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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Lisa Iffland

Program Director
 
The program highlights skills instruction in the classroom, enhanced by hands-on learning experiences in health and wellness settings.  Emphasis is on development of real-life problem solving skills needed for the occupational therapy assistant to enhance meaningful occupations in the lives of people.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​                  

The program’s mission is to prepare competent and effective occupational therapy practitioners who value occupation as both a means and as an end to quality living for self and others through a sound educational experience that includes preparation in:                                              

  • The occupational therapy process
  • The impact of culture
  • Use of self as an agent of change
  • Ethical professional practice
  • Teaching and learning processes
  • Collaborating as a healthcare professional
  • Working in a variety of practice environments
  • Oral and written communication skills​

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3​449.  ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA.                                   

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (A​COTE) webpagehttps://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx​​   


At its December 2014 meeting, ACOTE reviewed Wright College's progress report and reaffirmed the program's full accreditation status. The program's next interim report will be due in Spring 2016 and the next on-site evaluation will be scheduled within academic year 2018/2019.​​​
 

Program Outcomes.  

​​​​Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating​ ​Graduation Rate​
​2013  
​24/19 ​79%
​2014 ​24/24 ​100%
​2015 ​24/24 100%​
​Total ​72/67 ​93%
  
The total number of graduates from the Wright College Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3 year period of 2013-2015 was 67, with an overall graduation rate of 93%.  


 

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(773) 481-8875
Fax: 
(773) 481-8892
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
L281
Chicago, IL 60634-1591
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Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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