National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Review & Study Guide

TherapyEd's revised and updated National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Review & Study Guide by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy, helps you prepare for the COTA® exam with comprehensive, easily understood content review, and three complete online practice exams to help you focus on your personal strengths and weaknesses. Now in full color and fully updated for the new, six option multiple-choice question format, the text also includes studying and test-taking strategies, exam hints & cautions, up-to-date information about the certification process, and extensive rationales to help you understand how to get the right answer.


TherapyEd's NEW! 4th edition Review and Study Guide for the NBCOT®'s COTA® exam

Thoroughly revised and updated for the exam, with both four and six choice multiple-choice questions

With 3 complete ONLINE exams included, extensive rationales, and personalized study feedback!


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Content chapters reflect the latest test information and the practice exams have been revised and updated to include the new, six option multiple-choice question format. Tables and figures have been included to aid in studying for the exam. In addition, our exclusive online practice exams and the option to take subject area mini-tests give you the practice you need before you take the exam.

The Review & Study Guide contains:

  • Information on becoming a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Current content outline of the National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam
  • Examination procedures and grading
  • Simulated exam and answer rationales
  • Test-taking hints
  • Revised and updated for the new, 6 item multiple-choice question type

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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It is organized in comprehensive, easy to read chapters covering:

  • The Process of Occupational Therapy
  • Human Development and Aging
  • Professional Responsibilities and Service Management
  • Musculoskeletal System Disorders
  • Neurological System Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal, Renal-Genitourinary, Endocrine, Immunological and Integumentary System Disorders
  • Neurological and Cognitive-Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention
  • Biomechanical Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention
  • Psychosocial Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention
  • Evaluation and Interventions for Occupational Performance Deficits
  • Mastery of the Environment: Evaluation and Intervention

Also included is a chapter on Preparing for the COTA® Exam and an appendix with the AOTA Practice Framework.

Hey Therapy Ed! I relied heavily on the Therapy Ed COTA Review and Study Guide to pass my NBCOT exam by a *wide* margin on my first attempt. I was extremely well prepared; the exam itself felt much easier than the Therapy Ed Practice Exams. THANK YOU for an awesome product!!!

Jennifer Kennedy - Chattahoochee Technical College (GA)