certified occupational therapy assistant

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certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA)

an allied health paraprofessional who, under the direction of an occupational therapist, directs an individual's participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facilitates learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; diminishes or corrects disorders; and promotes and maintains health.

certified occupational therapy assistant



An occupational therapy assistant who has passed the national certification examination.
See: occupational therapy assistant
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