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Milligan OT Expo slated for April 12

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Featured at a previous OT Expo, “The Giant Xylophone” was designed by OT student Kelley Combs for children who have sensory needs. Her project was donated to Johnson City Schools.

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 7, 2017) — Milligan College’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program will host its 12th annual Occupational Therapy Expo on Wednesday, April 12, from 3-7 p.m. in Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. The event 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 is an incredible showcase of innovative ideas brought to fruition by our soon-to-be occupational therapists,” said Dr. Jil Smith, associate professor of occupational therapy. “It prepares these OT students to be creative and resourceful in designing interventions and equipment to assist their future clients in any therapy setting.”

This year, students will exhibit 28 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.

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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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