Daytona Beach OTA Students Enjoy Interacting with Easter Seals Guests
Students from the Keiser University Daytona Beach campus’ Occupational Therapy Assistant program recently enjoyed interacting with Daytona Beach Easter Seals Holiday Party guests.
Led by program Director Natalie Chang-Mason, the volunteer group was thankful to receive guidance from Dorothy Lefford, Easter Seals Vice President of Clinical Services, relating to motor lab techniques to incorporate while interacting with the young party-goers and elves.
The volunteers learned how to safely and efficiently engage the children with the goal of preparing them to excel within educational settings as they implemented therapy motor lab techniques to promote sedentary study, improved handwriting, concentration, and more. Various equipment stations and tools were introduced to address balance, motor planning, and hand-eye-foot activities including therapy balls, a tunnel and board walk, a stomp and catch board, a trampoline, a rock-around saucer and hoola-hoops.
Easter Seals is a nonprofit healthcare organization that provides early intervention, inclusive childcare, medical rehabilitation and autism services for young children and their families.
To learn more about Keiser University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program please visit: https://www.keiseruniversity.edu/occupational-therapy-assistant-as/
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