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  1. What Would You Do Today If . . .

  2. What Would You Do Today if . . . You received a severe head injury ?

  3. What Would You Do Today if . . .? You had a stroke?

  4. What Would You Do Today if . . .? You were rapidly losing your eyesight?

  5. What Would You Do Today if . . .? You lost an arm or leg?

  6. Who would help you get your life back?

  7. A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA

  8. What does a COTA do? Help their clients to Learn to do everyday things again

  9. COTAswork in these Occupational Areas: • Activities of Daily Living-ADLs (eating, hygiene, dressing, bathroom) • Instrumental ADLs(cooking, finances, child care) • Education • Social Participation • Leisure • Play • Work

  10. Who do COTAs work with? • A COTA works closely with an Occupational Therapist (OT) who is their supervisor • OTs will set the goals for the patient collaborating with the COTA then the COTA will design the treatments to meet those goals

  11. How do COTAs do that? • Rehabilitation/Remediation

  12. How do COTAs do that? • Adaptive/Assistive Technology

  13. How do COTAs do that? • Modification of Task/Environment

  14. What about the Pay? May 2009 US Bureau of Labor Statistics • Mean Avg Wage - $24.44 hr -$50,830 year • Percentiles10% $33,350 yr 75% $59,890 25% $41,200 yr 90% $68,450 50% $50,830 yr • Industry Profile – (low to high pay)Schools Hospitals Clinics Nursing Care Facilities Home Health Services

  15. How to Become a COTA Salt Lake Community College has an excellent program completed in 4 semesters (plus pre-requisites) – AAS Degree Contact Evelynn O’Dell, SLCC Academic Advisor of Allied Health Sciences, for more information 801-957-6407 or eodell@mymail.slcc.edu To learn more about Occupational Therapy go to: www.aota.org

  16. Help put the pieces of a life back together again • Become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant