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Requirements for Becoming a School-Based OT
To become a Registered Occupational Therapist, you need a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school. As part of the coursework for your degree program, you need to complete fieldwork, which is divided into Level I and Level II.
Finally, to become registered, you must pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam and apply for a license. By engaging with PTS, you can jumpstart, shift, or advance your career as an OT in a school setting.
The Day-to-Day of a School-Based OT
Whether a student needs support to feel more comfortable in their environment or help to stay organized as they move through the school day, OTs serve a crucial role. The OTs who work alongside us focus on helping students improve in multiple areas, including:
- Organizational skills
- Executive functioning skills
- Attention and concentration
- Fine motor skills and visual motor coordination
- Self-regulation, sensory processing, and much more!
Along with providing OT support to students one-on-one, school-based OTs also provide classroom-wide instruction by leading interventions to address common issues, such as difficulty with handwriting.