Upon successful completion of the Occupational Therapy Assistant / A.A.S Degree program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Articulate Occupational Therapy theoretical framework and practice domains throughout the lifespan.
  2. Conduct effective patient-client observations and activity analysis.
  3. Explain and demonstrate how patient-client values and ethics, diversity, and cultural awareness play a part of the formation and rendering of effective treatment.
  4. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in evidence-based contemporary practice to develop individualized treatment plans using the understanding of clinical conditions and their associated safety concerns, client factors, indications and contraindications, and appropriate adaptive equipment/technology.
  5. Utilize assessment procedures for all OT domains, including manual assessments and hands-on treatment skill methods for entry-level practice.
  6. Communicate effectively in oral, written, and electronic formats with other health care professionals, third-party payers, clients, family, and family-caregivers for the purposes of reporting and documenting patient-client treatment session outcomes.
  7. Articulate an understanding of how factors of professional supervision, insurance, professional roles, reimbursement, legislation, and advocacy on the federal and local levels affect the professional environment and the delivery of services. 
Last Updated: 6/25/18