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:

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
February 27The OT Process and Occupational Profile: Application to the Certification Exam
March 5Splints and Orthoses: Types & Functions
March 12Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
March 19Spring Break–AOTA Inspire Conference: See us in the Exhibit Hall!
March 26Prevocational, Vocational, and Work Programs: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
April 2Developmental and Therapeutic Intervention Groups
April 9Home Safety & Fall Prevention:  OT Evaluation & Intervention Approaches
April 16Occupation-Based Models of Practice: Application to the Certification Exam
April 23The US Health Care System: Ethical, Legal, & Reimbursement Considerations
April 30Reflexes and First Year Sensorimotor Developmental Milestones
May 7Neurocognitive Disorders & Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
May 14Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
May 21Adaptation to Aging, Low Vision: Evaluation and Intervention
May 28Medical, Community, and School-based Practice Settings: OT Practice Considerations
June 4Oral Motor Dysfunction, and Swallowing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
June 11Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
June 18Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines
June 25Risk Management: Universal and Transmission-based Precautions, Emergency Response
July 2Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention
July 9DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
July 16Preparatory Interventions: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
July 23Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Related Conditions: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
July 30Wheelchair Prescription, Mobility Training, and Mobility Aids
August 6Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy
August 13The Application of Mindfulness to Certification Exam Preparation
August 20Fine Motor Skills, Grasp & Release Developmental Milestones
August 27Universal Design and ADA Accessibility Standards

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.