Because we have helped so many students who could not pass, many who have exhausted all the other study preps including AOTA® Online, NBCOTOAspire, Therapy Ed, the Purple Book, and True Learn we have seen the mistakes that students constantly make when they don't pass. They are listed below:
To overcome these mistakes that we so many students make, we have built our study prep around a system or formula. Although there are other companies today that are offering tutoring, quizzes, or study material, they do not have a real, proven system. It is this system that makes studying much easier and efficient without being overwhelming yet provides our members with pinpoint accuracy in mastering the material that they need to know in order to pass. It is also this system that makes us so effective and allows us to continue to produce extraordinary results and help students pass time and time again. A summary of our system is on the next page.
By focusing on your weakest topics first, then gradually working your way to your strongest. you will reduce your test anxiety and increase your confidence as you get closer to the actual exam. This strategy will also give you more time to learn the information that tends to be more difficult.
Using material that is broken down into bite size material will ensure that you master one topic at a time without being overwhelmed. Using study material the best fits that caters best to your learning style will also help you retain the material easier
Out test feedback will help you easily review the answers you got incorrect, which is one of the most important facets to studying correctly. . Since 50% of the actual exam is based on clinical applications, it is most important that you focus on the clinical applications and the rationale behind the questions. You should the rationale behind your wrong answers first. If you get a question wrong, think about why the answer is correct and how the other answer
Often, students tend to study over and over and continually get the same test score. This happens when a student is not mastering the material they need to and may be missing something. Working one-on-one with a certified OTR® and/or COTA® professional, who goes through extensive training and has a proven track record, can eliminate this mistake as well as make a tremendous impact on your test preparation and on your performance on the exam This in turn will lead to and more correct answers and higher scores
How Our Program Works? Our program has taken all the most Important toots and divided it up Into 8 structured modules, which eliminates the guesswork typically experienced when using the other study preps. With our program. students will know what they are going to study every day of every week until they take the exam. Although they may study what they, when they like from wherever they, we do have recommended study schedules for students taking the exam in 4 weeks. 8 weeks 16 weeks, and in 6 months or more. Below is a breakdown of our 6 month study schedule as well as the study topics found in those modules, This is the schedule miet of our program director partner follow when using our program.
Module One (Weeks 1 – 3 ): OT Process, NBCOT® Rules and Regulations, Professional Development, OT Roles, Medicare vs. Medicaid, Professional Standards & Ethics, OT and OTA, Research & Statistics, Frame of Reference and Models (Weeks 1 -3)
Module Two (Weeks 4 -6): Pediatric Conditions and Interventions, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Reflexes, and IEP. Weeks (4 – 6)
Module Three (Weeks 7 – 9): Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions, Physical agent modalities (PAM’S), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM).
Module Four (Weeks 9 – 12): Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Levels, Vision Interventions, Prosthetics/Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Burns, Aging in Place & other diseases.
Module Five (Weeks 12 – 15): Neurological Conditions & Interventions, Wheelchair, Mobility, Building Standards, Community Rehab, Vocational Rehab, Driver’s Rehab, Ergonomics, Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology.
Module Six (Weeks 15 – 18): Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions, Groups and Group Dynamics, Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL), and Activities of Daily Living.
Module Seven (Weeks 18 – 21): Review module that focuses on: Pediatrics, Hands, ACL, Mental Health, Adaptive Equipment, etc.
Module Eight (Weeks 21 – 24): final timed exams. Also, we will discuss exam prep on the day of the exam, as well as techniques to reduce exam anxiety.
When your student first logins, it is recommended that they take our learning profile quiz so that they can maximize their efficiency while studying.
Both our 100 question and 200 question assessment quizzes will assess your student strengths in all the key areas on the NBCOT® exam, which is covered in our course. You may view all our quiz questions for a given module by clicking on the OTA Study material menu and going to bottom of that chosen module.
After taking the Assessment Test, students will be given a breakdown on how they scored on the key areas that typically show up on the NBCOT® exam. This will help them better identify their strengths and weaknesses which will allow them to better allocate their study time.
To access the eight different study modules click on “Study Material”. We find that students get overwhelmed by too much information or don’t have a plan of attack to address all the areas covered in the exam. It is important to master one topic at a time and then move on to the next topic.
In each module you will find a variety of study material that make understanding complex material much easier. This includes diagrams charts, audio recordings, and videos. We also highlight material for students to help them focus on what is most important. the highlighted material will help your students focus on what is most important
Here is an example of our chart on Upper Extremities
Here is an example of our pediatric handwriting chart
The quick sort tool makes it much easier and faster for students to find what they are looking for.
One of the benefits to our 18 hours of audio recordings are not only that they are on all the most important topics on the exam, but they also allow your students to learn material while in the car, working out, or taking a stroll in the park. This also can make studying more enjoyable.
At the end of each module we have timed and untimed quizzes. We recommend students take these quizzes after they feel they have mastered the material. We also provide accommodation quizzes for your students who require accommodations. Some of our program director partners find it effective to set a due date for when the exam must be completed. They also may require students who score under under 75% to work with a Pass the OT tutor before moving on.
Each week you students will have free access to one of our group calls with one of our top tutors.
During a group call, the first 30 minutes will be focused on content and the last 30 minutes will be dedicated to answering questions. There will be an emphasis on critical thinking, strategies to help you break down questions and rationalize interventions.
If students score under 75% on a timed module exam we highly recommend that students work with one of our private tutors. this optional will help with the following:
"Schedule Tutoring" is where your students may book their one-on-one tutoring sessions.
Scheduling a session is just like booking a hotel. We even provide a matching profile system that best matches your student with the most appropriate tutor for their needs.
This concludes our tour. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions,
We look forward to help make this the last time you take the NBCOT® exam.
To supplement their program, we highly recommend that students work with a tutor throughout our program. It is recommended that you purchase at least one individual one-on-one tutoring sessions for your students so that your student can experience the significant benefits of working with one of our NBCOT® exam experts. All sessions are transferable or can be credited toward the next purchase if they are not used.
After the first six modules of structured content, module seven is a content review for your students to touch up on any remaining problem areas that are still not totally clear. Students may choose their topics and are presented with study materials and quiz questions to review, in order to solidify their understanding of those topics.
After your students have sufficiently reviewed all problem areas in the other seven modules, it is recommended that they take final quiz in Module 8, which covers all topics and will assess your readiness to take the NBCOT® exam.
Some Program Directors will require their students to score a minimum score of 75% or above on this exam in order for them to pass their class. They may also have this same requirement for our midterm as well.
In "Scoring Overview", you may view all your student's scores in one place as well as export their scores into a spreadsheet. The green up arrows or a down red arrows are displayed to indicate if a student took the same quiz more than once as well as if they scored better or worse than on their previous time. To view detailed information on a specific quiz click on a test %. You may also access the individual scores by clicking on “Individual Scores”
In "Score Review", you may view a detailed breakdown on all the answers that your student got correct, incorrect, and didn’t answer as well as their strengths/weakness analysis. To access this breakdown, please click on the calendar and choose the date of the quiz that you would like to review.
If your student scores beIow our benchmark of 75% you will be provided with a Quick Alert. You will also be sent an email alerting you that your student underperformed on a quiz. This tool will allow you to better pinpoint weak students as well as give you the opportunity to provide them with extra support they need so that they can better understand the material and not have a large gap in their learning.
Use the "Activity Log" to view all your student’s page activity as well login activity so that you can better hold them accountable as well as understand their study habits.