OTA Online Office Hours

Please join us for Online Office Hours on Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET.

For over 25 years TherapyEd has been the leader in helping prepare students for their OT and OTA Certification exams.  We believe that expertise, experience, ethics, and giving back to the Occupational Therapy community matters. As part of our efforts to help every student succeed on the NBCOT® exams, we offer FREE Online Office Hours that are open to all exam candidates. These sessions are designed to help students, including those whose fieldwork and exam plans were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively prepare for fieldwork and the certification exam.

These FREE Online Office Hours include targeted content review which highlights foundational knowledge (e.g., TOP 5 “Must Know” points) in a specific area of practice according to the most current NBCOT® exam outlines for the OTR® and COTA® exams. An opened-ended Q & A session follows this review to give participants the opportunity to ask questions regarding effective exam preparation, test taking strategies, and the certification exam. 

The content areas covered in coming weeks will be:

August 1DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
August 8The OT Process and Occupational Profile: Application to the Certification Exam
August 15Splints and Orthoses: Types & Functions
August 22Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
August 29Universal Design and ADA Accessibility Standards
September 5Prevocational, Vocational, and Work Programs: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
September 12Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
September 19Home Safety and Fall Prevention:  OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
September 26Occupation-Based Models of Practice: Application to the Certification Exam
October 3Fine Motor Skills, Grasp and Release Developmental Milestones
October 10Reflexes and First Year Sensorimotor Developmental Milestones
October 17Neurocognitive Disorders & Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
October 24Developmental and Therapeutic Intervention Groups
October 31Happy Halloween! No Online Office Hours this week.
November 7Medical, Community, and School-based Practice Settings: OT Practice Considerations
November 14Adaptation to Aging, Low Vision: Evaluation and Intervention
November 21Oral Motor Dysfunction, and Swallowing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
November 28Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
December 5Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines
December 12Risk Management: Universal and Transmission-based Precautions, Emergency Response
December 19Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention
January 9The Application of Mindfulness to Certification Exam Preparation
January 16Preparatory Interventions: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
January 23Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Related Conditions: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
January 30Wheelchair Prescription, Mobility Training, and Mobility Aids
February 6Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy
February 13DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
February 20The US Health Care System: Ethical, Legal, & Reimbursement Considerations

All you need to start is to sign-in with your email address.  This will take you to the live Online Office Hours where you can focus on your exam preparation questions with our experienced instructors. Be sure that your camera and microphone are activated when you enter the office hours.  That will help to ensure that the instructor will be able to address your questions efficiently and effectively.

We hope you join us each Tuesday to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about specific exam content areas from an experienced educator, acquire accurate and current information about the NBCOT® exam, and obtain personalized help. There is no charge for our Online Office Hours–it comes as a benefit of preparing with TherapyEd.