Hays High grad earns doctorate of occupational therapy – Hays Post


LEAVENWORTH – Sierra Eichman was certainly one of 11 college students receiving a Doctorate of Occupational Remedy on Might 4 from the College of Saint Mary. The college lately obtained accreditation for its Occupational Remedy Program for the longest doable accreditation interval. Sierra was among the many inaugural class receiving their OTD as a part of the a hundred and first graduating class from USM.

Sierra has accomplished intensive fieldwork at USD 453 in Leavenworth, Kansas, College of Kansas A number of Sclerosis Achievement Middle in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas, and the Veterans Administration’s Domiciliary in Leavenworth. She additionally accomplished each inpatient and outpatient rotations at HaysMed and an outpatient pediatric rotation in 2023. Sierra lately accomplished her Doctoral Capstone Expertise with the Leavenworth college district working with fifth and sixth grade college students investigating the constructive impression of sensory regulation on habits. She drafted her capstone undertaking entitled Sensory Regulation Programming Paired with Social-Emotional Studying Curriculum to Enhance Conduct in an Instructional Setting in April and introduced the outcomes of her capstone research to the general public on Might third. Along with her course work, Sierra was the President of the campus’ Scholar Occupational Remedy Affiliation (SOTA), attended the 2023 nationwide convention for the American Occupational Remedy Affiliation (AOTA), and was awarded the 2023 Graduate Scholar Management Award from the College of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Sierra is getting ready for her Nationwide Board for Certification in Occupational Remedy examination and has accepted an Inpatient OT place with HaysMed starting later this yr.

Sierra graduated from Hays Excessive College as a 4.0 honors pupil and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Well being Professions from Fort Hays State College in 2021. Whereas at FHSU, Sierra participated in and held varied management roles in quite a few campus organizations. Moreover, she was additionally acknowledged as a 2021 graduate of the FHSU Honors School. She is the daughter of Dave and Sheila Eichman, Hays, the granddaughter of Ronald and Carol Whitehurst, Backyard Metropolis, and the late Cleo and Frances Eichman, previously of Palco.

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