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Penn Foster will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) therapy and adaptive equipment
- Therapeutic treatment
- Medical and body systems terminology
- Communicate effectively with patients, the rehabilitative team, and other personnel
As an Occupational Therapy Aide student with Penn Foster, you can learn at your own pace, gaining new skills in a flexible, convenient way. Earn your accredited diploma online and at home, or wherever you choose.
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Here’s what you can expect when you enroll online in Occupational Therapy Aide training, or call 1-800-275-4410:
- Books, study guides, and learning aids
- Expert instructional support
- Access to student services by phone, message board, and email
- Chat with students and faculty, find study partners, and join tutoring sessions on the Community
- Additional resources like our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
- Graduate debt free with interest-free, low monthly payments
State Requirements for Occupational Therapy Aides
Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements. These requirements vary from state to state.
Aide duties are closely regulated by the American Occupational Therapy Association, by individual states, and by the supervising occupational therapist. Duties in each state vary. The aide position is an unregulated, unlicensed, uncertified, unregistered profession. There are no requirements for an aide in any state. The program is not sufficient for an assistant in any state. Assistants require specific educational training, certification, and licensure examinations in every state.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm