Interview with Kayla
Tell us about yourself
I am a wife and mother. I have a 15 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. We have a total of eleven pets. I am originally from Pierre, SD. I have a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Why did you become a COTA?
I became a COTA because I wanted a change from teaching and I like to create things.
Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Imaginative?
I have been told that things I do are creative, but honestly I probably wasn’t the first to think of it. I usually do different ideas found on Pinterest or an Occupational Therapy Facebook group.
What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?
I like TEAM 4 Kids for the collaboration with the other disciplines.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
If I had one wish, it would be to own a castle and host events there.
Nominations for Kayla:
“Kayla always comes up with fun and creative ideas to help her kiddos learn skills. I love the button tie she created.”
“Kayla is Imaginative with her therapy activities, she is always willing to try new things with clients and help them with their creativity.”
“Kayla’s creativity when making therapeutic activities for the OT department to use with clients to keep them engaged is amazing! She is very creative in the use of common, household objects to make these activities.”
“Whenever I come in in the morning Kayla has index cards made and she is coming up with different, fun tactics and games to do with her kiddos. When I see her with her kids she is enjoying it as much as they are.”
“Kayla is so creative and is always coming up with ideas on how to make her messy play class fun and exciting for her kiddos! Her wheels are always turning and she comes up with awesome ideas.”