An IQ test typically measures your intelligence but an OT IQ test measures your awareness of the profession of Occupational Therapy. Answer the following questions to find your OT IQ score by counting the number of Yes and No’s.
DID YOU KNOW?
1. The profession of Occupational Therapy started in 1917?
2. The profession of Occupational Therapy will be 100 years old in 2017?
3. There are 140,000 OT practitioners and students nationwide?
4. That the acronym AOTA represents the American Occupational Therapy Association?
5. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants focus on “doing” whatever occupations or activities are meaningful to the individual?
6. Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that have been developed and proven over time?
7. AOTA headquarters is in Bethesda Maryland?
8. Occupational Therapy provides interventions to individual, organizations and populations?
Get your OT IQ
More than 4 No’s = see below to remediate
More than 4 Yes’s = you must know Jan Kress, OTA Program Director
What can you do to improve your OT IQ?
1. Take a Trinity OT (Jan or Tasha) to lunch
2. Attend an OTA Open House April 8-13, 2013
3. Get to know Stephanie Grissom, OTA Academic Advisor
4. Log onto www.AOTA.org to learn more about the profession of OT!
Remember: Occupational Therapy is not about finding you a JOB; OT is all about “Living Life to Its Fullest” despite injury, illness, developmental delay or trauma.
OT IQ facts referenced from 2013 AOTA Press Release