Occupational Therapy Assistant

Grouping: Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Taxonomy Code# 224Z00000X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 224Z00000X
Classification Occupational Therapy Assistant
Grouping Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
Number of Providers 26118

Definition Occupational Therapy Assistant

An occupational therapy assistant is a person who has graduated from an occupational therapy assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the accredited occupational therapy assistant program, has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapy assistants, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapy assistant provides interventions under the supervision of an occupational therapist which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapy assistants address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
Notes: Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: definition changed, source changed]

Classification Information Occupational Therapy Assistant

All Specializations of Occupational Therapy Assistant

Specialization Definition
General An occupational therapy assistant is a person who has graduated from an occupational therapy assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the accredited occupational therapy assistant program, has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapy assistants, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapy assistant provides interventions under the supervision of an occupational therapist which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapy assistants address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
Driving and Community Mobility Occupational therapy assistants contribute to the completion of an individualized occupational therapy driving and community mobility evaluation by administering delegated assessments and identifying findings that impact the client's occupational performance. Clients engage in the assessment and occupational profile process to customize the evaluation to their individual driving and community mobility needs. Occupational therapy assistants administer and continuously modify individualized in-vehicle and community mobility assessments within the naturalistic context of the community in response to the occupational performance and safety behaviors of the client. They also implement an individualized intervention plan, within the parameters established in collaboration with the occupational therapist that reflects the contexts of the client and meets his or her occupational performance and safety needs. Occupational therapy assistants address immediate and long-term implications of psychosocial issues related to compromised driving and community mobility throughout the occupational therapy process and makes recommendations to the occupational therapist for modification to service delivery.
Environmental Modification Occupational therapy assistants provide environmental modifications under the supervision of an occupational therapist. OTAs develop and implement an individualized occupational therapy environmental modification plan that reflects the relevant contexts of the client and relevant others and maximizes current and future occupational performance, safety, and participation of the client. Clients receive environmental modification recommendations and interventions that enable them to meet occupational performance and participation goals and that have adequate flexibility to accommodate for their future needs.
Feeding, Eating & Swallowing Occupational therapy assistants provide environmental modifications under the supervision of an occupational therapist. OTAs develop and implement an individualized occupational therapy environmental modification plan that reflects the relevant contexts of the client and relevant others and maximizes current and future occupational performance, safety, and participation of the client. Clients receive environmental modification recommendations and interventions that enable them to meet occupational performance and participation goals and that have adequate flexibility to accommodate for their future needs.
Low Vision Occupational therapy assistants contribute to the completion of an individualized occupational therapy low-vision evaluation under the direction and supervision of the occupational therapist to identify factors that may facilitate, compensate for, or inhibit use of vision in occupational performance. Clients are engaged in the identification of strengths, limitations, and goals as they relate to low vision to optimize independence and participation in desired occupations. Occupational therapy assistants also contribute to the development and implementation of an individualized occupational therapy low-vision intervention plan in collaboration with the occupational therapist, client, and relevant others that reflects the client’s priorities for occupational performance.

Group Information Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

All Classifications of Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Classification Specializations
Anaplastologist
Art Therapist
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Dance Therapist
Developmental Therapist
Kinesiotherapist
Massage Therapist
Mastectomy Fitter
Music Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Orthotic Fitter
Orthotist
Pedorthist
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Prosthetist
Pulmonary Function Technologist
Recreation Therapist
Recreational Therapist Assistant
Rehabilitation Counselor
Rehabilitation Practitioner
Respiratory Therapist, Certified
Respiratory Therapist, Registered
Specialist/Technologist

Providers Information

Occupational Therapy Assistant · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1588259949 JONI BUCKRIDGE 3608 N Pleasant St, Independence, MO 64050-1149
1477148849 GISELLE CAZARES 5752 S Trumbull Ave, Chicago, IL 60629-3120
1376138735 JENNIFER FRIAS 1818 W Lindsey St Ste 248, Norman, OK 73069-4159
1851986210 MELISSA VASTI 144 Todd Hill Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540-5916
1962097337 MIND OVER MATTER PEDIATRIC THERAPY CENTER 509 N Us Highway 83, Zapata, TX 78076-4132
1518552058 CARLA S TREAT 1301 Museum Rd, Conway, AR 72032-4739
1992390454 JOSE J REY 2114 N Zaragoza Rd Ste C1, El Paso, TX 79938-8129
1124613617 JESSICA SUE DELZEITH 304 Hilty Dr, Pandora, OH 45877-9476
1225623713 MELANIE DUVALL 5811 Hewitt Dr, Houston, TX 77092-5126
1073108619 TAMARA GILBREATH 1202 Sw 27th St, Lawton, OK 73505-7947
1326633827 LORI MARTIN-EVANS 36161 N Center St, Clarksburg, CA 95612
1225623861 KAMI FRANKLIN 1602 Nw Horton Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505-2934
1639764152 WILSON GILLES 2000 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807-3712
1083209696 EMILY ANN REINMANN 6914 Monongahela Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45244-3114
1346835980 LINDSAY OWENS 1202 Sw 27th St, Lawton, OK 73505-7947
1356936876 HANNAH C LEFORT 1025 Chesterfield Pointe Pkwy, Chesterfield, MO 63017-1957
1396330874 NORA GANDARILLA 610 W Bender Blvd Ste 1300, Hobbs, NM 88240-2241
1467047944 MENA LEARDI GARWOOD 1575 Skyline Dr, Monterey, CA 93940-4110
1518552181 HANNAH ROSE DUVALL 920 University Dr, Russellville, AR 72801-4303
1548855042 ASHLEE ARNEY BAYNES 101 E State St, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3109

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This dataset includes 800 health care provider taxonomy codes maintained by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC). It is used in transactions specified in HIPAA and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) application for enumeration. Each taxonomy is registered with code, grouping, classification, specialization, definition, etc.