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Milligan OT Expo a showcase of innovative ideas, April 20

At last year's OT Expo, student Kelley Combs designed “The Giant Xylophone” for children who have sensory needs. Her project was donated to Johnson City Schools.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 12, 2016) — Milligan College’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program (M.S.O.T.) will host its 11th annual Occupational Therapy Expo on Wednesday, April 20, from 3-7 p.m. in Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. It is free and open to the public.

The expo will give the community a chance to see creations of new or improved adapted equipment, assessments, promotional materials, books, games, activities, DVDs and training materials made by second-year occupational therapy students. Continuing education credit is available for licensed occupational therapists who attend the expo.

“Year after year, the OT Expo appeals to a broad audience―from parents of young children to caregivers of adults,” said Dr. Jil Smith, associate professor of occupational therapy. “It prepares these soon-to-be occupational therapists to be creative and resourceful in designing interventions and equipment to assist their future clients in any therapy setting.”

This year, students will exhibit 32 individualized products that represent occupational therapy, as well as their own practice interests and knowledge. At the conclusion of the expo, the OT students donate their projects to various agencies and clients.

Occupational therapists work with all ages in a variety of settings. They develop collaborative and personalized interventions that address individual struggles with physical, cognitive, emotional and sensory concerns that impact all areas of life. The expo will provide more information about the services occupational therapists provide to individuals and the community.

For additional information about Milligan’s M.S.O.T. program, call 423.975.8010 or email MSOT@Milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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