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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​

Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®).  

The occupational therapy assistant program at Wright College, Chicago, Illinois, was placed on Probationary Accreditation effective December 6, 2013, for failure to comply with 2011 OTA Standards A.5.3 (Program Evaluation), A.5.4 (Annual Evaluation Report); A.6.5 (Program Philosophy); A.6.6 (Program Mission); B.9.9 (Providing Service on a Contractual Basis); C.1.3 (Collaboration on Fieldwork Objectives); C.1.7 (Fieldwork Focus on Psychological and Social Factors); C.1.9 (Ensure Qualified Level I Fieldwork Supervisors); C.1.14 (Ensure Qualified Level II Fieldwork Supervisors); and C.1.17 (Fieldwork Supervision Where No OT Services Exist).

The program has submitted a Plan of Correction to return the program to full compliance with the Standards within the mandated time period for correction.​ 

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(773) 481-8875
(773) 481-8892
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634-1591
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8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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