ERIC Number: ED030731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
AOTA Requirements of a Training Program for Occupational Therapy Assistants.
American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, MD.
The training program for occupational therapy assistants should generally be 20 to 25 weeks in length and include a minimum of 750 clock hours allocated to academic instruction, skills instruction, practical experience and evaluation. The program director should be a registered occupational therapist qualified by education and experience for administration and teaching. A minimum of two additional registered occupational therapists should be included in the teaching staff. Programs may be conducted by hospitals, medical or social agencies, state, county, or city agencies, regional groups, or accredited junior colleges. Requirements are organized under headings of: (1) need, (2) sponsor, (3) liason with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), (4) planning, implementing, and consulting bodies, (5) staffing, (6) resources, (7) facilities and equipment, (8) training program, and (9) permanent records. The procedure for approval by AOTA is explained. Attachments include: (1) forms, (2) a training program content outline, (3) an analysis of the functions of the assistant, (4) a guide for supervision of the assistant, and (5) a schedule of fees for program approval procedures and consultation. (JK)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Curriculum Guides, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Professional Associations, Program Administration, Program Development, Records (Forms), Standards
American Occupational Therapy Association, 251 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010 (Copies available without charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: American Occupational Therapy Association