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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Technology and Training

Occupational therapy is a health rehabilitation profession that uses activities as treatment to help people of all ages perform the skills they need to live.s independently as possible. Occupational therapy assistant programs teach students the knowledge and skills needed for assessment and execution of tasks with their clients that lead to more productive, active lifestyles and independence. Certified occupational therapist assistants (COTA’s) assist with the evaluation and treatment of individuals with injuries, illnesses, cognitive impairments, psychosocial dysfunctions, mental illness, developmental or learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or other disorders or conditions. Under the supervision of occupational therapists (OTs), COTAs, who have completed occupational therapy assistant programs:

  1. IMAGE: Occupational therapy is a health rehabilitation profession that uses activities as treatment to help people of all ages perform the skills they need to live.
    Contribute to the evaluation process through the administration of assessments (standardized and non-standardized) for which they have established competency; and
  2. Implement therapeutic interventions which use purposeful activity for developing, improving, sustaining or restoring function in areas of occupation including daily living skills, instrumental activities of daily living, work performance, educational performance, social participation and leisure activities. The performance skills (motor, process and interaction) and client factors (mental, neuromusculoskeletal and sensory) are the elements of performance in which COTAs intervene for the purpose of attaining an individual’s highest level of functional independence within the appropriate environmental context. Under the supervision of an OT, COTAs also assist in the design, development, adaptation, application or training in the use of assistive technology devices; the design, fabrication or application of orthotic devices; the training in the use of orthotic or prosthetic devices; application of physical agent modalities; and the adaptation of environments and processes to enhance functional performance.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, is accredited by Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is(301) 652-AOTA and its website address is www.acoteonline.org.

Application Deadline:      April 30

Number of Students Accepted:   Up to 25 each year

For more information contact:                                 

Harriett Bynum
Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
400 East Fourth Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920

E-mail: hbynum@kent.edu
Phone: 1-330-382-7426
Ext: 77426
Fax: 1-330-382-7564

Lisa McNicol
Senior Secretary
400 East Fourth Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920

E-mail:
lmcnicol@kent.edu
Phone: 1-330-382-7567
Ext: 77567
Fax: 1-330-382-7564

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