Sunny “Amber” Mckee, M.S, OTR/L
Amber graduated with her Master’s in Science with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas in 2003. She has worked with pediatric, adult, and geriatric clients as well as having taught in academia over the years, but her heart has always been with kiddos of all ages. Amber has 16 years of experience in a variety of pediatric settings (daycare habilitation centers, public daycares/pre-schools, private practice, home health and school district) with children who have a range of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, PANDAS, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Anoxic Brain injuries, Behavioral Disorders, Spina Bifida, Neural Tube Defect, Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect, Heart Transplant, Sensory Processing Disorder, Low Vision, Albinism, Shaken Baby/Impact syndrome, CMV, fetal Alcohol syndrome, feeding and swallowing disorders, Social/Emotional disorders, Learning Disabilities and general Developmental Delay. She has also worked with children with rare disorders, such as CHARGE syndrome, Turner syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Fragile X, Friedreich’s Ataxia and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and she has home health experience with those who are medically fragile. Amber has extensive experience and training in Sensory Integration and Praxis principles and techniques. Her own personal journey with sensory processing difficulties has developed a strong empathetic passion to help all children learn safe and appropriate coping mechanisms and strategies for improving overall self-regulation and modulation in today’s chaotic world that is filled with a constant stream of sensory stimulation and overload. Amber adores all children of all ages and is passionate about providing early intervention for those children who need a little extra help during those first formative years of life. She is a strong proponent of using various forms of communication, sign language, PECS communication system and augmentative and speech generating communication devices to help children find their voices to better communicate with their peers and all of society. Amber is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears program, Wilbarger Brushing Protocol and Primitive Reflex Integration. Her dream is to one day be part of a Hippotherapy (horse therapy) Occupational Therapy program. It is her goal to make occupational therapy meaningful through purposeful/fun play, as well as to educate the child’s family and caregivers on how to help their child live a more productive and independent life at home, school and in the community. In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending most of her time with her family! However, she also enjoys riding horses, reading, shopping and spending time in the sun and water. Amber is a native of Forrest City, Arkansas and spends a lot of time traveling back and forth to visit her family back home. Amber lives in Bella Vista, Arkansas with her husband, Shane, son, Collier and the best fur baby ever, Dexter
Amber may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanna Todd, OTD, OTR/L
Hanna graduated with her Bachelors in Kinesiology for the University of Arkansas in 2014 and then earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Arkansas State University in 2018. After moving to Northwest Arkansas, she knew that Kids Unlimited Learning Academy would be the perfect fit for her to start her career as an OT. Hanna is passionate about empowering individuals to seek joy in their daily life and promoting independence. In her spare time, she likes to go to concerts, hike, watch movies, and travel. Everyone loves Hanna for her bubbly and outgoing personality. If she could possess one super-human power it would be the ability to fly! She hopes to one day get a therapy dog too!
Hanna may be contacted at email@example.com.
Dara Ward, COTA/L
Dara received her her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science in 2017 and then became certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2018 from Arkansas State University. She is married to her wonderful husband, Josh Ward. Dara first join the KULA team as a contract employee. She fell in love with our kiddos, staff, and all that we stand for so she knew this was the place for her! She is passionate about helping children reach their goals and become self-sufficient. In Dara’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and golden doodle! She loves all things sports, outdoors, and traveling. If she could possess one super-human power it would be the ability to heal!
Dara may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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