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. Tara has been trained in pre-chaining and chaining therapy to treat pediatric feeding disorders and neuro-development treatment.
Tara may be contacted at email@example.com.
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. Brittany has been trained in pre-chaining and chaining therapy to treat pediatric feeding disorders and neuro-development treatment.
Brittany may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesley Bauders earned her Master of Science in Community Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee. She has many years of pediatric OT experience and experience with inpatient rehab. When she is not working, Lesley enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. If she could possess one super-human power, it would be the ability to fly so that she could travel wherever she wants. Lesley is trained in vision therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, and pre-chaining and chaining therapy to treat pediatric feeding disorders. She is excited to be a part of the multidisciplinary team at Miracle Kids Success Academy.
Lesley may be contacted at email@example.com.
Jessica Haynes earned her Bachelors of Science at Arkansas State University and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. Jessica began her time at Miracle Kids during a clinical rotation and loved the atmosphere and facility – it was then that she knew she wanted to be a part of the team. Jessica enjoys working with neurological impairments and creating personalized treatment ideas that not only improve the child’s function, but that they enjoy. In her free time, Jessica loves spending time with her family, traveling, and anything to do with the Arkansas Razorbacks!
Jessica may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Kassie is married with two dogs, Gus and Moose. She began her college career at Arkansas State University but transferred to Concord Career College to pursue occupational therapy. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree. She enjoys traveling and going to concerts with her husband, Rocky. If she could possess one super-human power, it would be to teleport whereever she wanted to go.
Kassie has been trained in the following approaches:
- Handwriting Without Tears, which teaches handwriting skills using developmentally appropriate practice across several disciplines
- pre-chaining and chaining therapy to treat pediatric feeding disorders
- Learn to Play the NDT Way
Kassie may be contacted at email@example.com.