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ERIC Number: ED133453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Project to Develop a Methodology to Establish Standards of Job Performance and Continuing Education Opportunities for Maintaining Competency of Occupational Therapists. AOTA Continuing Competency Project. Final Report.
Gray, Madelaine S.
The purpose of this project was to develop a methodology to establish standards of job performance and continuing education opportunities for maintaining competency of occupational therapists. The report contents include (1) Statement of the Problem (The Need for Re-Certification, Problems in the Design of the Re-Certification Program, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Continuing Certification Program); (2) Purpose and Scope of the Project; (3) Methodology for Establishing Standards of Job Performance in Specially Practice Areas (Problems Encountered, Evaluation of the Methodology, and Recommendations for Revision and Refinement of the Methodology); (4) Methodology for Establishing Relevant Continuing Education Programs (Problems Encountered, Evaluation of the Methodology, Potential Applicability of the Methodology for Other Health Care Professions); and (5) Summary and Conclusions (Implications of the Contract Results and Analysis and Identification of Needs for Further Study). The appendixes include (1) AOTA Continuing Certification Program, (2) Project Time-Table, (3) AOTA Data Questionnaire (1973), (4) Task Force Members and Consultants, (5) Delineation of Roles and Functions in the Five Specialty Areas, (6) Selected Bibliography on Performance Evaluation and the Development of Standards, (7) Packet of Information on Peer Review, (8) Sample Data Abstract Form Used in Chart Audit Study, (9) Standards of Job Performance in the Five Specialty Areas, (10) Data Abstract Forms for Chart Audit/Record Review, (11) Knowledge and Skills Required of an Advanced Level Occupational Therapist Practicing within the Specialty Area of Mental Health, (12) A Self-Study Program for the Occupational Therapist as a Mental Health Practitioner, and (13) The OATA Proposed Continuing Education Plan. (HD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, MD.