Stand Out from the Crowd: Ace Your School-Based Occupational Therapy Interview

As an occupational therapist aspiring to work in the school setting

Ace Your School-Based OT Interview: Top 10 Questions and Answers


How to pass the interview for OT school?

Prepare questions to ask the interviewer before you leave for your interview. Research the school you’re interviewing with and familiarize yourself with their program. Try to remain positive during your interview. Showcase your personality in your answers to interview questions.

What is the role of occupational therapy in school based practice?

Occupational ther- apy practitioners can contribute to universal design for learning (UDL), support the use of assistive technology, and provide information on positive behavior interven- tions and supports (PBIS) including bullying prevention.

What is the most common reason for an occupational therapy referral in a school based setting?

A referral for OT is appropriate when a child is not able to participate in the educational curriculum at the expected level of ability, when modifications and accommodations have not been effective, and when the areas of concern are in the domain of OT practice.

What is the hardest part of occupational therapy school?

For many students (myself included), gross anatomy, neuroscience/neuroanatomy, and kinesiology are typically the hardest of the classes.

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