Please join us for Online Office Hours on Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.

For over 25 years TherapyEd has been the leader in helping prepare students for their OT and OTA Certification exams.  We believe that expertise, experience, ethics, and giving back to the Occupational Therapy community matters.

As part of our efforts to help every student succeed on the NBCOT® exams, we offer FREE Online Office Hours. These sessions are designed to help students, including those whose fieldwork and exam plans were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively prepare for fieldwork and the certification exam.

These free Online Office Hours include targeted content review which highlights foundational knowledge (e.g., TOP 5 “Must Know” points) in a specific area of practice according to the most current NBCOT® exam outlines for the OTR® and COTA® exams.

An opened-ended Q & A session follows this review to give participants the opportunity to ask questions regarding effective exam preparation, test taking strategies, and the certification exam. 

All Online Office Hours are relevant to both OT and OTA students and are conducted by an experienced TherapyEd instructor who is a content expert in the evening’s specific topic.

All you need to start is to sign in with your email address. This will take you to the live Online Office Hours where you can focus on your exam preparation questions with our experienced instructors. Be sure your camera and microphone are activated when you enter the office hours to help the instructor address your questions efficiently and effectively.

Online Office Hours

There is no charge for our Online Office Hours--it comes as a benefit of taking the TherapyEd preparation course for the NBCOT®'s exams and as part of our effort to help students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online office hours are recorded so students unable to attend can review it later. Please mute your mic and turn off you camera if you do not want to be recorded. Recordings of past Online Office Hours will be available on TherapyEd's YouTube channel 2 days after the session. 

The content areas covered in coming weeks will be:

Jan. 26

Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

Feb. 2

Prevocational, Vocational, and Work Programs: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

Feb. 9

Occupation-Based Models of Practice: Application to the Certification Exam

Feb. 16

Reflexes and First Year Sensorimotor Developmental Milestones

Feb. 23

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Mar.  2

Medical, Community, and School-based Practice Settings: OT Practice Considerations

Mar. 9

Developmental and Therapeutic Intervention Groups

Mar. 16

Neurocognitive Disorders & Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

Mar. 23

 Risk Management: Universal and Transmission-based Precautions, Emergency Response

Mar. 30

Fine Motor Skills, Grasp and Release Developmental Milestones

Apr. 6

Home Safety and Fall Prevention:  OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

Apr. 13

Oral Motor Dysfunction, and Swallowing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

Apr. 20

Universal Design and ADA Accessibility Standards

Apr. 27

Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant: Collaboration, Role Delineation, and Supervisory Guidelines

May 4

Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

May 11

DSM-5 Diagnostic Review and Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention Approaches 

May 18

Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Related Conditions: OT Evaluation and Intervention Approaches

May 25

Adaptation to Aging, Low Vision: Evaluation and Intervention

June 1

Wheelchair Prescription, Mobility Training, and Mobility Aids

June 8

Preparatory Interventions: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)

June 15

Fractures: Precautions, Complications and OT Intervention

June 22

Wounds & Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, & Health Literacy

June 29

The Application of Mindfulness to Certification Exam Preparation


For students interested in reviewing previous Online Office Hours, they are available on the TherapyEd YouTube channel at: 

Previous Online Office Hours

My name is MarieJoie and I was one of the student’s on your Tuesday night online tutoring sessions. I am happy to inform you that I passed my NBCOT exam yesterday and wanted to send a thank you email for your help with strategies and encouragement. I am so delighted to start my career as an OT and help the profession grow. Thank you again and keep doing great work.

Marie Joie Tabiri