What products are available on the OT Exam Insights website?
Currently there are three products available:
- The book OT Exam Insights: Cracking the Code to the National Occupational Therapy Exam (available in both print and digital formats).
- The OT Exam Worksheet Bundle (available as a digital download).
- The OT Crossword Collection (available as a digital download).
Are your products helpful for both OT and OTA students?
The Worksheet Bundle and Crossword Collection were created for both OT and OTA students.
The book OT Exam Insights was primarily created for OT students however OTA still will find it helpful. The first and second portions of this book are helpful for an OTA student as they address strategies for managing stress and anxiety and help with analyzing questions. The practice exam questions were created based on the OT knowledge base so OTA students may find that some of the questions do not apply to the OTA content. Various OTAs trialed the questions and reported that 80% of questions applied to the OTA knowledge base. My hope is to create a similar book specifically for OTAs in the future!
Why did you write the book OT Exam Insights?
I felt there was a need for a book that provides a more holistic approach to studying for the NBCOT® exam, specifically one that addresses the impact that anxiety has on exam performance and tools to help manage this type of anxiety. A passion for helping others succeed fueled my motivation to research and craft this book into the final product it has become. Life has enough uncertainty and when you are trying to start your OT career, the last thing you need is to be lacking the proper resources to be successful.
How can I get the most out of this book?
Be sure to read the introduction and the written text throughout the book. The readings provide the foundation for why the worksheets are important and help with fostering a positive mindset that will set you up for success.
Rather than doing the worksheets and reflection pages all in one sitting, spread them out throughout the course of your studying to maximize the full benefit.
As you work your way through your study plan and answer practice questions, go back periodically to review the analysis section to ensure you are integrating the principles of analysis as you answer questions.
Is it still worth it to get this book if there are only 2 clinical simulation questions and 100 multiple choice questions?
The questions include detailed rationales and unique reflections that cannot be found in any other OT exam study resources. The reflections following the questions are valuable because they help you to learn specific strategies in the questions to apply to other questions you see and of course the questions on the real exam.
What are the specifications of the book?
The book is available both in print and digital format. The printed book is an 8.5 x 11 spiral bound product to create the most user friendly experience when completing the worksheets and journal pages and when working through the exam questions and reviewing the rationales.
Is this a comprehensive review of occupational therapy content?
No, this book is not a comprehensive review of the material. There are many other valuable resources out there that will serve you in this way. Rather this book serves to supplement your content-heavy study materials.
Is the OT Exam Insights book helpful for an OTA student?
The first and second portions of this book are helpful for an OTA student as they address strategies for managing stress and anxiety and help with analyzing questions.
The practice exam questions were created based on the OT knowledge base so OTA students may find that some of the questions do not apply to the OTA content. Various OTAs trialed the questions and reported that 80% of questions applied to the OTA knowledge base.
My hope is to create a similar book specifically for OTAs in the future!
Am I guaranteed to pass the exam after using these materials?
Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee a pass simply by using these materials. There is no resource that can promise a passing NBCOT ® exam score. I can guarantee that these resources will improve your confidence in yourself as you go to take the exam.