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Tara Anthony


A native of Jonesboro, Tara graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor’s in Health Science in 2011 and Master’s Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in occupational therapy in 2013. Tara has worked with children from birth to 18 years of age and likes working with a variety of disorders and learning new methods of treatment. Tara enjoys working with other professionals as a team to help reach children’s goals and learn life-long skills. In her free time, Tara loves running, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Andrea Brown


Andrea received both her Bachelor’s of Science Degree (2005) and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree (2007) from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is married with two precious daughters and a baby boy. Andrea has a love and expertise in Sensory Integration Therapy and is one of very few certified therapists in the state. She loves working with children who have sensory processing disorders and autism. She also loves working with fieldwork students and has recently become an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department of Arkansas State University. She loves being a part of the MKSA team that makes a difference in the lives of children and their families. She loves watching the little steps of progress turn into leaps and bounds. Andrea said, “This work truly has an impact for the rest of the child’s life and I’m honored to get to be a part of that change.” In Andrea’s free time, she is passionate about her family and the relationships that are closest to her. She enjoys being a wife and mother and being a part of her church family. She currently serves on the board of the Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas. She enjoys working alongside parents who are in the trenches with their own children, yet spend a lot of time and energy advocating for others.

Andrea received her certification in sensory integration in 2010. This certification allows her to administer the sensory integration and praxis test as well as provides her with specialized training in the area of
sensory processing evaluation and intervention techniques. She has received training in the SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional
Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities. And, she is trained in Handwriting Without Tears (HWT). HWT teaches handwriting skills using developmentally appropriate practice across several disciplines. Instruction is focused on crayon and pencil grip, posture, proper positioning and physical approach. It also strengthens the hands while learning letter skills.

Brittany Davis


Brittany is married with two dogs, Copper and Hank. She graduated from Arkansas State University in May, 2014, with a Bachelor’s of Science in interdisciplinary studies and she graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in August, 2016, with a Master’s in occupational therapy. Brittany worked at Miracle Kids Success Academy while attending ASU but had to leave us to pursue her degree in occupational therapy at UCA. She said she couldn’t wait to come back to MKSA to continue her career as an OT. And we couldn’t wait to have her! Brittany absolutely LOVES working with children and getting to make such a positive impact on their lives. She says every day is new and interesting when working with kids. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said it would be the ability to read everyone’s mind.

Dominique Hardaway, MOTR/L


Dominique received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and Wellness and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dominique joined MKSA because she is eager to serve children in the early stages of their development in a multi-disciplinary environment. She is known for investing in her patient’s families and researching articles and blogs for the latest techniques for effective strategies. In her personal life, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, being in nature, and playing with her nephews and nieces.  If she could possess one superpower, it would be the ability to observe the brain form connections during learning and daily activities. Dominique also has course certificates in Handwriting Without Tears, Practical Sense in Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing Disorder, Connecting the Dots, Integrated Listening Systems, Contemporary Practices in Early Intervention and King of Swings Sensorimotor Workshop. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Kassie Woodard

Whitney is the Lead Early Childhood Developmental Technician in room 6. She attended Arkansas State University for four years before transferring to the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and changing her major to health education. Whitney has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and a Promotion Minor in Exercise Science. Whitney completed an internship at MKSA in 2015 and fell in love with the children we serve, so she came back to work with us after she graduated! Whitney has a knack for diversifying lesson plans in order to meet children’s individual needs. Personally, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and volunteering. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, Whitney said it would be the ability to fly, so that she could spend every weekend on the beach!

Tara Anthony


A native of Jonesboro, Tara graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor’s in Health Science in 2011 and Master’s Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in occupational therapy in 2013. Tara has worked with children from birth to 18 years of age and likes working with a variety of disorders and learning new methods of treatment. Tara enjoys working with other professionals as a team to help reach children’s goals and learn life-long skills. In her free time, Tara loves running, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Andrea Brown


Andrea received both her Bachelor’s of Science Degree (2005) and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree (2007) from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is married with two precious daughters and a baby boy. Andrea has a love and expertise in Sensory Integration Therapy and is one of very few certified therapists in the state. She loves working with children who have sensory processing disorders and autism. She also loves working with fieldwork students and has recently become an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department of Arkansas State University. She loves being a part of the MKSA team that makes a difference in the lives of children and their families. She loves watching the little steps of progress turn into leaps and bounds. Andrea said, “This work truly has an impact for the rest of the child’s life and I’m honored to get to be a part of that change.” In Andrea’s free time, she is passionate about her family and the relationships that are closest to her. She enjoys being a wife and mother and being a part of her church family. She currently serves on the board of the Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas. She enjoys working alongside parents who are in the trenches with their own children, yet spend a lot of time and energy advocating for others.

Andrea received her certification in sensory integration in 2010. This certification allows her to administer the sensory integration and praxis test as well as provides her with specialized training in the area of
sensory processing evaluation and intervention techniques. She has received training in the SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional
Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities. And, she is trained in Handwriting Without Tears (HWT). HWT teaches handwriting skills using developmentally appropriate practice across several disciplines. Instruction is focused on crayon and pencil grip, posture, proper positioning and physical approach. It also strengthens the hands while learning letter skills.

Brittany Davis


Brittany is married with two dogs, Copper and Hank. She graduated from Arkansas State University in May, 2014, with a Bachelor’s of Science in interdisciplinary studies and she graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in August, 2016, with a Master’s in occupational therapy. Brittany worked at Miracle Kids Success Academy while attending ASU but had to leave us to pursue her degree in occupational therapy at UCA. She said she couldn’t wait to come back to MKSA to continue her career as an OT. And we couldn’t wait to have her! Brittany absolutely LOVES working with children and getting to make such a positive impact on their lives. She says every day is new and interesting when working with kids. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said it would be the ability to read everyone’s mind.

Dominique Hardaway, MOTR/L


Dominique received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and Wellness and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dominique joined MKSA because she is eager to serve children in the early stages of their development in a multi-disciplinary environment. She is known for investing in her patient’s families and researching articles and blogs for the latest techniques for effective strategies. In her personal life, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, being in nature, and playing with her nephews and nieces.  If she could possess one superpower, it would be the ability to observe the brain form connections during learning and daily activities. Dominique also has course certificates in Handwriting Without Tears, Practical Sense in Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing Disorder, Connecting the Dots, Integrated Listening Systems, Contemporary Practices in Early Intervention and King of Swings Sensorimotor Workshop. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Kassie Woodard

Whitney is the Lead Early Childhood Developmental Technician in room 6. She attended Arkansas State University for four years before transferring to the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and changing her major to health education. Whitney has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and a Promotion Minor in Exercise Science. Whitney completed an internship at MKSA in 2015 and fell in love with the children we serve, so she came back to work with us after she graduated! Whitney has a knack for diversifying lesson plans in order to meet children’s individual needs. Personally, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and volunteering. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, Whitney said it would be the ability to fly, so that she could spend every weekend on the beach!

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