facebook PTOT 6 month course - Pass The OT


Weeks 1-3


Occupational therapy process
Frames of reference and models
NBCOT® rules and regulations
Professional development & Code of ethics
Role of OT vs. OTA
Medicare vs. Medicaid

Module 1: Study Material

OT process and Intervention Prevention Stages
Bottom-vs-top-approach Frames of Reference
Code of Ethics / Principles and Standards of Conduct Roles of an OTR®, COTA® and OT Aide
The OT Practitioner’s Role in Work Programs OT Settings
Documentation Research and Stats
CEU’s Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
Payment for Occupational Therapy Services Patient-Driven Payment Model
The Americans with Disabilities Act Excellent test taking tips

Weeks 7-9


Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels
Functional Independence Measure
Physical agent modalities (PAMs)

Module 3: Study Material

Muscle Chart Upper Extremities Hands & Upper Extremities
Neuropathies Grasp Patterns
Splints & Strategies for splinting Manual Muscle Testing Grading
Tests – Jebsen-Taylor Function & Semmes Weinstein Monofilament
Physical Agent Modalities (PAM’S) COPD
MET Levels and Cardiac Rehab FIM Quick Reference Guide
Vital Signs & Hemoglobin

Weeks 12-15


Neurological Conditions & Intervention
Wheelchair & Mobility
Building Standards
Community Rehab
Vocational Rehab
Driver’s Rehab
Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology

Module 5: Study Material

Neurodegenerative Disorders Apraxia Sheet
Motor Control & Motor Control Approaches Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Huntington’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease
Swallowing and Dysphagia Wheelchair Components & Wheelchair Cushions
Assistive-technology for Wheelchair Users Mechanical Lift
Assistive technology Work Evaluation and Interventions
Vocational Rehab Building Standards
Driver Rehabilitation Medical Terminology
Meal-Preparation Progression

Weeks 18-21


Overall review of topics from previous weeks

Module: 7

Mini-quizzes covering all the topics that were covered in the first 6 modules, arranged according category
For example:
ACL (Mod 6) Pediatric conditions and interventions (Mod 2)
Adaptive equipment and assistive technology (Mod 5) Pediatric development (Mod 2)
Aging in Place & other diseases (Mod 4) Pediatric reflexes (Mod 2)
Burns (Mod 4) Physical agent modalities (Mod 3)
CHF/Met Levels (Mod 3) COPD (Mod 3)
Prosthetics/amputations (Mod 4) Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions (Mod 6)
Com. rehab. voc. rehab. drivers rehab & ergonomics (Mod 5) Research & Statistics (Mod 1)
Frame of Reference and Models (Mod 1) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (Mod 4)

Weeks 4-6


Pediatric Development and Reflexes
Pediatric Conditions and Interventions

Module 2: Study Material

Development Chart & Child Development Videos Childhood Occupations and Milestones
Reflexes and Postural Reactions NICU
Basic Oral Motor & Self-Feeding Skills Feeding- Introduction to Solids
Strategies for the Fussy Eater Pediatric Diagnoses and Treatment Approaches
Pediatric Assessments Cerebral Palsy Interventions
Dysphagia- Focus on CP Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida
Hearing Loss Muscle Tone
Sensory Integration Vestibular System vs Proprioception
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Necessary Skills and Pencil Grasps for Handwriting
Individualized Education Programs Part B IDEA: Process for Children and Youth (Ages 3-21)
Part C IDEA: Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Section-504-Rehabilitation-Act

Weeks 9-12


Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Los Amigos Levels
Amputations and Prosthetics
Hip and Knee Replacements
Aging in Place & other diseases.
Vision Interventions

Module 4: Study Material

SCI Terminology & ASIA Impairment Scale SCI Chart
Focus on High Level (SCI C1-3) SCI Sequelae
Pressure Ulcer Traumatic Brain Injury & Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive
Functioning The Glasgow Coma Scale
Neurobehavioral Manifestations Neurological-treatment-approaches
Medical Conditions Hip, Knee, and Back
Burns Amputation and Prosthesis
Aging-in-place Adaptive eating utensils/accessories
Vision and Visual Perception Addressing Sexuality in Occupational Therapy

Weeks 15-18


Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions
Groups and Group Dynamics
Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL)
Activities of Daily Living

Module 6: Study Material

Mental Health Diagnoses & Terminology Symptoms and Challenges associated with Mental
Health Diagnoses Mental Health Intervention Models
Dementia Alzheimer’s disease and Reisberg scale
Allen Cognitive Levels & ACL Screen Assessment Psychosocial Assessments
Reality Orientation and Validation Therapy Tips for handling patients
Common Side-effects of Psychiatric Medication Group Dynamics- Facilitation and Leadership
4 Stages of Group Therapy 5 Stages of Group Development/Team Building
6 Types of Activity Groups 5 Types of Developmental Groups

Weeks 21-24


Are ready to take the NBCOT® Exam?

Module: 8

Final Timed Exams