UA Cossatot Pins Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduates
January 08, 2019
The University of Arkansas Cossatot held a pinning ceremony for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program graduates Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the historic UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium on the Lockesburg Campus. This year the program graduated twelve students. Program Director, Tamla Heminger said, “These students have worked really hard to achieve their goals and we cannot wait to see them succeed in their future endeavors.”
UA Cossatot’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program is an 18-month program that blends classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Possible job outlets include working in the school system, early childhood development centers, clinical inpatient and clinical outpatient services or working in hospitals or long-term care facilities.
The courses are scheduled Mondays thru Friday on the UA Cossatot Ashdown campus with clinical training scheduled onsite in the surrounding geographic areas. Interested students should contact an advisor today to enroll in any needed pre-requisite courses.
For more information please visit www.cccua.edu or call the University of Arkansas Cossatot at 1-800-844-4471.
Graduates—OTA Class of 2018
Elizabeth Balderas - DeQueen, AR, Lindsay Coulter - Lockesburg, AR, Jaycee Fawcett - Ashdown, Brandyn Gortemiller - Mena, AR, Ashley Jester - Ashdown, AR, Kylah Kelly - Broken Bow, OK, Kathleen Rosenbaum - Lockesburg, AR, Katelyn Scott - Texarkana, TX , Mattie Tallant - Ashdown, AR, Megan Tallant - Wake Village, TX, William Vandiver - Arkadelphia, AR, and Andrea Watkins - Vandervoort, AR.