I took a workshop with you at Lincoln Land Community College in Nov. 2019. Due to an unexpected surgery and COVID, I just completed my fieldwork in Dec. 2020. I took the COTA exam March 4th and passed! My score was 508. Thanks for all the tips you shared about test-taking and critical thinking. After not being in the classroom for over a year, I spent a lot of time studying from the Therapy Ed big book and going over the rationale for each question I missed on the practice tests. That really helped!  Lisa P
Thank you so much Therapy Ed! I graduated in 2016. I have tried multiple different study courses and even studied with teachers after college. My mom bought me the Therapy Ed book and course last fall. As we all know, 2020 was NOT an easy year. I buckled down once establishments opened back up to go and study. I used Therapy Ed and took test after test after test for weeks straight! I just found out that I passed with a 458! Thank you Therapy Ed! I couldn't have found the proper study tools without your fabulous course and book! I recommend this to everyone!Sarah Looney from Holycross
I thought online office hours was very helpful.  It gives you an insight of what will be on the exam.  How to prioritize the subjects and focus on things that are commonly learned or used in class and FW.  How she mentioned to focused more on Neuro/Stroke patients versus trying to memorize all the medications and try to remember common medications and the contraindications.  That it’s impossible to know it all 100%.  Also, to review interventions for diagnosis, because that’s most of the exam.  I really liked the practice questions at the end.  Those were really helpful.  Kind of what we did in preclinical.  I liked it, plan on joining every Tuesday and Thursday.Joshua O, Keiser University
The new 4th edition of the Review and Study Guide for OTA is excellent! This text has always been a great tool for my students but now it’s even better. I particularly like the new Exam Hints, Cautions and Red Flag boxes interspersed throughout the book; these quickly draw your attention to critical, must know information. Studying the book and taking the online tests thoroughly prepare students to think like a therapist – resulting in passing scores on the Boards. Thank you!  Donna, Keiser University
The new 4th edition of the Review and Study Guide for OTA is excellent! This text has always been a great tool for my students but now it’s even better. I particularly like the new Exam Hints, Cautions and Red Flag boxes interspersed throughout the book; these quickly draw your attention to critical, must know information. Studying the book and taking the online tests thoroughly prepare students to think like a therapist – resulting in passing scores on the Boards. Thank you!Donna, Keiser University
Based on our current statistics of recommending the TherapyEd OTA Review and Study Guide book to students to facilitate learning through the course, we have 6 consecutive years of 100% pass rates on the NBCOT exam.Jennifer Renshaw​, Cape Fear Community College
Hello there, I wanted to let you know that I took my board exam last week and passed on the first attempt :-) I took all of your advice, studied hard for 6 weeks and felt well prepared ‎when I took the test!  Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom and wealth of knowledge with us! I truly appreciate it!Kim Wells, COTA/L (I like that)
We have used Therapy Ed for their review courses for the last several years for our OTA Program and we have had a significant increase in our NBCOT pass rate.  The instructors are competent and the staff at the office make the entire experience a positive one for the students and the college faculty and staff.  Students report that both the course and the “Review and Study Guide” are tremendous assets as they prepare for the NBCOT exam.  Christine Sullivan, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor and Program Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Mercy College
I believe the effectiveness of the NBCOT OTA Exam Review Course is in teaching students how to look at the stem of the exam item, review the response alternatives, identify what the item is really asking and, in turn, identify the best answer.Terrie Nolinske, South University
This textbook has it all! A thorough bullet-list review of OTA curriculum content, study tips and test-taking strategies and 600 questions with valuable rationales to explain best answer choices. A highlight is the descriptions of reasoning types associated with each question so students can look for trends in their thought process and learn how to overcome critical thinking obstacles. Highly recommended for success on the NBCOT exam!Scott Homer, Program Chair/Assistant Professor, Maria College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
As director of an OTA program, I attended a TherapyEd course to assess the course and the value it would bring to students preparing for the NBCOTA exam.  I found the course provided students with a solid direction to follow to begin their studying.  Students spent a lot of time practicing and analyzing exam questions, allowing them to reason through incorrect and correct answers.  Overall, students left with a sense of confidence and a great knowledge-base to be successful in preparing and taking this exam.Ali Versace, former director, Eastwick College
It was very informative and seems filled with useful information. - Cassie G;   Great course with great strategies. - Karely J;   It is a great prep tool for the exam. - Mollie MStudents from Arkansas State University
The course was great. I feel a lot more prepared and less overwhelmed than before. - Kirsten Barnes;   Great course, would recommend it! - Sydney Lanham;   Very informative and helpful. - Amy EdwardsStudents from Allegany College
Awesome, very understandable and easy to follow along, I felt prepared. - Megan Gresham;   Lots of useful information. Made me think about what I need to study and how. - Karen Craig;   Well prepared. I’m glad I sat for this course. I’ve learned a lot about preparing adequately for the exam. - Sharon AndersonStudents from Fox College
This course was very effective at helping me to identify areas to study. - Nicole Dacus, Mercyhurst;   Gave great tips on how to tackle the questions. Overall great course! - Teah Bines, Mercyhurst;   Really enjoyed, the instructor was very helpful with all of her knowledge. - Jordan Shanley, Villa MariaStudents from Mercyhurst University and Villa Maria College
Hey Therapy Ed! I relied heavily on the Therapy Ed COTA Review and Study Guide to pass my NBCOT exam by a *wide* margin on my first attempt. I was extremely well prepared; the exam itself felt much easier than the Therapy Ed Practice Exams. THANK YOU for an awesome product!!!Jennifer Kennedy - Chattahoochee Technical College (GA)
Great Information, the book is very helpful. - Sasha C;   It helped me realize that I need to get serious about my study schedule. - Madison H;   Very beneficial and I feel it prepared me very well to start my study plan. - Elisa AStudents of Green River College
I feel the course was very educational and helpful in preparing me for the NBCOT. - Ashley Love;   Loved the questions throughout the course and the discussion that followed. - Lauren Rothrock;   Great information on strategies. - Jacque LeeStudents of Green River Community College
Great Information, the book is very helpful. - Sasha C;   It helped me realize that I need to get serious about my study schedule. - Madison H;   Very beneficial and I feel it prepared me very well to start my study plan. - Elisa AStudents of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
This course is very helpful, I learned a lot. - Ashley U;   Very helpful. I am not a good test taker and I feel this course helped me to process the test questions. - Kristin R;   Relieved my stress for preparing for the exam. - Allyson HStudents of Allegany College of Maryland
Hello My name is Heather Smith and I wanted to email you to share my success story with Therapy ed.  The first three times of taking my exam and failing all three with the score of 437 I used the purple book, Pass the OT, and AOTA PDFs and none of those materials helped me to pass.  I was very intimidated by the Therapy Ed book but knew for certain that I would have to study it to achieve my goal. I re-took the therapy ed course with Toni Thompson and then spent 2-3 sessions with her tutoring me one on one. She told me this: “It is best to prepare for a 10K and show up to find out it is a 5K than to prepare for a 5K and show up to find out it is a 10K.” That was the example she gave about therapy ed and it stuck with me. She told me to study questions and use a highlighter to highlight important key words and use the strike out method. She told me I knew what I was doing and I knew the material and to just practice questions. So that is what I did. I went through every exam in the back of the therapy ed book and every Rationale.  I took my exam on May 3, 2019 and found out that I was  Heather Lynn Smith, COTA/L on May 8, 2019. My score increased 40 points following Toni Thompson’s advice and studying questions and rationals in the back of the therapy ed book. Toni is a jewel and a great asset to Therapy ed and I know that you all are very proud to have her as I feel very blessed to have had her as a tutor.  I hope this testimonial will help someone else who is struggling to pass this exam.   Heather Smith, COTA/L, Kershaw Health
“I took the course yesterday with Paula Carey and I have to let you know she was phenomenal!! She really cared about OTAs and student success. I figured beforehand I would be bored to tears. I wasnt at all, I was interested and captivated all day long!!” Thank you for providing a wonderful resource for study guidance with your courses!!Jillian Orsi - Quinsigamond Community College
Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the results of the OTA exam prep course last year. NBCOT scores for our students were higher than in previous years. The average score for our 2017 graduates was 478. The average score for our 2018 graduates, who had the TherapyEd OTA exam prep course, was 495! Thanks for helping us maintain our 100% pass rate!Elizabeth Olivier OTR/L, MHS Department Chair, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Tyler Junior College
I had to take the time to write you and let you know that I am so grateful for the course! I took my COTA exam 2 times and failed by 9 pts. Then I took the TherapyEd course with Toni Thompson (truly an amazing instructor) 3 days before my exam and raised my score by 31 points!! On the day I took my test I didn’t feel as much anxiety and left unsure as usual, however I knew that I used the methods I had been taught in the course during testing and THAT is what guided me to passing. I have celebrated every day since I passed doing what I absolutely love; as a pediatric COTA! Mrs. Thompson was right when she said “All the studying and all the hard work, this is what it takes to be a COTA”. Those words ran through my mind over and over and encouraged me to do this for myself! On scoring day when I passed she was one of the first people I notified! I can’t thank her enough! Shelby Hall, COTA

This course was very effective at helping me to identify areas to study. - Nicole Dacus, Mercyhurst;  

Gave great tips on how to tackle the questions. Overall great course! - Teah Bines, Mercyhurst;  

Really enjoyed, the instructor was very helpful with all of her knowledge. - Jordan Shanley, Villa Maria

Students from Mercyhurst University and Villa Maria College