Brittany Saviers, M.S., OTR/L

Clinical Instructor I

BBrown@uca.edu

Doyne Health Sciences Center 328

(501) 852-0984

Mrs. Saviers has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 2008 in multifaceted roles, including academician, practitioner, fieldwork educator, and program developer.  An alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas, Mrs. Saviers is proud to be a faculty member within the Department of Occupational Therapy since 2013.  In clinical practice, Mrs. Saviers’ primary focus has been serving children and youth of all ages in a variety of settings.  Her niche is working with adolescents in school-based and community settings with a focus on transition planning.  In addition to teaching and advising, Mrs. Saviers has disseminated research related to the Theory of Occupational Adaptation, community-based programming, effective teaching/learning methods, occupational and environmental influences on health outcomes, and pediatric family-centered care.

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In addition, Mrs. Saviers values service and is active in community-based program development and advocacy.  She co-directs Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS) in Little Rock, a community-based program providing adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the performing arts.  She also co-directs an annual weeklong performing arts summer camp for adults with disabilities through the ARC Arkansas.  Mrs. Saviers is involved in numerous community and professional organizations including the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, an executive board member of the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association, auxiliary member and performing arts coordinator for the Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled organization, and member of the Arkansas Workgroup of Pediatric Health Professions.

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Mrs. Saviers is currently completing her doctoral degree in occupational therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Education

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2015–Present  Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Doctorate of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy
Anticipated graduation date: Winter 2019

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2008 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

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2006 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.
Bachelor of Science

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Research Interests

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Occupational and environmental influences on health outcomes of children, youth, and families

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Community-based practice and programming

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Creative arts as therapeutic media

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Occupational Science