Tracey Zeiner, OTD, OTR/L

Visiting Clinical Instructor

TraceyZ@uca.edu

Doyne Health Sciences Center 329

(501) 450-5569

Dr. Zeiner has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 1991. She has worked in a variety of settings with the majority of her experience being in geriatrics. She received her certification as an Aging-in-Place Specialist in 2009 and continues to enjoy working with clients in their home environment. For the past five years, her focus has been on adults with developmental disabilities. It was during this time that she became interested in animal assisted therapy and received training as a facility dog handler through Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). She brings to UCA her CCI Facility Dog Nibs to enhance the educational experience of the occupational therapy students here.

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Dr. Zeiner has been an active fieldwork educator for over 20 years and enjoys the enthusiasm and energy that come from her students.

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Education

2017 Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

1991 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.
Bachelor of Science with a major in occupational therapy

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Research Interests
The role of animals in improving social interactions for adults with disabilities
Development of a pet care module for training individuals with intellectual disabilities