Understanding the OT/OTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluations

Welcome to AOTA's Inservice In A Box. This program introduces the two new fieldwork performance evaluation forms (FWPE). It is intended to be a portable training program for the Academic Fieldwork Coordinators (AFWC) to take to their various clinical sites. See "Resources" below to access information about the forms, including pricing.

The Program

Inservice in a Box offers the following: (See "Resources" below)
  • A PowerPoint™ presentation titled: An Introduction to Understanding the OT and OTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluations
    This 30-slide presentation includes additional note pages to enhance the understanding necessary for accurate use of the forms. Note pages contain:
    • Slide Explanation
    • Notes to Trainer
    • Suggested Learning Activities
  • Three downloadable handouts containing supplementary information.

Training can last from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on an AFWC's needs and clinical site availability.

How To Use This Program

It is important to understand the key differences between these new forms and the older fieldwork evaluation forms. AFWCs should review and study the notes pages, the FWPE forms, and both the downloadable documents and resource documents prior to presenting the Inservice in a Box. The forms were designed for use across all practice settings.

Impact of State Licensure Laws

Please note state licensure laws dictate the roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in practice. State licensure laws always supercede the AOTA guidelines.


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