Passed the OTR exam on my first attempt! The strategies I learned through the TherapyEd Prep Course really helped me determine important vs. extraneous information in questions. The CST strategies also helped me tremendously. I think above all though, the TherapyEd course prepared me for what to expect with the exam and how to approach the test. I felt more confident with time management strategies and followed the advice from the book/course. I had 20 minutes to spare at the end. Taking the practice exams AND having the reasoning for answers were also key factors to my success. Thank you for not only a wonderful condensed version of the exam content, but for also giving helpful and insightful tips to make the exam more manageable. I am glad I chose to participate in the course as I feel it was exactly what I needed!Sarah R
I had the pleasure of working with Paula Carey for tutoring services in preparation for the NBCOT exam. My experience was helpful in more ways than one. Not only did we work together to address content material but also focused on ways to ease other factors that come along with this exam. Paula was an amazing mentor that believed in my success from day one and impacted me in a way I will never forget. I highly recommend these services to anyone that is questioning tutoring as an exam prep option. Best of luck to the future OTs, you can do it!
I am happy to announce that I just passed the NBCOT exam on my first attempt! I had a wonderful experience with the workshop last year and used the book and strategies as my primary study material. Earlier this year I enjoyed a 1-hour tutoring session with Toni Thompson to finalize my preparations. She helped me think through some of the practice questions that were still stumping me, and more importantly helped me prepare psychologically. Even after several postponements of the exam due to the pandemic, I felt good walking into the exam.   I hope that Toni continues to inspire future occupational therapists! Please feel free to share this testimonial on your website using my first name.  Katherine, MOT
“The therapy Ed book and one on one tutoring with Toni Thompson gave me the study skills and tools I needed to go in confidently to my NBCOT exam and pass on my first attempt! I am so grateful and excited to begin my journey as an OTR!”  Brianna Osbourn, New York University
I took your class at TWU early January. After a failed attempt of 439 on the NBCOT prior to your class, I found out I passed last week with a 486! Thank you for all your help!Katie Griffin
Very glad for therapy ed, I passed my exam!! I think this program made all the difference. I honestly ran out of time the last part of the exam but still got a 491  Kate Joyce Weston, Western Michigan University
York College has offered Therapy Ed courses for for well over a decade.  They have been a significant contributor to our graduates success.  Donald Auriemma, Assoc. Prof., Chair, Dept. of OT, York College CUNY
The TherapyEd course and book were crucial in helping me pass the NBCOT exam.Chris Lee - The University of the Sciences
The TherapyEd book was my primary resource when studying for the NBCOT exam, and I passed on my first try.  My advice: Read the content in the book, then take each exam, then review all of possible answers and the rationale of why they were correct/wrong.  Once you've finished this process for each exam, repeat the process again as you will not only learn the content, but how to clinically reason during the exam.  Good luck!
Thank you so much for setting me up tutoring services for the NBCOT. Toni Thompson was very helpful and provided me with a lot of wonderful tips and customized the tutoring session to fit my needs. I also utilized the online office hours which were very helpful. With all of your help and encouragement, I was able to pass the NBCOT on my 3rd try by over 30 points!! I am so thankful for everyone who took the time to set up tutoring and make sure that I had the tools I needed to pass the exam. Hopefully in the years to come, I will be able to help tutor other students who might need additional supports like I did. Thanks again! Katie S., OTD, OTR/L
My name is Alexa Royer, and I had Ms. Paula Carey as a tutor throughout my studying to take the NBCOT for the second time. I just wanted to let you know the tutoring was very helpful to me, and I was able to pass the exam on my second attempt with a 30 point increase. I believe Ms. Paula had much to do with my passing score and with building my confidence prior to test day. I really appreciate how this is offered to students and believe it can benefit many others who struggle with standardized tests as I do myself. Thank you!Alexa Royer
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
Since instituting mandatory attendance of the Therapy Ed course, our student pass rate on the NBCOT exam has been between 96 to 100%.  Students report feeling better prepared to take the exam.Kristy Meyer, Harcum College
I took the review course offered at the University of Findlay and passed my certification test on the first attempt! Cathi D. was an amazing instructor! She provided us with wonderful study tips and ways to organize our studies so that the material was not too overwhelming. I would recommend this course to anyone!Maegan King
Dear Rita, I just want to let you know the good news - I passed the NBCOT exam - thank you to you and your amazing course and book.  I am so so grateful and will definitely recommend it in the future.  Thank you so much again. Chaya Lederman OTR
Thank you Toni Thompson! Thank you therapyEd! Thank you Ben, my husband, best friend and best encourager! Thank you God for gifting me with a brain to process all this information again.  At age 52, while raising three absolutely amazing kids, and working as an occupational therapist wearing "a different kind of hat" while engaged in community development for 20 years through a faith-based organization working in rural poverty, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined myself sitting for the NBCOT board exam again.  I was blessed by the day in which an occupational therapy department head shared with me the existence of "TherapyEd". I had been preparing on my own, with the resources that I had found through my research. But I know I could not have survived the 6 months marathon culminating with my exam now in October, had it not been for the personal and focused help that came in to the process on August 10th when I attended the TherapyEd training in Austin with Toni Thompson. It was the best investment for me! It helped me put order in my studying and calmness in my preparation process. I needed all of that to re-engage and re-awaken this knowledge. :) Toni, Thank you for all your support. Thank you for responding to all my frantic texts, detailed emails and phone calls. The most important one was the shortest email you sent me the night before the exam :) "No more studying. Relax tonight. Relax." I would have reviewed for 2 more hours ?. Instead I was alert and rested on testing day. I would not have made it without your guidance and support. I needed everyone of those strategies! The content study and personal test taking analysis while taking a practice test. I put ALL of them in practice. Your presence and availability made my experience bearable when I was about to give up, focused and with direction when feeling lost, and ready and equipped to tackle the next step ahead. Thank you!!! What even blows my mind is that my score was higher than the one I got when I sat for the NBCOT in 1991! Thank you so much!  Blessings! Leonora Newell, OTR again (after I accomplish my PDU units :)Leonora Newell, OTR again (after I accomplish my PDU units :)
The course was well organized and covered each aspect of the exam and preparation in a helpful manner. I feel prepared to start studying in terms of creating a study plan, strategizing my study approach, assessing my strengths/weaknesses and how to utilize my resources. The course was definitely worth the cost and time. - Samantha Rodimer;   Great introduction to studying, helpful information, very informative and helped me remember back to various topics. - Hannah Wilcox;   Helpful in preparing and approaching and dissecting questions for the exam. - Elizabeth BicknellStudents of Ithaca College
I felt very nervous and anxious about taking the NBCOT before this course but now I have a plan for studying, I can identify my strengths and weaknesses and I have been shown that I do know the information, I just need to know how to apply it. I am not as worried anymore.Heather C, Le Moyne University
Very Helpful, went by quickly, a good schedule and use of time. - Bayley M;   Very educations and worth the $$$$$$! - Melanie F;   I learned several tips, strategies and test taking skills. I feel better prepared to study and test take overall. - Jena DStudents of St. Ambrose University
The course is a great way to reduce some anxiety regarding the test and gives insight as to how to prepare and study. - Chelsea W;   I am really thankful I signed up for the course. Initially the questions made me feel overwhelmed but as we scored and reasoned through them I felt my confidence improve. I also felt like I understood the logic behind the correct answers for the ones I missed. - Morgan C;   The course provided great tips and tricks on how to study, how to prepare mentally and what to expect from the exam. It helped calm my nerves about all the unknowns about the exam and also helped me better understand the test questions. - Danielle CStudents of Creighton University
The course was very helpful and I appreciated being able to learn better test taking strategies and learning how to develop the best study plan for me.The course helped ease the anxiety I have about the exam. - Hannah Narvaan;    The course had an organized layout of the testing information and OT practice areas. I enjoyed answering and reviewing the answers thoroughly as a group while discussing rationale for correct answers. - Danielle Accordino;  The course eased my anxiety regarding the NBCOT test. I learned strategies to make test taking more effective. - Devek DrasbuStudents of University of Scranton
I’m glad I signed up for this course. It was very helpful. - Deja-Monique Bradley;   Amazing and I definitely recommend the course to any OT student. - Christopher Cesar;   I think it helped in showing me how I should study for the NBCOT, my strengths and weaknesses and the exam format. - Kelly BaileyStudents of Barry University
Worth the money! Thank you! - Melissa Green;   I appreciate learning “how” to take the test, not just study content review. - Stephanie Voss;   Really prepares you for how to process and answer the questions. - Angela DolanStudents of St. Catherine's University
I loved the organization of the course and the helpful tips about types of questions and key words. Both course manual and the exam book are extremely helpful in my learning.Alissa B - Northern Arizona University
Extremely helpful! I feel very organized and prepared just from 2 days. - Perry Rugen;   Very informative, straight forward and organized. Beneficial to discuss different test questions and complete practice questions. - Bianca Angstadt;   very helpful! Definitely recommend it! - Rachel FrickStudents of Temple University
This course was very helpful for me to know what to expect during the exam. It also helped me become more confident in my study plan. - Amanda Berryhill;   Very informative and will help me create a study course of action. - Claire Criscione;   Great layout, far better than anticipated. - Madison Harpenau Students of St Ambrose University
Well structured, gave great examples of broad questions and content; Broke down how to analyze questions and responses; provided tips for eliminating options and provided much needed info and details about exam day and preparing for the exam.Katy T, Husson University
Very beneficial in providing helpful information to prepare for and study for the exam and stress management. - Marlee Jones;     So glad that our school offers this course! I feel more confident about my study plan! - Haley Grisham;     The course gave very informational and helpful tips to study and pass the NBCOT. - Justin BlevinsStudents of Abilene Christian University
Organized and systematic, I feel it really helped me to prepare how and what is most important to study. - Mary W;   A+ Course. - Jack D;   Very helpful and informative. I feel much more prepared for studying for and taking the exam. - Stephanie MStudents of Rockhurst University
I feel so much better about taking the exam and preparing. - Abigail O;   I enjoyed how this course was structured and set up. I liked the different opportunities to practice strategies, test questions and review. - Katelyn K;   Changed my perspective related to the exam and I how I will approach questions. Very helpful course and gave me more confidence moving forward with the study process. - Allie DStudents of Chatham University
Overall very helpful. Glad I took the course and would absolutely recommend it to other students. - Lucille R;   I feel more confident with my understanding of how to take the NBCOT after taking this course. - Tarryn M;   It helped me analyze questions better. - George DStudents of University of Missouri
Lots of new knowledge, I learned a lot about the exam and the study strategies. I really enjoyed the course. - Mallory O;   I’m glad that I had this course. It was very helpful. - Autumn B;   Very insightful, increased confidence and understanding of exam strategies and set up. Gave me a picture of what I need to work on and what a good study plan consists of. - Robin WStudents of Eastern Kentucky University
Very Very helpful and absolutely worth my time and money - Maria R;   Very informative and allowed me to focus when studying. - Abby W;   This course was very helpful. I feel prepared to enter my studies. - Camarie KStudents of University of Texas Medical Branch
Awesome tricks/tips. I feel much more confident. - Arianna H;   Provided good insight into exam set up, preparation and what to expect. - Paula D;   Course helped to identify strategies for taking the exam and important areas to study. - Sarah VStudents of MCPHS
Very beneficial and enhanced my learning.” - Huong L;   Very informative, provided strategies to help me be successful by learning what type of test taker you are and strengths and weaknesses. - Peyton H;   Very helpful with detailed information regarding test taking strategies, useful test reading and interpretation techniques and location of rationale knowledge. - Briana DStudents of College of St Mary
I feel more prepared to study for the exam, as well as exam layout and organization. - Sarah W;   This course was extremely beneficial in helping me to clinically reason through the questions. - Jenna E;   I am glad I attended this course, I think it was really helpful and gives really good insight into breaking down questions, I am really happy I took this course. - Julie CStudents from Concordia University
Good way to identify which kind of test taker I am, the best way for me to study and how to plan my time. - Gabriella S;   Very organized, I liked the incorporation of MC and CS questions and the test taking tips and strategies, it allowed me to make a personalized study plan. - Lauren F;   The course provided me with the tools to assess my strengths and weaknesses. - Juliah DStudents from Florida Gulf Coast University
This course provides extremely valuable strategies that I would never have able to identify or use had I studied on my own. - Kahla W;   It was SO helpful, I feel more prepared now than I did prior. - Mary JStudents from Medical University of South Carolina
Amazing! I enjoyed the course very much and will implement all the tools that we were provided with. - Kaitlyn H;   Well worth my time and money! I thought it was all going to be a lecture about strategy and was delighted to discover that we used concrete examples and practice. - Katherine V;   Fabulous. I feel much more prepared to tackle this now. I would absolutely recommend this course. - Jamie WStudents from University of Southern Maine
Great Course. I found it very helpful, the instructor did a great job keeping me engaged, pacing the course and explaining different concepts, she also did a fantastic job explaining the rationales behind each question. - Melinda T;   I liked how we practiced with the time restrictions because it allowed me to see that I really can complete questions quickly. - Hannah S;   Would recommend to others. - Courtney OStudents from Elmhurst College
This course was very helpful and provided great resources. - Priscilla S;   Course has given good tips on how to study efficiently. - Sara Z;   Love all the practice questions and practice question dissection. - Loretta OStudents from Long Island University
My name is Drew Dillard...from the TherapyEd prep course back on the 12-13 of this month in Atlanta at Georgia State. I wanted to let you know I finally passed my boards to become OTR/L!!! I wanted to thank you for your support, advice and helpful hints and tips you shared that weekend. You certainly had an impact and a big reason why I can proclaim OTR/L!Drew Dillard - Georgia State University
I wanted to reach out and acknowledge Ms. Paula Carey. I have had some tutoring sessions with her that have been excellent. I would recommend her as a tutor to anyone preparing for the NBCOT exam. She is supportive, caring, and super helpful. She has helped build my confidence and gone above and beyond to help me. She helped me practice questions and think out loud, which enabled me to become more aware of my critical reasoning skills. I also was able to gain a better understanding on how to approach the test questions. I truly appreciate all of the help she has provided thus far. I would recommend the therapy Ed tutoring sessions to anyone. I am very thankful to Paula for all of her help!!  Allie Hallberg - Xavier University
Hi! I just finished my tutoring session with Paula and I just wanted to say she is absolutely amazing! Her guidance and positive energy has really shifted my thinking in prep for my boards exam and I am forever grateful to have been able to learn from her.  Deanna Mazzei - Texas Woman's University
I just wanted to take time to thank therapy ed for their 2-day prep course and also the study prep materials! The therapy ed book, exams and rationales helped me ace my exam!! I am so thankful I had this study tool. The rationales were very thorough and to the point. Thank you for helping me claim my OTR title!Jonette Ishmael - Thomas Jefferson University
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Therapy Ed for providing me with an amazing tutoring experience with Paula. I failed my first exam by 5 points and felt completely defeated- I thought I was never going to pass the exam and almost gave up. I then reached out to therapy Ed for guidance as I had used their book while preparing for the exam. The woman on the phone was so helpful and put me in touch with Michele Emery who hooked me up with the most amazing tutor!!!! Aside from teaching me strategies in how to break down a question and chose the best answer she also gave me confidence and was my ‘therapist’. At times I felt down and honestly quite depressed on how difficult this was for me but Paula pushed me and I really have to say I don’t think I could’ve done this with out her!!!! She rooted for me until the very end! Additionally, she was extremely flexible with meeting times and responded to emails and texts promptly! She made herself always accessible to me even if it was just to chat on the phone and to lift my spirits. I feel that many people don’t know about the tutoring that therapy Ed offers and for many this can be all they need in order to be successful on the exam. I want to thank you again for providing this service and for providing the best tutor! S.W. - New York Institute of Technology
After not passing I was devastated! However, this course provided a different outlook for me. It gave me a chance to practice my test taking strategies and learn how to analyze the questions. The instructor was great and I feel good about re-taking the exam.Lanette S. Glady, O.T.R. Occupational Therapist, Registered , Saginaw Valley State University
The course was helpful in that it improved the way I read and interpret questions. The study guide is most helpful in that it is a great overview of OT info (organized and concise). I feel more confident now in my ability to take the exam.Angela Mahosky, Duquesne University
I can't express how much the course helped me prepare academically and mentally. My instructor was wonderful! She did an excellent job and provided the class with concise information. The class was very beneficial to me and I have no regrets. I would like to mention that I was successful this time with my boards! What a relief. I would recommend this course to everyone! Thank you so much for having this course available. Thank you for my recent success!Lanette S. Glady, O.T.R. Occupational Therapist, Registered, Saginaw Valley State University
It exceeded my expectations! It was a great review and gave great hints and practice for multiple choice questions. The instructor was knowledgeable and very good at guiding the group!Megan Shanley, OTR Indiana University

The TherapyEd course and book were crucial in helping me pass the NBCOT exam.

Chris Lee - The University of the Sciences