The CCBC Occupational Therapy Assistant program has been in existence since 1988. This program is accredited by the 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 Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Students enrolled in the program will work with:
School age children
Groups of people
...with a variety of medical and psychosocial diagnoses.
Occupational therapy assistants under the supervision of the occupational therapist could provide treatment intervention in the following areas:
Motor skills to enable someone to perform their care/personal hygiene
Fine motor/hand skills to perform all of the educational activities expected of a school age child or college student
Skills to enable someone to live independently (e.g. cooking, cleaning, paying bills, shopping)
Home modification to support someone “aging in place.”
Provision of adaptive equipment/construction of splints to facilitate independence
Graduates of the occupational therapy assistant program work in a variety of settings such as: