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We offer you the ongoing education you need to stay current with your OTA skills.
You can find instructor contact information, useful links and other class information.
For more information, contact:Pat Condon
OTA Department Chair
What is Occupational Therapy?
A certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) works with clients of all ages who have developmental, physical, social or emotional problems which prevent independent functioning in the tasks of daily living. Occupational therapy uses every day activities as the means of helping people achieve independence after an illness, injury or disability. Activities that people engage in include personal and community daily living activities, education, work, play, leisure and social participation.
The COTA works under the direction of a registered occupational therapist in implementing restorative, preventive and maintenance programs. An occupational therapy program is built around the skills needed to
perform a person's responsibilities, such as caring for a home and
family, participating in education or seeking and holding employment.
Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that can prevent injury and promotes independent functioning which helps keep health care costs down and maximizes the quality of life for the individual, his/her family and other caregivers.