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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

New London, OH
September 07, 2018

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Cynthia (Candy) A. DeBoard, COTA/L


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New London, OH 44851


“A doctor may save your life, but an OT will help you live it.” Summary of Qualifications

• 570 Hours of Clinical Experience

• NBCOT Certification

• OH COTA license

• Field Experience in Pediatric, Mental Health, and Physical Dysfunction Settings for over 100 hours

• 17 years of experience working with diverse clients with numerous disabilities

• Effective strategies for implementing clients’ individual plans

• Proactive Environment Management Skills

• Experience in planning, organizing, budgeting, and constructing 3400 square foot home

• Volunteer at 2016 OOTA Conference


Associate in Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant EHOVE Career Center/Lorain County Community College, Milan, Ohio December 2017

• Therapy Concepts

• Assistive Technology

• Activity Analysis

• Neuromuscular Applications

Bachelor of Science in Education, Early Childhood Education Bowling Green State University, Huron, Ohio May 2011

• Young Child with Disabilities: Risk Factors

• Assessment: Young Children

• Implement Inclusive Environment

• Nurturing Positive Behavior

OTA Experience

Blue Sky Therapy Ashland and Mansfield, Ohio

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant – PRN May 2018 – Present

• Provide occupational therapy services to assigned residents under the supervision of an occupational therapist on an as needed basis

• Provide individualized therapeutic treatment for each assigned resident according to the residents’ goals and plans of care

• Proficiently document treatment session using Rehab Optima Kingston of Ashland Ashland, Ohio

Fieldwork Level II – Skilled Nursing Facility October 2017 – December 2017

• Effectively implement intervention plans developed by occupational therapist for clients recovering from joint replacement, amputation, stroke, cardiac surgery, and weakness associated with aging

• Consult with team to report patient’s current conditions and their progress in achieving occupational goals

• Provide outstanding patient care and maintained appropriate records using Rehab Optima

• Completed 263 hours of on-site clinical requirements with 85% productivity Mercy Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Willard, Ohio Fieldwork Level II August 2017 – October 2017

• Provided individualized intervention in diverse settings including hospital inpatient, outpatient pediatric, home based intervention provided by school district, and school-based services for children in preschool to eighth grade

• Completed 307 hours of on-site clinical requirements point of service documentation Cynthia (Candy) A. DeBoard, COTA/L Page 2 of 2

OTA Experience – continued

Smithville Western Skilled Nursing Facility Wooster, Ohio Fieldwork Level I - Physical Dysfunction June 2016 – April 2017

• Instruct and educate clients in strengthening exercises and activities of daily living

• Effectively implement intervention plan with client to enhance her independence

• Observe wheelchair evaluations, home safety evaluations, and initial assessments for new client evaluation Mansfield Spanish Immersion and Pre – K Mansfield, Ohio Fieldwork Level I - Pediatric June 2016 – April 2017

• Participate in a team environment during Individualized Education Program meetings following school protocol

• Observe standardized evaluations and school-based interventions for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Volunteer Experience

Sports Force Parks Camp for Special Needs Kids, Sandusky, Ohio June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017 Four-week camp for special needs kids and siblings in grades K-graduation.

• Assist and encourage a variety of children with special needs to participate in athletic activities

• Adapt activities for the children’s abilities to promote their successful participation in the activities Delay of the Disease at Amherst Manor, Amherst, Ohio March 9, 2017 – May 4, 2017 Twelve-week exercise program developed to optimize the physical functioning of people with Parkinson’s disease


• Assist clients with Parkinson’s diseases (PD) and a various skills levels to participate in the exercise program Fatherhood Program: Celebrate Fathers Event, Norwalk, Ohio June 13, 2016 – June 18, 2016 Father’s Day Event for fathers to spend quality time with their children as together they actively participate in the event’s activities and enjoy lunch as a family.

• Effectively met with Celebrate Fathers Committee to develop, plan, and implement the awarded grant

• Organize an event with quality leisure activities for 37 adults and 17 children Related Experience

Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron, & Richland Counties, Inc., Head Start Sandusky, Ohio Teacher August 2011 – June 2016

December 2006 – June 2010

• Effectively differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students, using individual planning forms with personal accommodations

• Observe, plan, teach, and assess to inform and modify instruction for multi-cultural classes with many levels of abilities

Western Reserve Local Schools, Preschool Wakeman, Ohio Educational Assistant October 1999 – June 2006

• Create a positive learning environment as described by school guidelines

• Encourage students to engage in small group and whole group activities

• Establish positive rapport with students, parents, teaching staff, and administrators through face-to-face contact and written communication

Erie-Huron-Ottawa Educational Service Center, Western Reserve Preschool Sandusky, Ohio Educational Assistant October 1999 – June 2003

• Performed the same duties as Western Reserve Local Schools, the position transferred from a county position to a school district position

Professional Development

• American Heart Association, First Aid and CPR January 24, 2018

• Child Abuse Prevention September 16, 2015

• Communicable Disease for Child Care September 11, 2015

• Ohio Technology Integrated Pathways Basic Technology Skill Modules

• Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word

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