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  • Re: Why is O.T. beneficial to special needs children....

    Hi Nicole! I am a COTA/L in a public school system for 7 years now and the benefits&nbsp;of ot&nbsp;are huge for special ed students. I use a multi-sensory approach to instruction and this makes alot of difference with how a child processes and then retains information and skills. I also provide a distraction reduced environment with movement and ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by J.L on December 20, 2007
  • Re: What is in a title... OTA/OTR

    Yvonne, You are mistaken. I graduated 12 years ago&nbsp; and the OTA program did have AP 1 and 2,&nbsp; Kineisiology 1 and 2 as well as a strong psych, cognitive therapy component to it. Programs differ as do COTAs and OTRs. When they work together as a team the result&nbsp;can be&nbsp;and in my case is,&nbsp;excellent!
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by J.L on December 19, 2007
  • Re: I must disagree with this premise

    Hi Tim, It sounds as though you have had a few negative experiences working with COTAs. But&nbsp;I feel that&nbsp;it's unfair and inaccurate&nbsp;to&nbsp;base your opinion of the entire COTA population as un-skilled and un-trained on this. I am an experienced COTA/L and if given the goals mentioned in your letter I would have not only been ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by J.L on December 19, 2007
  • Re: What is in a title... OTA/OTR

    Hello! I have about 10 years experience as a COTA/L. I have been full time in a public school system for 7 years now and work with an excellent OTR/L. We make a good team and I respect and value her input. I will agree with miski that we as ''assistants'' carry a huge amount of responsibility and also the majority of the treatment delivery. I also ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by J.L on November 13, 2007