Saint Xavier University Occupational Therapy Questions

Overarching Questions

What are the roles, functions, educational requirements and credentialing process for OT practitioners?

What are the purposes of a professional organization and what are the major professional occupational therapy organizations?

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the educational and credentialing process for all levels of occupational therapy practitioners.

2. Distinguish between the varied roles of occupational therapists (practitioner, educator, researcher and entrepreneur).

3. Describe similarities and differences in roles and functions of occupational therapy practitioners and aides (OT, OTA, and OT aide).

4. Explain the role of professional organizations and compare the roles of different organizations within occupational therapy

Individual Exercise (Due September 14, 2019 1:55pm): Post to TurnitIn

(each questions worth 5 points each)

1. Compare and contrast the type of educational preparation needed to become an occupational therapist and an occupational therapy assistant.

2. What do occupational therapy curricula cover? What is emphasized in occupational therapy educational programs?

3. a. Explain the basic differences between the OTD and a research-based doctoral degree (e.g., PhD).

b. What is an advanced master’s degree in occupational therapy?

4. a. What is the purpose of fieldwork?

b. Describe the differences between the two levels of fieldwork (level I & level II)

5. Describe the certification process for OT personnel.

6. Identify and describe the four levels of supervision. What are the parameters used to determine the amount, type, and focus of supervision?

7. a. Using the text and Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy, identify the four areas of service delivery delineated in the Standards of Practice.

b. Select one of the Standards and compare and contrast the minimum requirements for the OT and OTA.

8. a. Define the three general methods of career development in OT

b. Give an example of how it may be possible for an advanced or intermediate level OT practitioner to function at the entry-level.

9. a. Describe the renewal process for certification with NBCOT.

b. Why is it important for OT practitioners to maintain certification with NBCOT?

10. a. Why is it important for OT practitioners to be life-long learners?

b. Give an example of three (3) professional development activities an OT practitioner can participate in to maintain continuing competence.

Please remember to cite your references. Also, please use APA format

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