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ERIC Number: EJ873966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Why Community Colleges Work: The Answer Is Community
Lang, Janell; Kneisley, Beth Ann
Community College Journal, v76 n1 p52-54 Aug-Sep 2005
In December 1998, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) revised the educational standards for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs to include non-traditional or community-based practice. This freedom to explore new fieldwork opportunities prompted OTA programs to examine the needs of their surrounding neighborhoods and to expand the clinical emphasis from the more traditional off-campus sites to less traditional, community-based partnerships. These facilities and organizations have a need for health services but do not have the budgets, typically, to be able to afford them. In these less traditional venues, the Owens Community College program in Toledo, Ohio provided the licensed occupational therapy practitioner who supervised students who facilitated the service needs of the organization. The response from the community was overwhelming, for these services assisted their clients to lead more meaningful and productive lives. Community colleges work best when they work within their communities in a symbiotic relationship with agencies and the people they serve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A