An overview of the role of occupational therapy in higher education and opportunities for occupational therapists in college settings, highlighting both traditional and non-traditional higher education positions. This podcast illuminates how the scope of OT aligns with the needs of students in higher education. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.
This is a podcast with no visuals. You can follow along with the handout to frame the talk and complete the exam.
Course created on June 9, 2023
Course Type: Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional Issues, 07253; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Professional/Health Care Related (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-1077798; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to differentiate between the types of roles OTs can pursue in higher education.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast the needs of colleges and the scope of occupational therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze one’s own transferable skills as they relate to pursuing a position within higher education as an OT.
|5-15 Minutes||Accommodation Needs for College Students|
|15-30 Minutes||Legal Requirements|
|30-50 Minutes||Occupational Therapy’s Role|
MOT, OTR/L (PhD student)
Megan Wolff received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2013 and is currently a PhD student at CSU studying an occupational therapy-based supported education program for higher education. She has been an OT working in higher education for the past decade, and has spent the past 3 ½ years as the director of Disability Support Services for Front Range Community College. She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her husband, two children, and two dogs and loves to hike, mountain bike, and paddleboard in her (very limited) free time.
MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Dennis Cleary has over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Dennis’ clinical practice has been primarily with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to encourage their full participation in all aspects of life at home, work, and in the community. He has had faculty positions at The Ohio State University and Indiana University. As a researcher, he has been on teams that have received over seven million dollars in grants from state and federal agencies, including a National Institutes of Health multisite trial of the Vocational Fit Assessment, an age-appropriate transition assessment, which he co-created. He has numerous publications and national and international presentations. Dennis is passionate about increasing the role of Occupational Therapy in transition-age service with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for all.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 07253. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Issues Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Professional/Health care related (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Education and/or Research Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.