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

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
1457923468 LINDA MARIE CHURCH 981 Mudcut Rd, Marion, NC 28752-9020
1245802248 VIBRANT LIVING SKILLS, LLC 12925 Donegal Ln, Milton, GA 30004-8103
1164094116 DANIEL RAY WALTON 310 S Division St Apt 3, Du Quoin, IL 62832-1881
1104498161 RONELL GREEN 360 6th Ave, Lindenwold, NJ 08021-3547
1922670967 CHELSIE SMITH KIRBY 6723 Se 16th Ave # 82832, Portland, OR 97202-5706
1083285126 JASON MICHEAL MASHTARE 2989 N Main St, Peru, Ny 12972, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
1740851856 TRACI DOUB 204 Horseshoe Bnd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2306
1588235576 KENIA CARRERAS 59 Calle Padial S, Aibonito, PR 00705-3703
1609447812 HILARY NICOLE MCCLELLAN 4645 Village Square Dr Ste A, Paducah, KY 42001-7448
1689245755 FRANCES COHEN 249 Watercrest St, Sebastian, FL 32958-5541
1679144778 JESSIE A ELDER 214 Hartman Pl Ste 100, Saint Clair, MO 63077-2458
1366013450 LESLIE M CURTIS 208 Pompano Dr Se Apt A, St Petersburg, FL 33705-6405
1326619677 DEBRA ANNE WRAY 1920 Nw 15th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33993-3907
1386215457 THUY NGUYEN 189 Manhattan Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-7058
1982275079 REBECCA KLAIBER 1462 Stonebridge Cir Apt F3, Wheaton, IL 60189-7175
1083285332 VALERIE MONTEMURRO 702 E 2nd Ave, Tarentum, PA 15084-2004
1033780259 TONIA K MESSMER 6440 Dubois Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035-9036
1508437922 KAYDAN LAWSON KNIGHT 3130 John Duffy Dr, Joplin, MO 64804-1675
1427629849 POSITIVE MOTION, LLC 266 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1218
1871164160 SAMANTHA JEWELL DENNY 52 Mountainview Ave, Nyack, NY 10960-1708

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