Newly Graduated COTA with strong clinical and people skills. Enjoys helping patients improve motor and cognitive skills. Previous hands-on work as a OccupationalTherapy Assistant Student and Intern while attending Community College or RI. Eagerly seeking a role as a COTA in a pediatric, inpatient or outpatient setting.
Temporary License in RI. CPR Certified
I had the pleasure of treating severely handicapped children from ages three to twenty one. A great amount of sensory integration, physical modalities, ADL training such as dressing and feeding skills and psychosocial aspects were addressed. I prepared progress notes as well as treatment plans for groups and individual children. Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Created individualized home exercise programs for inpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness. Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability. Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefit. Compassionately assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, sports injuries, head injuries, strokes and cerebral palsy. Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals. Worked with patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Articulation and Phonological Processing Disorders.
I had an amazing learning experience working at The Miriam Hospital. I was subject to great knowledge through the staff and residents. I participated in treatment of diagnosis such as CVA, TBI, Fractures, TKA, THA, TSA, Cardiac Issues, severe edema, lymphedema, amputations, dementia, Alzheimer's, and cancer. SOAP notes and treatment plans for as said patients. In-services and educational seminars as to broaden my education skills. Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation. Reviewed physician referrals and patient medical records to formulate an accurate diagnosis and best course of treatment.
Five years of teaching experience. Curriculum planning, implementing curriculum, carrying out activities, parent/teacher interactions, Progress notes on children throughout the year. Classroom set up and opening shift. Updated CPR and early childhood continuing education.
Deans list: Fall 2011-Fall 2013
Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Member Of Psi Beta
Coursework in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Coursework in Pediatric Development and Neuroscience
Member Phi Theta Kappa
Member Psi Beta
Deans list: Fall 1990-Spring 1992
Cranston National Budlong Little League: Softball Coach/Coordinator 2001-2012.
Cranston School System Theater Director: Elementary and Middle School after school program 2003-2010.
Rhode Island Multiple Sclerosis Society: Volunteer 1998-2014
Harbor to the Bay Aids Research: 2010-2014
RI Blood Center: Donor 2011-2014
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