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Activity director

OTA role in which well-qualified OTA functions independently; typically in group homes, assisted living facilities for intellectual disabled; long-term care for elderly. Responsible for planning/documenting program activities for residents. Must adhere to Medicare, state health dept and licensing regulations.


Board certification

AOTA offers this to OTs in gerontology, mental health, pediatrics and physical rehab.


Career development

Progressing OT practitioner may advance within service-delivery path, or transition to role outside of service delivery. May occur within setting, across settings, or by developing a new role.


Interprofessional team

(Also called "interdisciplinary.") Building productive relationships with members of other healthcare disciplines you work with. Working amongst others as OT practitioner is common. (Ex: audiologist, dentist, dietician, prosthetist, psychologist, social worker, etc.)


Continuing competence

Maintaining plan of professional development; earning CEUs and/or PDUs to stay competent in field. Standards of Cont Competence include:
• Knowledge
• Critical Reasoning
• Interpersonal abilities
• Performance Skills
• Ethical Reasoning


Specialty Certification

AOTA provides certification to OTs and OTAs for:
• community mobility
• environmental modification
• feeding, eating and swallowing
• low vision.
(Practitioners document # of hours in 3 years; submits application and portfolio)


Entry-level vs Intermediate-level vs Advanced-Level Practitioner

Entry-level= developing skills, socialization into profession, acceptance of expected responsibilities/role

Intermed-level= increased independence, mastery of basic functions, more abilities based on experiences, educating other personnel, initiation of specialization/collaboration

Advanced-level= refinement of specialized skills, understanding complex issues affecting role functions, contributing to knowledge base and profession growth, considered expert


Client-related tasks vs Non-client-related tasks

Client-related= OT aide provides these routine tasks in which they interact with client but not as primary OT provider. OT aide must be experienced, and environment stable (no space for decisions to come up)

Non-client-related= OT aide preps work area, equipment, does clerical tasks and maintenance activities. No interaction with client.


Interdisciplinary Team vs Multidisciplinary Team vs Transdisciplinary Team

Interdisciplinary= (aka “interprofessional”) maintain own professional roles while using cooperative/interactive approach on solving common problem.

Multidisciplinary= variety of professions work together in common setting, but are not interactive.

Transdisciplinary= members cross over professional boundaries and share roles/functions; blurring or roles.


Professional Development

Organizing and personally managing cumulative series of work/educational experiences to add to knowledge, motivation, perspectives, skills and job performance. (Continuing Competency a big part of this for OTs)