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:

July 5Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines
July 12Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
July 19Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy
July 26Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention
August 2The OT Process and Occupational Profile: Application to the Certification Exam
August 9Splints and Orthoses: Types & Functions
August 16Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
August 23Reflexes and First Year Sensorimotor Developmental Milestones
August 30The US Health Care System: Ethical, Legal, & Reimbursement Considerations
September 6Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
September 13Universal Design and ADA Accessibility Standards
September 20Occupation-Based Models of Practice: Application to the Certification Exam
September 27Prevocational, Vocational, and Work Programs: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
October 4Home Safety and Fall Prevention:  OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
October 11Neurocognitive Disorders & Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
October 18Developmental and Therapeutic Intervention Groups
October 25Medical, Community, and School-based Practice Settings: OT Practice Considerations
November 1Fine Motor Skills, Grasp and Release Developmental Milestones
November 8Adaptation to Aging, Low Vision: Evaluation and Intervention
November 15Oral Motor Dysfunction, and Swallowing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
November 22Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
November 29Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines
December 6Risk Management: Universal and Transmission-based Precautions, Emergency Response
December 13Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention
December 20The Application of Mindfulness to Certification Exam Preparation
December 27Preparatory Interventions: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
January 3Wheelchair Prescription, Mobility Training, and Mobility Aids
January 10Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Related Conditions: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
January 17DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
January 24Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy

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.