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Occupational Therapist Assistant

What is an Occupational Therapist Assistant?

The main duties of an Occupational Therapist Assistant is to work closely alongside the therapist in helping them implement activities and exercises specified in a treatment plan developed for each patient. Occupational Therapist Assistant will be responsible for administering and participating in group and/or individual activities for patients with various disabilities or disorders including hearing and visual impairment, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, depression and Alzheimer’s. You will also be providing encouragement and reassurance to your patients as you help them deal with their illness and assist in achieving their full potential.

Program Objectives / Job Opportunities

Our Occupational Therapist Assistant Diploma Program is taught in a module-based curriculum, designed to prepare graduates to practice as an assistant under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist. OTAs assist in implementing group and/or individual therapeutic procedures, techniques, specified in a treatment plan developed for each patient.

Our program focuses on important theoretical and practical areas in the field including but not limited to: development and function of the human body; clinical and non-clinical activities; diverse rehabilitation plans; and procedures and techniques. Mock therapy sessions concentrating on various disabilities, help the student develop the proper communication skills in the rehabilitation field. Anderson College students have the advantage of working within our simulated rehabilitation practical rooms which offers various real life clinical settings.

Once you have earned your diploma as an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you can work within:

HOSPITALS
PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINICS
REHABILITATION CENTRE
SPORT MEDICINE CLINICS
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
COMMUNITY HEALTH AGENCIES
INSURANCE COMPANIES
HOME HEALTH CARE
OTHER MEDICAL SETTINGS
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