OT Online Office Hours

Please join us for LIVE 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 NBCOT® 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 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 27The US Health Care System: Ethical, Legal, & Reimbursement Considerations
September 10The OT Process and Occupational Profile: Application to the Certification Exam
September 17Splints and Orthoses: Types & Functions
September 24Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
October 1Prevocational, Vocational, and Work Programs: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
October 8Preparatory Interventions: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
October 15Reflexes and First Year Sensorimotor Developmental Milestones
October 22Occupation-Based Models of Practice: Application to the Certification Exam
October 29Universal Design and ADA Accessibility Standards
November 5Neurocognitive Disorders & Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
November 12Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
November 19Adaptation to Aging, Low Vision: Evaluation and Intervention
November 26Medical, Community, and School-based Practice Settings: OT Practice Considerations
December 3Oral Motor Dysfunction, and Swallowing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
December 10Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
December 17Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines
Holiday BreakEnjoy the holidays!
January 7Risk Management: Universal and Transmission-based Precautions, Emergency Response
January 14Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention
January 21DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
January 28Home Safety & Fall Prevention:  OT Evaluation & Intervention Approaches
February 4Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Related Conditions: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
February 11Wheelchair Prescription, Mobility Training, and Mobility Aids
February 18Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy
February 25The Application of Mindfulness to Certification Exam Preparation
March 4Fine Motor Skills, Grasp & Release Developmental Milestones
March 11The US Health Care System: Ethical, Legal, & Reimbursement Considerations
March 18Developmental and Therapeutic Intervention Groups

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 your camera and microphone are activated when you enter the office hours to help the instructor 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.

Recordings of past Online Office Hours will be available on TherapyEd’s YouTube channel 2 days after the session, and will remain available for one month.  They can be viewed at: