Occupational Therapy Introduction and Career Guide (E-book)


E-book written by that provides a resource for people interested in a career in Occupational Therapy.



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Interested in becoming an Occupational Therapist?

  • Do you want to learn more about occupational therapy?
  • Are you interested in working with children or adults who struggle in their daily life due to a disability?
  • Are you deciding between a career in occupational therapy versus other professions?
  • Are you researching occupational therapy, but want to gain a better understanding of the profession without having to waste time looking all over the Internet?

In this 140+ page E-book, you will learn about:

  • What occupational therapy is.
  • The perception of occupational therapy in society.
  • Challenges faced on the job by practitioners.
  • Why occupational therapy is effective.
  • Environments and populations that occupational therapists work in and with.
  • What occupational therapists really do in their work.
  • The meaningful activities that occupational therapists address.
  • Foundational theories of occupational therapy practice.
  • Fundamental OT concepts that provide a preview of what OT school will be like.
  • And much more!

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Introduction to Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy Defined
  • The Perception of Occupational Therapy in Society
  • Is Occupational Therapy Effective?
  • A Challenge Faced by Occupational Therapists
  • Bachelor’s and Doctorate Degree Mandate
  • Credentials and Alphabet Soup
  • OT vs COTA
  • Job Description
  • Work Environments
  • Daytime Outpatient Mental Health OT Job Description
  • Addressing Job Burnout

The Occupations

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • ADL Interventions
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
  • Rest and Sleep
  • Education
  • Work
  • Play
  • Leisure
  • Social Participation

Theories of OT Practice

  • Introduction to Theories
  • Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO)
  • Behavioral
  • Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
  • Biomechanical & Rehabilitative
  • Developmental
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Fundamental OT Concepts

  • Patient or Client?
  • Code of Ethics
  • Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF)
  • Active & Empathetic Listening
  • Occupational Profile
  • Occupation as Means and as End
  • Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up
  • Teaching Methods
  • Remediation vs. Compensation
  • Just-Right Challenge & Grading
  • Levels of Assistance

How to Become an Occupational Therapist

  • Introduction
  • Research and Preparation
  • Prerequisites and Requirements
  • Volunteering (Shadowing) Hours
  • School Applicant Interview
  • Capstone Project
  • Fieldwork Overview
  • Level I Fieldwork
  • Level II Fieldwork
  • Fieldwork Placement
  • OT Board Exam (NBCOT)


  • Conclusion
  • Your Next Steps


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