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Preparing for The Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting Includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access

Author(s): Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, PhD, DrOT, OTR/L, CDP, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Fredrick D. Pociask, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284072358
  • Navigate 2 Preferred Access     672 pages      © 2019
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Each new print copy of Preparing for the Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, Homework and Assessment Center, Navigate 2 TestPrep, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.  The test prep software includes over 725 multiple choice practice questions which have been mapped to the exam's three domains.

Preparing for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting provides a comprehensive overview for occupational therapy assistant students preparing to take the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) exam. After beginning its review by exploring key factors in occupational functioning, the text examines physical disabilities, mental health, and selected medical conditions before covering special practice settings, management, and documentation. In addition to providing coverage of core content, this text embraces a holistic view of study skills and habits by providing wellness and stress management tips, as well as by incorporating a study calendar structured so that students can complete their review within 45 days.

• Chapter outlines cover content found in an OTA curriculum, drawn from a lexicon taken from the Occupational Therapy Framework III (AOTA, 2014)
• Chapters are divided into subjects, each addressing the three domain areas of the COTA exam
• Workbook pages include specific references used in OTA curricula to enable exploration of challenging or unfamiliar content
• Self-study activities with answers are provided at the end of each chapter
• Journaling section includes 3-4 questions with a reflective learning approach to help students identify areas of weakness and prioritize studying
• Test taking strategies, exam preparation activities, and real life advice for repeating the exam

More than a study guide, this book can provide a course-ready capstone in addition to the resources and activities already incorporated into the text. Utilize this comprehensive resource in your program to help students study for the COTA exam in preparation for a high pass rate in addition to or in place of current methods.

The editors of this edition have the experience and credentials needed to ensure a structured, organized, and effective approach to review a large amount of material in a reasonable amount of time Dr. Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller has been assisting students from across the country for many years on preparing for the board exam, while Dr. Fredrick Pociask has expertise in instructional design and delivery. Additionally, Dr. Tia Hughes, Guest Editor, has served as Vice-Chairperson of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE ®).  Furthermore, all practice question content was reviewed and edited by our Item Writing Specialist – Dr. Sara Maher – who is a well-known and respected Item-Writer in Health Science education. This ensures that students will be provided with continuous examples of questions, as they will appear on the exam.

• Classroom worksheets and study questions
• Laboratory guides and learning activities
• Slides in PowerPoint format for each chapter

Section 1 Preparing for the NBCOT© Examination Day 1  
  Chapter 1 Getting Started  
  Chapter 2 Learning as an Adult and Cognitive Factors in Learning  
  Chapter 3 Study Tips, Methods, and Strategies  
Section 2 Factors in Occupational Functioning Days 2-5  
  Chapter 4 Caregiving  
  Chapter 5 Roles and Context: Personal, Social, Physical, and Cultural  
  Chapter 6 Sensation, Rage of Motion, Strength, and Coordination  
  Chapter 7 The Visual System  
  Chapter 8 Perception and Cognition  
  Chapter 9 Motor Control  
Section 3 Occupational Functioning: Physical Disabilities (Neuro) Days 6-9  
  Chapter 10 Cerebrovascular Accident  
  Chapter 11 Traumatic Brain Injury  
  Chapter 12 Spinal Cord Injury  
  Chapter 13 Neurodegenerative and Productive Aging  
Section 4 Occupational Functioning: Physical Disabilities (Musculoskeletal and Orthopedics) Days 10-14  
  Chapter 14 Orthopedic Conditions of the Shoulder  
  Chapter 15 Orthopedic Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm  
  Chapter 16 Orthopedic Conditions of the Wrist and Hand  
  Chapter 17 Orthopedic Conditions of the Lower Extremity  
  Chapter 18 Local, Regional, and Systemic Disorders  
  Chapter 19 Amputations  
  Chapter 20 Burn Rehabilitation  
Section 5 Occupational Functioning: Selected Medical Conditions Days 15-17  
  Chapter 21 Cardiopulmonary  
  Chapter 22 Oncology  
  Chapter 23 Diabetes  
  Chapter 24 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome  
  Chapter 25 Lymphedema  
  Chapter 26 Dysphagia  
Section 6 Occupational Functioning: Mental Health Days 18-19  
  Chapter 27 Mental Health Conditions  
  Chapter 28 Group Dynamics  
Section 7 Pediatric Occupational Functioning Days 20-21  
  Chapter 29 Pediatric Assessments  
  Chapter 30 Specialized Pediatric Interventions  
Section 8 Special Practice Settings Days 22-24  
  Chapter 31 Community Practice and Wellness  
  Chapter 32 Health Promotion and Wellness  
  Chapter 33 Occupational Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, and Low Back Pain  
  Chapter 34 Wheelchair Seating and Mobility  
  Chapter 35 Assistive Technology, Driver Rehabilitation, Home, and Community Mobility  
Section 9 Documentation, Management, Reimbursement, and Working with a COTA Days 25-27  
  Chapter 36 Documentation of Occupational Therapy Practice  
  Chapter 37 Management and Business Fundamentals in Occupational Therapy  
  Chapter 38 Reimbursement  
  Chapter 39 Research  
  Chapter 40 The OT and OTA: Working Together for Optimal Client Outcomes  
Section 10 Wrapping up the Review Day 28  
  Chapter 41 Fifteen Days and Counting  
  Chapter 42 Advice from Our Item-Writing Specialist  
  Chapter 43 Life After the Exam  
Section 11 On-line Practice Examination Preparation Days 29-45  
  Chapter 44 Back on the Horse  

Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, PhD, DrOT, OTR/L, CDP-Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller completed her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in 2015, her DrOT in 2003, and her MOT from Eastern Michigan University in 2000. She is an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to her career in academia, she worked in clinical practice in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, which encompassed clients from pediatrics through late adulthood. She is currently involved in community traumatic brain injury rehabilitation as an occupational therapist and serves as a professional educator accreditation reviewer for the Distance Education and Training Council. Research interests include family caregiver training for people with dementia, and various modes of instructional learning delivery, and outcomes research. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has presented at the state, national, and international level. Dr. DiZazzo-Miller provides national board exam review sessions throughout the country, has presented nationally and internationally, and is published in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Fredrick D. Pociask, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT-Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Fredrick D. Pociask completed his PhD in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University in 2004, and his MS and BS in Physical Therapy at Oakland University (1996 and 1990). Dr. Pociask is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OSC) through the American Physical Therapy Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Pociask’s research interests include instructional technology, design, development and evaluation, with a primary focus on instructional principles for reducing cognitive load in the design of complex instruction, the study of the effectiveness of asynchronous web-based blended learning and course room based research, as well as orthopedic interventions in the management of specific spinal and extremity disorders. Dr. Pociask has designed and developed commercial and open-source software, presented nationally and internationally, and is published in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284072358

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Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam

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