9781556423185

OT Student Primer A Guide to College Success

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  • ISBN13:

    9781556423185

  • ISBN10:

    1556423187

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-05-12
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated

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Summary

This text provides you with all you need to know about becoming an OT or COTA. It contains the basic information that is then built upon OT education. The process of learning OT theories, techniques, terminology, and concepts is challenging and this book addresses the core understanding of the profession that all students should know as they embark on their OT careers. This book is designed to be a companion to refer to for both OT students and clinicians. It provides essential information not found in textbooks. It addresses OT specific issues in the context of what OT students are learning. Topics of Discussion Essential OT Concepts for Students Look at the Future of OT Fieldwork Issues Documentation Skills Therapeutic Communication Ethical Dilemmas in OT

Author Biography

Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in community health from Southern Connecticut State University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in adult and vocational education at the University of Connecticut. Karen recently accepted a new position as program director at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. As program director, she has developed a student-centered curriculum. As an occupational therapy teacher, Karen’s interests include clinical reasoning and fieldwork. OT Student Primer: A Guide to College Success is Karen’s second book written for students. OTR Exam Review Manual was written with peers to guide students through the NBCOT exam. Karen’s focus is on meeting students’ needs through her informative books. She resides in Vernon, Connecticut, in a very old house with two cats. When she is not busy with academic challenges, she enjoys quilt making.

Table of Contents

General Information
Introduction
Understanding OT
The American Occupational Therapy Association
OT and Political Action
OT Financial Aid and Scholarships
Student Skills
Learning as a College Student
Learning as an OT Student
OT Papers, Projects, and Presentations
What To Do If You May Not Pass
Successful Self-Management
OT Students With Disabilities
Life Beyond OT School
Occupational Therapy Skills
Uniform Terminology and Activity Analysis
Understanding Frames of Reference
Working With Members of a Treatment Team
Medical Terminology for the OT Student
Documentation Skills
Goniometry
Therapeutic Communication
Universal Precautions
Ethics for Students
Clinical Skills: Precautions and Techniques
Transition Skills
Fieldwork Challenges
Certification and Résumé Writing
Interviewing and Networking for Your First Job
Graduate School and Continuing Education
Appendices
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