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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®).                   

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.​​​

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Contact Information

(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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