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Carson Short, OTD, OTR/L

Carson graduated with her Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2017 from Lyon College and then earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Arkansas State University in 2020. She is married with one spunky, adorable little girl! She had her first clinical rotation at our sister company, Miracle Kids Success Academy, and loved seeing how much fun “work” could be. Carson liked how you could work with the classroom staff, but also be able to have the clinic setting when needed. She has a go-with-the-flow and flexible attitude, which is crucial to have in an ever-changing setting like KULA. She came to Kids Unlimited Learning Academy with experience in a pediatric mental health setting, so she brings a unique perspective to the therapeutic process that we appreciate and love! Carson is passionate about seeing children be autonomous in meaningful daily activities, but is particularly interested feeding, sensory integration, and reflex integration. She is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association (AROTA).

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Heather Litchford, M.S., OTR/L

Heather graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale in 2003 with her bachelors degree in occupational therapy. She is married with four children; Ian, Gavin, Daisy, and Ella! She joined Kids Unlimited Learning Academy with 12 years of experience in pediatrics for clinic-based, school-based, and early intervention services; which allowed her to develop a well rounded approach to serving our population. In Heather’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, running with her sons, and staying active in their church community. She is nurturing, compassionate, and energetic! If Heather could possess one super-human power, it would be the ability to read minds or fly. Heather’s favorite part of working at KULA is that her primary focus of her job is helping others be their best self! She is trained in Learning without Tears, PECS, and has a certification in therapeutic listening.

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