TherapyEd’s National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam

Review & Study Guide

The 9th edition of TherapyEd's National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide has been fully updated to reflect the format of the new NBCOT® OTR® exam outline. Authored by Rita Fleming-Castaldy and other distinguished educators, the Guide is the one book you need to help you prepare for the exam efficiently and effectively.  Printed in full color, the guide prepares you for the NBCOT®'s OTR® Exam with a comprehensive content review, three complete practice exams– including 9 revised and updated Clinical Simulation Test items – and information on Critical Reasoning for the exam. The text is updated for the current exam outline and includes study hints, test-taking strategies, up-to-date information about the NBCOT®'s OTR® exam, and 3 complete online exams.

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TherapyEd's National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam 
Review and Study Guide--New 9th edition

For the NBCOT®'s OTR® Exam

Now with three complete ONLINE Exams included!

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The NBCOT®'s OTR® exam is a high stakes exam and TherapyEd’s 9th edition of the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide is the ONLY book which combines comprehensive content review with challenging practice questions to help you pass the exam.

The content review helps you know what to study and the practice exams give you feedback so you understand how you did, what your strengths and weaknesses are, and how to better prepare for the exam.

The Review & Study Guide contains comprehensive, easy to read chapters covering:

  • Certification Exam Information
  • Study and Test Taking Strategies
  • State Regulatory Board information
  • Certification of the Occupational Therapist
  • Principles of Effective Exam Preparation
  • The Process of Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Responsibilities and Ethics
  • Human Development and Aging
  • Musculoskeletal System Disorders
  • Neurological System Disorders
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal, Renal-Genitourinary, Endocrine, Immunological and Integumentary Systems Disorders
  • Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders
  • Biomechanical Approaches
  • Neurological Approaches
  • Cognitive Perceptual Approaches
  • Psychosocial Approaches
  • Evaluation and Intervention for Performance in Areas of Occupation
  • Mastery of the Environment: Evaluation and Intervention
  • Critical Reasoning rationales for all practice exam questions
  • Practice Exam Answers with full content rationales

Author Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy PhD, OTL, FAOTA

Dr. Fleming-Castaldy is an Instructor and Director of Occupational Therapy Education at TherapyEd, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Scranton. She is the Chairperson for the History Preservation Project of the Occupational Therapy Leaders and Legacies Society. Dr. Fleming-Castaldy previously served as Program Director at Dominican College and on the faculty at New York University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy, post-professional M.A., and undergraduate degrees in Occupational Therapy from New York University. In addition to the best-selling "National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide", Dr. Fleming-Castaldy is the editor of several texts and the author of numerous journal articles. She has presented nationally and internationally on a diversity of professional issues. Dr. Fleming-Castaldy serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. Her areas of expertise include occupational therapy history, professional development and career mobility, mental health practice, community participation, and disability rights and advocacy. In 2002, she was honored by being named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and in 2017 she was given the Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Occupational Therapy by the AOTA in appreciation for her extraordinary contributions to the advancement of occupational therapy.

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The National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide is included with the price of the Occupational Therapy Certification Preparation Course, or you can purchase it separately for $90.00, plus shipping and handling.

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Very beneficial in providing helpful information to prepare for and study for the exam and stress management. - Marlee Jones;  


So glad that our school offers this course! I feel more confident about my study plan! - Haley Grisham;  


The course gave very informational and helpful tips to study and pass the NBCOT. - Justin Blevins

Students of Abilene Christian University