Occupational Therapy Assistant - Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate entry-level competence as a generalist occupational therapy assistant in settings where occupational therapy is currently practiced and where it is emerging as a service.
  2. Articulate and apply occupational therapy principles and interventions to achieve expected outcomes as related to occupation.
  3. Articulate and apply therapeutic use of occupations with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings.
  4. Apply occupational therapy interventions to address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, emotional and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
  5. Be prepared to effectively communicate and work interprofessionally with those who provide care for individuals and/or populations in order to clarify each member’s responsibility in executing components of an intervention plan.
  6. Uphold the ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession.
  7. Demonstrate professional values, attitudes and behavior.
  8. Demonstrate sensitivity to factors of culture and diversity in the delivery of OT services.
  9. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
  10. Demonstrate commitment to currency in best practice.
  11. Demonstrate commitment to using evidence-based practice.
  12. Distinguish the distinct roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in the supervisory process.
  13. Advocate as a professional for the occupational therapy services offered and for the recipients of those services.
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