TherapyEd’s National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam

Review & Study Guide

TherapyEd’s National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy and other distinguished educators helps you prepare for the exam efficiently and effectively. Now in it’s 7th edition and printed in full color with new, 4-color graphics, the guide prepares you for the NBCOT Exam with a comprehensive content review, three complete practice exams– including 9 complete simulation test items – and information on Critical Reasoning for the NBCOT exam. The text is completely updated for the new exam blueprint and includes study hints, test-taking strategies, up-to-date information about the NBCOT exam, and “Create Your Own Exam” software.

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The NBCOT is a high stakes exam and TherapyEd’s 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 (formerly Cottrell) received her Doctor of Philosophy, post-professional M.A., and undergraduate degrees in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Scranton and was previously the Program Director and a faculty member at Dominican College. She also served on the program faculty at 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 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 for innovation and leadership in education and advocacy.

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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 $85.00, plus shipping and handling.

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