On this episode of the Milestones Podcast, I discuss the roles of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) in Occupational Therapy settings. I also explain the differences between COTA and OTR and what their roles are in the workplace.
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Pencil Grip Study
Schwellnus, Heidi, et al. “Writing Forces Associated With Four Pencil Grasp Patterns in Grade 4 Children.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2013, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851668&resultClick=3.
“Paraprofessional.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraprofessional.
COTA Name Change
PA, April 1 2017Philadelphia. “COTA: Is a Name Change the Solution?” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Nov. 1996, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1865150&resultClick=3.
Entry level OT
“Entry-Level Role Delineation for Registered Occupational Therapists (OTRs) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs).” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Dec. 1990, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1879318&resultClick=3.