ERIC Number: ED029098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Therapy Assistants Program. Demonstration Project.
Wisconsin State Board of Health, Madison.
Between November 1964 and June 1967, 85 women and five men completed a 4-month course held in several Wisconsin locations to prepare them as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants to (1) plan and direct a general activity or supportive program of occupational therapy, (2) train individual patients in independent performance of activities of daily living, and (3) assist the Registered Occupational Therapist in carrying out a specific treatment program designed to correct or improve specific pathology. The average age of trainees was 37; 12 had not completed the 12th grade while 53 listed some post-secondary education. The curriculum, developed by a committee of Registered Occupational Therapists in the field of geriatrics and chronic illness, state board of health occupational therapy consultants, and selected advisory committee members, consisted of 369 hours of academic work and 160 hours of practical experience. Topics included an introduction to the training program and the occupational field, personality development, physical development, skills, relationships with other services, personnel policies, and mental terminology. Eighty-two graduates were employed. (JK)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Clinical Experience, Consultation Programs, Course Content, Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Nursing Homes, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Personnel Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Tests
Wisconsin Division of Health, P.O. Box 309, Madison, Wisconsin 53701.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Health, Madison.