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Faculty members and students at the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences recently recognized for contributions to the field of occupational therapy:
Amber Ward, adjunct faculty in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Cabarrus College, recently passed the Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) test becoming the sixth person in North Carolina and the only person at Carolinas HealthCare System with this designation.
The SMS certification recognizes demonstrated competencies in seating and mobility assessment, funding resources, implementation of intervention and outcome assessment and follow-up.
In addition to receiving this prestigious certification, Amber also has been invited to speak at several upcoming national and international conferences.
Two adjunct faculty members in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Cabarrus College were honored at this year’s North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference (NCOTA), the largest gathering of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students in the state.
Amber Ward was presented with the Suzanne C. Scullin Award, the highest award honored by the NCOTA. Brandon Scott was presented with the Outstanding Practice for Clinical Education Award.
A group of Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students were recognized at the September 2013 City of Greensboro County Commissioners meeting for their work at Camp Joy last summer. The camp’s program coordinator publically thanked the students for going “above and beyond” in their work, which was meaningful and beneficial to the campers.
Courtney Cole, Deborah Powell Dorsett, Tamika Lattimore, John Snider, Brittany Turner and Katie Yacevich were the Cabarrus College students honored.
The students completed their service learning projects at the camp, where they helped attendees with disabilities. Camp Joy is a summer day camp for people ages 5 and older who have mental, physical and/or visual special needs. It is a City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department program provided through the MainStream Resources Unit.