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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants with a current license in the state where they provide services to Illinois children may apply for an EI Associate: Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant credential. Associate services are billed under the enrolled supervisor's name. Credential required, CBO enrollment not required.

Pay Table

Unit of Service Description Rate
15 minutes Evaluation/Assessment - onsite $14.53
15 minutes Evaluation/Assessment - offsite $18.14
15 minutes IFSP development $14.53
15 minutes IFSP meeting $18.14
15 minutes Individual therapy - onsite $14.53
15 minutes Individual therapy - offsite $18.14
15 minutes Group therapy (multiple families or group not to exceed 4 children) $ 7.88

Resources

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc, www.aota.org
  • AOTA Practice Advisory on Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention

    An article by the American Occupational Therapy Association describing the occupational therapist’s scope of practice, preparations and qualifications, service delineations, and use of team approaches. www.aota.org/Practitioners/.../Practice-Advisory-OT-EI.aspx

  • Occupational Therapy for Young Children Birth Through 5 Years of Age

    A fact sheet by the American Occupational Therapy Association discussing what occupational therapy is, how and where it is provided, and how therapists work with parents and other team members. www.aota.org/Practitioners/.../Children.aspx

  • Role of Occupational Therapy with Infants, Toddlers, and Families in Early Intervention

    The American Occupational Therapy Association developed a slide show detailing occupational therapy services and how it is delivered to very young children and their families.www.aota.org/Practitioners/.../Role-of-OT.aspx
    Available as a pdf

  • Side by Side: Transdisciplinary Early Intervention in Natural Environments

    An article by Kristine Ovland Pilkington on the American Occupational Therapy Association website examining natural environments and early intervention and the movement from therapist-directed services to a more collaborative relationship with families.www.aota.org/Pubs/.../f-040306.aspx?css=print

  • Going Solo: Is It the Right Move for You?

    An article by Paula Steib for the American Occupational Therapy Association considering questions to ask before establishing a private practice. http://www.otjoblink.org/links/link13.asp

  • Illinois Occupational Therapy Association www.ilota.org

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