Advancing Education & Practice

October 1-5, 2018

UCA OT take on the Hill

2nd year UCA OTD students gearing up for a day on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. advocating for OT!

“Don’t be afraid to make the ask. Without asking, the answer will always be ‘no.” On Monday, October 1st, Mrs. Saviers and six 2nd year OTD students joined over 500 of their colleagues to advocate for occupational therapy on Capitol Hill. They advocated for issues influencing OT & healthcare, such as more robust funding for IDEA, the role of OT as a non-pharm. alternative to pain management in the opioid crisis, & the need for OT’s to open home health cases. They were able to meet with both Arkansas Senators and all 4 State Representatives from the state’s 4 congressional districts! We are very proud and thank this group for representing UCA, Arkansas, and the profession! A huge shout-out to the supporters who helped get our students to DC, including the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association, Arkansas Down Syndrome Association (ADSA), & FirstStep Arkansas!

Reflecting on Hill Day


Hill Day Stats 2018: 124 OT’s, 10 OTA’s, 359 OT students, 43 OTA students, 39 states and 2 territories. 52 schools.

September 7, 2018

Welcome Class of 2021

We are so excited to welcome the UCA OTD c/o 2021! They have a few weeks under their belt and
a lot more to go, but we know they will continue to make us proud.

August 30, 2018

Nibs in the news!

Read it here first! Nibs, our favorite occupational therapy facility dog, is featured in an article in the Advertising Supplement to The River Valley & Ozark Edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; published on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

August 22, 2018

Occupation: Bowling

OT faculty and staff enjoyed some occupational engagement before classes officially start.

August 11, 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

We are so proud of our 2018 Occupational Therapy Graduates!

July 20, 2018

UCA Challenge

The UCA Occupational Therapy students, Kyle Jones, Erin Spence, Lindsay Hobson, April Davis, and Mallory Halverson, helped lead the UCA Challenge summer program as a part of the Populations & Community Programming course. Dr. Tina Mankey was the project’s faculty advisor, and has led the OT department’s involvement for over 8 years. UCA Challenge is a week-long STEM day camp for 4-6th graders. Participants rotate through themed curricula in the Occupational Therapy, Chemistry, and Engineering departments. This year the OT department’s curriculum was “R U Brainy.” The OT students designed and implemented daily lessons and activities to help the campers explore the brain and nervous system in fun and hands on ways. From dissecting Jell-o brains, to relay-racing sensory messages up the spinal cord, participants truly saw their lessons come to life. Participants also learned real world applications of neuroscience, practicing brain protection in an egg drop activity, and role playing disabilities through activities that limited their senses and motor function. The week concluded with a spirited game of Jeopardy to review all they learned.

May 14, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Moore: Presentation and Film

Moore, J., Fisk, C., & Robbins, M. (2018, May). Expressive approaches to promoting well-being. Presented at the National Training Institute for Center for START Services, Boston, MA.

In addition, Acting Creates Therapeutic Success, a community-based performing arts program co-founded by Jennifer, was also highlighted during this conference. A film was developed in collaboration with the Center for START Services to be used to show how occupational therapy and the expressive therapies can be utilized and effective for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Katie Talburt from UCA Creative Services was the videographer for this project.

May 3, 2018

Nibs – doing what she does best!

Nibs is enjoying visiting with students! She’s a trained therapy dog from University of Central Arkansas – Occupational Therapy and is here for finals stress relief.

April 30, 2018

Dr. Veronica Rowe receives notification of publication – congratulations!

The Feasibility of Conducting Task Oriented Training at Home for Patients with Stroke (2018) Rowe, V. & Neville, M. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (in press).

April 30, 2018

AOTA Conference attended by Faculty and Students

Faculty and staff take a moment out of their busy days to smile for the camera.

Faculty and students joined 7,000 attendees at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah! A week of professional development, presentations by UCA

UCA OT students taking advantage of some outdoor activity!

OT faculty and students,

Dr. Tracey Zeiner enjoying the conference.

networking, good food, and sightseeing! We also ran into some UCA alumni doing great things! See you all in New Orleans for AOTA 2019!

Congratulations to all of the faculty and students who presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Salt Lake City in April!

Halverson, M. & Mankey, T. (2018). Family-Centered Practice in Early Intervention: Parent and Occupational Therapy Practitioners Perceptions, 2-hour poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT. (Mallory Halverson is a student in the program – class of 2018)

Dr. Elizabeth LeQuieu and Mrs. Brittany Saviers…Go Bears!

Krusen, N.E. & George-Paschal, L. (2018). Relative Mastery Measurement Scale (RMMS)as an effective, profession specific, theoretically founded learning outcome measure. American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT.​


LeQuieu, E. D., Moore, J. A., Traywick, L. (2018). Exploring how inadequate health literacy may threaten best practice. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

LeQuieu, E. & Saviers, B. N. (20, April 2018). Designing an evidence-based communication tool for level II fieldwork. Two hour poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Lin, S., Langan, J., Rowe, V.T., Bosch, P., and Fasoli, S. (2018). Utilization of Outcome Measures in Stroke Rehabilitation by Occupational and Physical Therapists. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. April 19, 2018.

Menon, A., Rowe, V.T., and Neville, M., (2018). Designing a Knowledge Translation Intervention for Implementing Task-Oriented Training Programs for Clients Post Stroke. Workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. April 22, 2018.

Peirce, C., Saviers, B., & Kozden, L. (21, April 2018). Promoting health, well-being, and occupational justice through collaborative community-based programs. 1.5 hour short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Rowe, V.T., and Halverson, M. (2018). Exploring Protocols for Mirror Therapy: What do they “look” like? Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. April 19, 2018. Awarded and presented at the Young Scientist Theatre. (Mallory Halverson is a current student in the program – class of 2018)

Spence, A., Hollenbeck, J., Mankey, T., Rudd, L. & Carroll, T. (2018). Supporting Student Success through Occupation-Centered Assessment from K to 21, 3-hour workshop, American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Traywick, L., & Saviers, B. (20, April, 2018). Supporting successful aging through assessing occupational therapy students’ gerontological literacy. Two hour poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

April 28, 2018

Remembering our colleague at the Moix Memorial 5K

A great group representing UCA OT gathered this morning for the Moix Memorial 5K for Pancreatic Cancer in honor of our teacher, friend, and colleague, Dr. Letha Mosley.

April 26, 2018

Service Learning Faculty of the Year – Dr. Traywick

Dr. LaVona Traywick was presented the Service Learning Faculty of the Year Award 2017-2018 on Monday, April 23rd! Congratulations LaVona!

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Traywick and Mrs. Brittany Saviers for presentations at the Southern Gerontological Society!

Traywick, LaVona; Saviers, Brittany (April 2018) Supporting Successful Aging Through Increasing Occupational Therapy Students’ Knowledge of Aging Relative to their Preferred Population to Work, Paper Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Lake Lanier, Georgia

Traywick, LaVona; Greene Celeste (April 2018) Exercises for Low Back Injury Prevention, Workshop Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Lake Lanier, Georgia

McAfee, Anna Laura; Traywick, LaVona (April 2018) Preferred Music During Bathing Activities for Persons with Dementia and their Family Caregivers, Paper Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Lake Lanier, Georgia

April 25, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Veronica Rowe

Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Rowe! She was awarded Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Practice – Occupational Therapy Academy. We are very proud of her accomplishment!

April 25, 2018

Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to our OT faculty, Drs. Elizabeth LeQuieu, LaVona Traywick, and Tracey Zeiner, who were recognized for their achievement in teaching excellence! The UCA Center for Teaching Excellence offers various tracks for professional development and these faculty worked hard for this achievement and to ensure the best learning for our students! Congratulations!

April 23, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Paschal!

We are very proud of Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal who was a finalist for the 2018 UCA Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service. The UCA OT Department is lucky to have her! Congratulations, Dr. Paschal!

April 17, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Paschal and colleagues!

Presenting this summer….

Graybeal, L., Hawkins, A., & George-Paschal, L. (2018). Investigating the intersecting impacts of service-learning on stakeholder groups. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference. New Orleans, LA.

April 13, 2018

Sensory Day at UCA

First year students hosted a “Sensory Day” on campus this week! UCA students were able to take a quick sensory break and participate in a variety of hands-on activities incorporating their tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, oral motor, olfactory, and other senses! This experience was a great way for OT students to apply and educate others about the principles of the Sensory Integration frame of reference they have been learning in the theory course.

April 6, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth LeQuieu – appointed by AOTA

Dr. Elizabeth

LeQuieu has been appointed by the American Occupational Therapy Association to serve a 3-year term on the Experiential Learning Research Group.  This group is tasked with researching the efficacy of the profession’s current level II fieldwork requirement.  Dr. LeQuieu was chosen based on her record of academic research, record of scholarship of teaching and learning research, and experience with level II fieldwork.  Congratulations!

April 5, 2018

Sensory Integration Day!

The c/o 2020 experienced Sensory Integration in action today at Pediatrics Plus in Conway! As part of the theory course, this experience allowed students an opportunity to connect material learned in the classroom to the real-world setting. A big thanks to Jamie and Andrea, the wonderful team of OT’s, and Pediatrics Plus for their continued dedication to our students’ education!!

March 29, 2018

Spring Break Shenanigans!

Spring Break Shenanigans! We could not be more proud of how these students spent their Spring Break! Whitney Harper, Katie Estes, & Talon Boyd volunteered at the 1st annual YouWannaGo camp for Immerse Arkansas. This camp served 40 families in the foster care system & those who have adopted children. It was held at Shepherd of the Ozarks and was full of outdoor activities such as horseback riding and hiking. It was a wonderful way for families to get away and recharge. As 3 of the 5 volunteers, OT students supported families during mealtimes & adult meeting times by keeping children, leading recreational activities, & having fun with all the families! This experience not only benefited the Immerse community, but allowed the OT students to see life from a different perspective & gave them the opportunity to love on people who needed to be shown they matter. Way to make us proud UCA OT!

March 15, 2018

UCA OT Alumni Calvin Jones

UCA OT Alumni was highlighted by his employer! We recall Calvin Jones sharing his “why” in OT school and are proud to watch him share it with others as a practitioner! It doesn’t get much better! Way to go Calvin! Way to go UCA OT!

March 15, 2018

Conditions Class Enjoys their Guest Speakers

Kelley & Anni from Conway Regional

OT Students Bailey Keaton and Francis Phan

OT Students Talon Boyd and Macie Johnson

The Conditions class has had the opportunity to hear from a number of great guest speakers! Recently, Kelley & Anni from Conway Regional Wellness & Diabetes Education educated students about diabetes and how to test their blood sugar levels. Thanks to Conway Regional for being a wonderful community partner!

Dr. Bernard Gojer from Arkansas Cardiology at Baptist Health, posing for a photo with the c/o 2020 (and Nibs)!

March 9, 2018

Gettin’ Down for Down Syndrome Dance

First year OT students and pre-OT students had a blast at the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association’s (hero-themed) 13th annual Gettin’ Down for Down Syndrome Dance last Saturday. Students engaged attendees in fun crafts, games, coloring, dancing, and some of the best tattoos around! In addition, the students were able to meet Miss Arkansas, Maggie Benton, and tell her more about UCA OT! Proud of how these students represent UCA, the profession, and future servant leadership!

Students all decked out for the hero-themed dance

March 7, 2018

Moix Memorial 5K for Pancreatic Cancer

Consider joining the UCA OT Department in the Moix Memorial 5K for Pancreatic Cancer on April 28th in honor of our friend and colleague, Dr. Letha Mosley. Friends of the OT Dept. can register for $15 with code MJM5K. Please consider participating in the event to support this honorable cause if you are able!

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March 1, 2018

OT Student Mallory Halverson – Research poster to be featured at AOTA conference!

OT student Mallory Halverson’s poster was selected out of more than 300 research posters to be featured in the Young Scientist Theater at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference in April. One of the priorities of AOTA is to promote scholarly research and evidence-based practice. This event allows young scientists a special opportunity to present their research to a larger audience. Mallory was mentored by Dr. Veronica Rowe and is a co-presenter of this poster.


February 22, 2018

Successful Mock Interview Day – February 10th

Mrs. LaTisha Standokes, OT Program Advisor coordinated with the Students for Pre-Occupational Therapy (SPOT) and the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) to sponsor Mock Interviews at UCA on Saturday, February 10th!

​UCA ​Alumni, Angela Bishop, gave tips for the interview process and allowed prospective applicants to ask questions! OTD student, Ashley Maffit, SOTA Liaison, was instrumental in coordinating between the two registered student organizations and creating a plan for interviews.​ Dr. Paschal offered suggestions for preparing for their interview to show breadth of knowledge and ideas for incorporating observations from their volunteer experience. ​

Current ​SOTA members shared about professional dress vs. business casual, and gave tips on interviewing. Each participant engaged in a group interview with typical interview questions​ and​ received specific suggestions based on how they performed in their interview.

February 12, 2018

Drs. Veronica Rowe and Tracey Zeiner to co-author chapter

Dr. Veronica Rowe has been asked to revise the chapter “Motor Function Assessment (ROM, Strength, Endurance)” in the new, 8th edition of “Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction”. She asked Dr. Tracey Zeiner to be a co-author and they are already diligently working on this exciting new endeavor!

February 9, 2018

Therapy Cap Repealed After 20 Years: Message from AOTA President

Shared from AOTA: As of this morning, the therapy cap is officially repealed! Your clients will get therapy based on medical necessity, not an arbitrary $$$ amount. A huge win for Medicare beneficiaries! Thank you for your 20 years of advocacy!

February 9, 2018

Dr. Veronica Rowe – Manuscript Accepted for Publication

Dr. Veronica Rowe’s manuscript entitled “Client Perceptions of Task Oriented Training at Home (TOTE Home): “I forgot I was sick”” accepted for publication in OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. 

February 9, 2018

Dr. Tina Mankey – Published Article

Mankey, T, Filer, J, & McGee, M (2018). Trainees Learning Together Using a Solution-Focused Approach, Education SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 3 (1), pp. 30 -32. American Occupational Therapy.Association.

January 31, 2018

Sensory Garden coming to Little Rock Zoo

January 29, 2018

Best Jobs in 2018 – OT is #4

From Business Insider … OT is #4!

According to the report, the best jobs in 2018 are highly-skilled; can be found in almost every industry; have high earning potential, hiring demand, and job satisfaction; and are staying ahead of the growing trend toward workplace automation.

“The key skills that are helping workers stay ahead of automation are creativity, judgment, and flexibility,” Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, said.

January 29, 2018

OT Student CaLynn Blacklock – Research Presentation Accepted!!

OT Student CaLynn Blacklock has a research presentation accepted with Dr. Graybeal at the Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, hosted by University of Alabama at Birmingham

Title: Service-Learning Program Outcomes and Impacts: Career Decision-Making and Professional Identity

Abstract: Service-learning courses provide students with opportunities to explore their field of study before entering the workforce and to engage with individuals in the community. These experiences offer insight into the details and skills of their profession in a hands-on, safe learning environment where they can receive direction and real-world exposure that classroom didactics often do not provide. This presentation will discuss student perspectives of the influence of service-learning on their career decision-making and professional identity.

January 25, 2018

Mrs. Saviers – Elected into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Brittany Saviers was elected into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, most selective, and most prestigious all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only to Nova Southeastern University’s top 10 percent of graduate students. Election to the honor society is for recognition of Mrs. Saviers’ hard work and dedication to academic excellence while earning her PhD in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. The formal induction will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in February.

January 20, 2018

AOTA Responds to Portrayal of Occupational Therapy in the Movie Downsizing

January 20, 2018

AOTA Student Member Circle – We achieved GOLD

Congratulations UCA OT and other 2017-2018 AOTA Student Membership Circle academic programs that have reached Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels of AOTA student membership! Gold-level programs have achieved 100% student membership; silver-level programs have achieved 80% membership; and bronze-level programs have achieved 75% membership.

January 19, 2018

FREE Professional Development

Seeking AR OT’s who are employed by school districts who want to take advantage of FREE professional development!! Please share with others!

If interested, please contact Tina A. Mankey, Ed.D., OTR/L at  by February 2.

January 19, 2018

Dr. LaVona Traywick – Published Article

Green, C.; Craft-Morgan, J.; Traywick, L.; Mingo, C. (2017). Evaluation of a Laughter-based Exercise Program on Health and Self-efficacy for Exercise. The Gerontologist, 57 (6), 1051–1061,

January 18, 2018

Dr. Rowe elected as a Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice in Occupational Therapy

Dr. Veronica Rowe has been elected as a Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice in Occupational Therapy. The induction will be held in Atlanta at the Annual Meeting & Forum and formal induction ceremony in April of this year.

Dr. Rowe recognized as Elite Reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation!

Dr. Veronica Rowe has been selected as an Elite Reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for 2017. Elite status designation reflects the number, timeliness, and quality of your reviews for the Archives in 2017 as judged by the editors. Selection reflects critical thinking and effective participation in the process of peer review. After examining the performance of reviewers, we identified approximately 3 percent (97 people out of 2,985 reviewers who submitted 1,730 reviews in 2017) judged to be deserving of this recognition.

Congratulations Dr. Rowe! The Department of Occupational Therapy couldn’t be more proud! These are some significant accomplishments!

December 14, 2017

Students Present: Whatchamacallits, Thingamabobs and Research Posters

The 2018 and 2020 students held a joint presentation of their “Whatchamacallits and Thingamabobs” and Research Posters this week. The 2018 students harnessed their natural innovator skills to design a “watchamacallit” (piece of adaptive equipment) that can be used in occupational therapy treatment for a client’s needs.

In addition, the 2020 students presented their research posters to the class of 2018 and faculty. Great job to our future innovators and consumers of research!

Logan Myers and Alyssa Beaver

Sam Griffith, Ethen Cavanaugh, Kyle Jones, Molly McGehee

Libby Palese and Blakely Bonham

Laiken Wilbanks, Emily Burgess, Hayley Overbay, Claire Harness

Dylan Hamby, Ciara Fleer, Chelsae McCall and Abby Boehm

December 14, 2017

UCA offers pet therapy during finals


“Nibs” from the Department of Occupational Therapy (who joined the department with her handler Dr. Tracey Zeiner in 2016) provides students some stress relief during finals week.

December 14, 2017

Congratulations and WELCOME, Dr Tracey Zeiner!

On behalf of the Department of Occupational Therapy, I would like to congratulate Dr. Tracey Zeiner (and Nibs); she has accepted the position as a full-time member of our department! She is already a wonderful asset to our department and students and I look forward to her future contributions. I am very excited to have you serve as Clinical Instructor I! Dr. Jennifer Moore

December 14, 2017

Congratulations Dr Rowe and Colleagues

After a rigorous review by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Forum Education and Research Review Committee, the following abstract submission has been accepted for the Poster Session at the 2018 NAP Annual Meeting & Forum.

Lairamore, C. Reed, C. Rowe, V.  Preparing students to work collaboratively in an acute care environment through an interprofessional simulation experience. National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting and Forum. Atlanta, GA; April 2018.

The Annual Meeting & Forum will be held at the JW Atlanta Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia on April 13-14.  The posters will be presented during the Forum’s Welcome Reception, the evening of Friday, April 13, and will remain available for viewing through the afternoon of Saturday, April 14.


December 11, 2017

Congratulations Hayley Overbay and Kristen Steinsiek

Occupational therapy students, Hayley Overbay and Kristen Steinsiek both participated in the Specialty Practice in Brain Injury continuing education course this semester, and on Dec 9, 2017, passed the Certified Brain Injury Specialist exam! They are now officially Provisional Certified Brain Injury Specialists! Big congratulations to them!

December 6, 2017

Students Advocate for OT at the Public Health Committee Meeting

OT students from the c/o 2020 advocated for OT at the Public Health Committee Meeting at the state Capital this week as part of their Professional Foundations course. Students were joined by the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association lobbyist, Melissa Moody. The group met with various legislators and discussed OT as they arrived to the meeting. UCA OT students were also recognized at the beginning of the committee meeting. In addition, the students wrote a letter describing the distinct value of occupational therapy that was placed at each member’s desk. This experience provided students the opportunity to learn about advocacy of the profession in the legislative arena! Great job UCA OT!

December 5, 2017

Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

Not only are our OT students intelligent and full of compassion for others; they are full of holiday spirit, too!! Taking a break for a Tacky Holiday Sweater Party is always a good idea! Games, sweater contest, treats, and carols! Happy Holidays from the UCA OT Department!

December 4, 2017

UCA Angel Tree

These OT students spread a little Christmas cheer this semester by collecting gifts for two children from the UCA Angel Tree. Students organized a collection for items that would meet the developmental needs and interests of each child. Very proud of this group! Thanks to all who donated items to help this family have a great holiday season!

December 4, 2017

Poster Presentation

Sarah Montgomery and Sammi Lambert

Kaleb Lacy and Francis Phan

Dr. Jennifer Moore, Emily Millard, Ashley Vaughan and Kailen Hardman

UCA Nursing and Occupational Therapy Research Poster Presentations – Dec. 1st. Great job to all students who presented their scholarly endeavors!

December 1, 2017

Service Learning Students

Danyelle Durocher and Sarah Swaim

Shout out to our talented service-learning students for their creativity and to our community partners for cultivating such rich learning opportunities!

December 4, 2017

Dr. Tina Mankey and Colleagues Presented in Portland, Oregon

Janet Filer, PhD, Tina A. Mankey, Ed.D, OTR/L, & Margaret McGee, PhD, PT presented a marketplace session at the Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families in Portland, Oregon on October 4 – 6, 2017. The theme of the conference is Mountains of Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the New Millennium. The presentation, LEND: Interdisciplinary Training for Future Leaders in the Lives of Our Children, provided hands-on strategies for the participants on how the LEND program provides interprofessional education for graduate students.

December 4, 2017

Dr. LaVona Traywick, Published Article

Dr. LaVona Traywick from the OT Department has an article published in the November issue of The Gerontologist.

Green, C.; Craft-Morgan, J.; Traywick, L.; Mingo, C. (2017). Evaluation of a Laughter-based Exercise Program on Health and Self-efficacy for Exercise. The Gerontologist, 57 (6), 1051–1061,

November 29, 2017

Our very own BrOT’s:

The self-proclaimed “BrOTs” from the c/o 2020 advocating for diversity in the occupational therapy profession!

November 29, 2017

Promoting OTs Role in Mental Health:

Katelyn Harvey, Zane Carter, Alix Dyer, Macie Johnson and “Nibs”

This group of OT students had a successful day informing others of OT’s role in mental health in the UCA Student Center. The group dispersed handouts on stress relief for students, including campus resources and homemade stress balls for people to make! Of course, OT facility dog Nibs, was the star of the show! Overall, the group estimated advocating to about 45 people. Great job raising awareness of OT and of the different avenues for stress relief on the campus of UCA!

November 28, 2017

Dr. Veronica Rowe Presents:

Assessing a Task Oriented Training Program in the Home with Mixed Methods.  Rowe, Veronica.  Poster presentation.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, October 26, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

Beyond Acute Care:  Promoting Self-Management and Empowering Clients to Live a Fuller Life.  Rowe, Veronica; Langan, Jeanne; Neville, Marsha; Osborne, Candice; & Levack, William.  Instructional course, for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, October 25, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

November 28, 2017

Dr. LaVona Traywick – Invited Guest Speaker
Dr. LaVona Traywick was an invited guest speaker at the Arkansas Gerontological Society Fall Conference in Little Rock on November 17, 2017 where she presented “Still Dreaming” with Creative Aging.

November 17, 2017

PTE Collaborates with LEND

PTE collaborated with LEND on a service project and raised $400 to purchase 15 duffel bags and supplies! Last Tuesday, PTE got artsy and decorated the duffel bags and packed them with a teddy bear, blanket, coloring book, crayons, & hygiene kit. PTE & LEND will be donating the bags to kids in foster care in Faulkner County.

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