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Occupational Therapy


Service to Others

water skiing
Access to Waves adaptive clinic

The program's curriculum enables students to learn by doing and allows them to apply their knowledge to serve communities, from the local to the international. One such student is Janna Syester '07, who worked with young children with disabilities in an orphanage in Ukraine, where occupational therapy is not available.

Our department also participates in St. Ambrose's wide-ranging service learning initiatives. The OT Department's Assistive Technology Outreach Services or work with Up with Families and area refugees are a few examples. The picture to the right highlights another program where faculty and students routinely help individuals with disabilities experience water skiing at the "Access to Waves" adaptive clinic.

This dedication to service doesn't end at graduation. Alumna Angie DeLost '98 led an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build in Pekin, Ill., for the family of one of her pediatric clients.