying multiple strategies  (5th ed). Toronto: Elsevier Mosby.

Fortin, M.F. (2015). Fondements et étapes du processus de recherche méthodes quantitatives et qualitatives (3e édition). Chenelière : Éducation.

Hétu, J.-L. (2014). La relation d’aide: éléments de base et guide de perfectionnement (5e édition). G.Morin

Kornblau, B. L., & Starling, S. P. (2012).  Ethics in rehabilitation: A clinical perspective . Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

Law, M. & MacDermid, J. (Eds.). (2014).  Evidence-based rehabilitation: A guide to practice . (3 rd  ed.)  Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Law, M. Baum, C. & Dunn, W. (Eds.) (2005).  Measuring Occupational Performance: A guide to best practice  (2nd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Letts, L. & Stewart, D. Rigby, P. (Eds.). (2003).  Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performance . Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Pendleton, H.M & Schultz-Krohn, W. (Eds.). (2013).  Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy – Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction . (7th ed.). St Louis, MO: Mosby, Elsevier.

Radomski, M.V, & Trombly, C.A. (2013).  Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (7 th  ed.) , New York, NY: Lippincott, Wilkins & Williams.

Scaffa, M.E. & Reitz, S.M. (2014).  Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings . (2 nd  ed.). Philadelphia PA: FA Davis.

Stewart, D. (Ed.) (2013).  Transitions to adulthood for youth with disabilities through an occupational lens.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Townsend, E.A. & Polatajko, H. J. (2013).  Enabling Occupation II   (2nd edition): Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, wellbeing and justice through occupation . Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publication ACE.

Townsend, E.A. & Polatajko, H. J. (2013).  Habiliter à l’occupation II : Faire avancer la perspective ergothérapique de la santé, du bien-être et de la justice par l’occupation (2e édition ) . Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publication ACE.

Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes. (2006).  Code d’éthique . Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publications ACE. 

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. (2006).  Canadian framework for ethical occupational therapy practice . Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publications ACE. 

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (2009).  Practice Profile for Support Personnel in Occupational Therapy (2009).

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