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:

January 17DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
January 24Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy
January 31The OT Process and Occupational Profile: Application to the Certification Exam
February 7Splints and Orthoses: Types & Functions
February 14Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
February 21Reflexes and First Year Sensorimotor Developmental Milestones
February 28The US Health Care System: Ethical, Legal, & Reimbursement Considerations
March 7Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
March 14Universal Design and ADA Accessibility Standards
March 21Occupation-Based Models of Practice: Application to the Certification Exam
March 28Prevocational, Vocational, and Work Programs: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
April 4Home Safety and Fall Prevention:  OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
April 11Neurocognitive Disorders & Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
April 18Developmental and Therapeutic Intervention Groups
April 25Fine Motor Skills, Grasp and Release Developmental Milestones
May 2Medical, Community, and School-based Practice Settings: OT Practice Considerations
May 9Adaptation to Aging, Low Vision: Evaluation and Intervention
May 16Oral Motor Dysfunction, and Swallowing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
May 23Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
May 30Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines
June 6Risk Management: Universal and Transmission-based Precautions, Emergency Response
June 13Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention
June 20The Application of Mindfulness to Certification Exam Preparation
June 27Preparatory Interventions: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
July 11Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Related Conditions: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches
July 18Wheelchair Prescription, Mobility Training, and Mobility Aids
July 25Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy
August 1DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

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: