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News: Roane State OTA students present their work at statewide conference

News: Roane State OTA students present their work at statewide conference

Nov. 29, 2016

Three Roane State Community College occupational therapy assistant students presented their work at a state conference.

Ariel McFadden of Cleveland, Dan Morelock of Knoxville and Ryan Shuler of Knoxville shared their research at this fall’s annual conference of the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.

McFadden co-presented with Roane State program director Teri Gergen on the topic “Modified Item Administration of the Berg Balance Test.”  Morelock and Shuler, along with Roane State fieldwork coordinator Susan Sain, discussed “PTSD and Suicidal Ideation in Veterans.”

“Presenting work to OTA professionals is a great experience and an honor for our students,” Sain said. “Each student’s research contributes to the body of knowledge in our field, and that is very exciting.”

Roane State’s OTA program consists of three semesters of academic preparation and one semester of full-time fieldwork education leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

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