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Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Attend 2016 North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA) Conference

During the weekend of November 4 – 6, Cabarrus College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students attended the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference (NCOTA).  The conference was held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.  This annual conference gives occupational therapy practitioners and students the opportunity to network with other practitioners across the state, as well as, provide continuing education opportunities.

At the conference, Cabarrus College OTA students presented six educational posters, which included:

  • Breaking Down Barriers:  An Occupational Therapy Practitioner’s Role in Pediatric Mental Health, by Anna Cowan Hoyt
  • Floor Time:  Climbing the Developmental Ladder One Step at a Time, by Alyssa Hymanson, Julie Krause, Katelyn Szupello, and Angelica Williams
  • Digging Deep into the Digestive System, by Jonesha Wallace
  • Hippotherapy:  Using Horses, Not Hippos, in Occupational Therapy with the Pediatric Population, by Briea Gennuso
  • Recess is the Right of Every Child, by Gayle Brezicki, Taylor Iannerelli, Ashlyn McNeely, Mykal Smith, Tricia VanGastle, and Brittany Yates
  • Sensory Integration:  Making Sense of Our Bodies Within the Classroom Environment, by Savanna Athey, Jade Bunn, Amy Ford, and Brittany Jackson

Two Cabarrus College faculty members facilitated special interest educational sessions.  They were:

  • Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP, facilitated AT & OT: Past, Present, & Future
  • Alisha Baker, OTD, OTR/L, co-facilitated Developing a Fieldwork Consortium in North Carolina