2012 Occupational Therapy Assistant-SLO

2012 Occupational Therapy Assistant-SLO







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2012
# of Grads: 12

Source: Student

# of Responses: 12

Program: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

What would you change about this program?

11

91.67%

1

8.33%

0

I like that it was very hands on and direct for the most part. We
discussed a wide variety of topics which was helpful.
I liked the support of the teaching staff, and the varity of learning
activities.
The program helped me feel very prepared going into fieldwork.
That the teachers were readily avaliable for you when needed to ask
a question when on campus. It was a little more difficult when off
campus at the fieldwork site.
I liked the hands on experience along with the learning from the book
in and out of class. I thought it was an overall excellant program and
provided me with the knowledge I need to be an entry level COTA.
Being hands on
I liked that it was a spiral cirriculum once FW came around
everything came together.
Very informative and educational. INstructors are knowledgable and
prepare you for the field.
I felt very prepared for FW and had learned in depth many of the
basic techniques to go into FW. Requirements were clearly laid out
for each class also. Instructors were always available and willing to
help.
The spiral curriculum was helpful, once I got to fieldwork everything
sort of clicked. I also thought the instructors were very knowledgable
(Chris in particular) about subject matter.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

Modality Training
More hands on. More task analysis. More directions.
I would suggest having one day of seminar during spring break to go
over NBCOT and state licensure information early to reduce
confusion.
It would be beneficial to have more opportunities to interact with
clients of different practices of OT (for example more interaction for
pediatric or mental health populations.)
I would liked to have had more in depth information for specific
diagnoses to better prepare for out-patient rehab settings. ADLs,
ROM, and grading avtivities was covered well, but the specific
diagnoses involving the anatomy of UE would be more helpful.
I honestly would not change anything about this program.
I would change some of the overall assignments because some of
the service learning projects were repeative and didn't seem to be
very beneficial to my learning experience. I also felt certain topics
could have been discussed more in depth.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Use effective communication skills.

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

10

83.33%

2 16.67%

0

The second semester of the program was kind of overwhelming, the
content of the courses was a lot to manage. Also allotting a day to go
over resume writing and NBCOT/State licensure processes would be
very beneficial vs. having to do it online!
The community service project at the LaCrosse housing was difficult
to meet with and getting to know the residence, so I feel I that I didn't
get as much out of it as I could have.
I would keep it a 2 year program and have the summers off. It maybe
a hard semester in the spring but if you have a family and friends
who want to hang out then you wont have a summer. It would make it
hard to decide what classes to take in the summer. I did not care for
all the busy work that was in a couple of the classes. It got the be
very repatitive when looking online and in books for AE. for a couple
hours.
I have no idea what the questions are under "Program Outcome"

0
Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

Feedback

Yes the teachers are good with communication, and it is a two way
street. If you are not getting a hold of the teacher to ask a problem
then it can not be fixed in a timely manner.
Effective communication skills are very vital for success, not only are
they used in the classroom yet it is carried over into your fieldwork
experience as well. Communication is a key baseline for success.
For the most part yes. Some of the assignments on online classes
were difficult to understand, they could've been discussed with further
detail.
Spent a lot of time going over SOAP notes, maybe touching base on
the electronic forms of documentation that are out there would be
helpful since a lot of facilities are now using those.
Communication is a neccessity for all aspects of the OTA program.
This was integrated quite well.
Teaching staff effectivly communicated what was expected of us,
using a varity of methods, such as video, handouts and hands on.
We learned how to communicate effectively throughout the program
and I feel it helped me a lot.
Presentations and group leading helped with preparing for better
communication skills.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No

Yes
Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

Monday, November 18, 2013

11

91.67%

1

8.33%

0

Mathematical concepts were not applicable.
I don't recall touching on this subject at all.
N/A
Yes and No
Somewhat, you need basic math skills, however nothing that can't be
completed via calculator or mental math.
N/A
I used mathematical concepts, but not as a result of the program.

N/A
Was very helpful!

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Yes
No

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

12 100.00%

0

0

It makes you look at yourself and the population that you are working
with to realize that you do not have it bad off. There are many people
out in the world that do not have a job and or are unable to obtain a
job. OT is a growing field that helps people and is unappreciated and
not recognized even though we know it enriches peoples lives.
Yes, but our program was unfortunately not very diverse.
Being ethical was strongly stressed.
This was achieved throughout class and fieldwork.
This was applied very well in our cirriculum of courses and assisted
to work with a varity of populations.
More pediatric involvement throughout program!
Yes, you are held responsible to be ethical and just in all your actions
as a therapist, as a students as well.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Critical thinking was demonstrated and followed out very well
throught out the program and prepared me for my future career.
I feel after finally attending Fieldwork this task was achieved.
Yes, adaptation, and quick thinking is often used when working in the
field in your fielwork
This was true throughout the curriculum.
You must be able to think critically during fieldwork and during
practical exams.
I think that this was shown really well with the assignments and
projects.
Good challenge of this during the program.

0
Yes

Use technology effectively.

I used learning from education throughout my entire life during this
program.
Spent a lot of time on theories and applying them to practical
situations, although throughout fieldwork practice framework and
theories were never mentioned.
Very much so, you are constantly adapting and transferring theories
and appliing them to daily situations.
We could have worked more on this. Theories were just a big blur
and were very hard to understand.

0
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

Technology is a developing skills and is becoming more and more
vital in the health care industry.
Yes every Tuesday we were on the computer for at least 2 hours
looking up adaptive equipment.
I have achieve this but this program did not help me use technology
effectively.
We used technology effectively for many different situations
throughout the program.
Could expose students to electronic documentation.

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Outcome
Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Adhere to the ethical standards, values, and
attitudes of the occupational therapy
profession.

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes

12 100.00%

0

0

Through community practice and fieldwork projects we were all
advocates for the profession.
Client centered was stressed
Yes, remind people about OT and how much fun we have.
Yes

0
Yes
Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Yes.
Consistantly achieved throughout the entire program.
Strongly stressed.
For the most part. My second fieldwork rotation was not necessarily
somewhere COTAs work within...but it was a unique situation where
my supervisor quit her clinic job to become a private Early
Intervention provider.
Yes we are given multiple case studies and oppurtunities to practice
mock treatments.

0
Yes

Value life-long learning and the need to keep
current with best practice.

Strongly stressed
Ethics is very important when working with people therefore this was
achieved throughout the program.
Yes
Yes, this is key in all you do. Represent yourself, your school, etc in
an ethical and professional way. It's not a choice, it's a matter of fact,
you need to posses these qualities to be a respectable and
successful therapist.

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Advocate for the profession, services, and
consumers.

LOVED the field trip for AgriAbility!
Yes, decisions are constantly made that require critical thinking to
develop a plan that will best fit and contribute to the particular
situation.
Yes

0

Yes
Yes

Practice within the distinct role and
responsibility of the occupational therapy
assistant.

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

It is key to keep up on cont. education. that is how you will keep up
on the learning.
Yes, life long learning is taught to be important and a continual
process, what you learn today and tomorrow will contribute to the
overall picture, but you need to have the determination to continue
learnign even after graduation and hwen working in the field.

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Outcome
Apply occupational therapy principles and
intervention tools to achieve expected
outcomes.

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0

Yes
Yes

Yes

Serve a diverse population in a variety of
systems that are consistent with entry level
practice.

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes.

Worked will a diverse population of individuals throughout the
program.
Yes. I was able to go to the school system, work with orthos,
inpatient, outpatient and home health.
Very much so, your classes prepare you for this, yet fieldwork is an
excelent oppurtunity to capitilize on the diverse populations.

0

Yes
Yes

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, November 18, 2013

176

97.78%

4

2.22%

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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