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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

Opportunities and Challenges, 1st Edition

By Jerry A Johnson


238 pages

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Hardback: 9780866568302
pub: 1989-01-11
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This professionally challenging volume--focusing on the performance and status of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs)--serves as a basis for reexamination and redefinition of the relationship between occupational therapists and assistants. Experts offer constructive possibilities for resolving some of the ongoing conflicts about the appropriate functions and education of COTAs and promote examination of the appropriate levels of function and education for the occupational therapist. The selected topics, chosen for their value and relevance to all occupational therapists--OTRs, COTAs, clinicians, and academicians--address the administrative issues regarding efficient use of COTAs and opportunities for their career development and job satisfaction; models of COTA practice described by COTAs who developed and implemented them within the framework of their jobs; and issues of concern to COTAs primarily as expressed by COTAs, with proposals and strategies for their resolution.

Table of Contents

Contents Career Ladder Development of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Supervision of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant: Developing a Knowledge Base and Strategy
  • Calculating Cost Effectiveness With the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Designing Job Enrichment Projects
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Microcomputers
  • Wheelchair Clinics Work
  • Splinting Design and Fabrication in Physical Disabilities: A Splinting Assistance Program
  • The Autosyringe Backpack for Children With Cancer: A Device That Permits Mobility
  • Toy Adaptations in Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy and Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant as an Activity Director
  • A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant’s Contributions to a Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Role Delineation of the Registered Occupational Therapist and the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Child Psychiatry
  • The Roles of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and the Registered Occupational Therapist in Adult Psychiatry
  • Incorporating Structured Learning Therapy Into Occupational Therapy Treatment of Chronic Psychiatric Patients
  • Job Search Skills for Unemployed Psychiatric Patients
  • Strategies for Resolution on Intraprofessional Conflict Related to the Role of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Mysticism and Skepticism: Obstacles to the Culturalization of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants: Preparation for Change
  • Some Messages for the COTA on Image, Imagery, and Imagination
  • Thoughts on Leadership: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants: Reflections on Their Thirtieth Anniversary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery