Occupational Therapists ·  Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.



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Licensing Information ·   Occupational Therapist

Licensing Description:
An applicant for licensure must complete and submit the application, pay all applicable fees, familiarize with the statues and regulation of the board. Contact the licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Occupational Therapy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
ot@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/octherapy.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri3,054
The South Central Region36

· Occupational Therapist Assistant

Licensing Description:
An applicant for licensure must complete and submit the application, pay all applicable fees, familiarize with the statues and regulation of the board. Contact the licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Occupational Therapy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
ot@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/octherapy.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri1,182
The South Central Region19


Occupational Tasks ·  Complete and maintain necessary records.
· Evaluate patients' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
· Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
· Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
· Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
· Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
· Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
· Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills, using computer programs.
· Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
· Provide training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for students and nurses and other medical staff.
· Design and create, or requisition, special supplies and equipment, such as splints, braces and computer-aided adaptive equipment.
· Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
· Lay out materials such as puzzles, scissors and eating utensils for use in therapy, and clean and repair these tools after therapy sessions.


Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Active Listening 97%
·  Reading Comprehension 93%
·  Service Orientation 90%
·  Writing 90%
·  Instructing 87%
·  Speaking 87%
·  Social Perceptiveness 84%
·  Time Management 82%
·  Active Learning 80%
·  Critical Thinking 80%