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Joanne Trammel MS, OTR/L Director Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Joanne Trammel MS, OTR/L

Director Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Office: Owen-Redfield Complex 256

(208) 282-2890

tramjoan@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  •  Occupational Therapist - 25 years
  • Special interest in Dementia
  • Instructor, College of Technology OTA program - 1 year

 Professional Highlights

  • Graduated from UNC Chapel Hill
  • Have practiced as an OT in 5 different states
  • Came to Idaho as a traveling OT 20+ years ago

 One of my Favorite Professional Experiences…

As an OT, you are able to go anywhere and work in many different environments. One of my favorite OT experiences was while I was a traveling therapist on Cape Cod. I was there from Labor Day through the middle of December.

 

The day I arrived on the Cape, they were celebrating scallops with a scallop festival right down the road from my apartment! I discovered that seafood is not nearly as good inland after eating fresh from the ocean in New England.

 

I worked with many people that grew up and lived on the Cape their whole lives and was able to perform a home evaluation with one lady that lived in a typical “Cape Codder” home. This means, VERY steep stairs to the second level. She had to sit and slide gently down the stairs on her bottom because her balance was not completely recovered!

 

Part of an OT home evaluation is to assess safety in the kitchen. What better way to do that than have the person prepare CLAM CHOWDER! It was fantastic. The other memorable part of this assignment was seeing Christmas in New England. It was very Norman Rockwell.

Katherine (Kathy) Delgado, COTA/L Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor-Part time

Katherine (Kathy) Delgado, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor-Part time

Office: Owen Redfield Complex 243 B

208-282-3437

delgkath@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant-5 years
  • Settings include: Skilled nursing, acute care, pediatric and adult outpatient, home health

Career Highlights:

  • Graduated from Lone Star Community College, Kingwood Texas, Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2012
  • Special interest in pediatrics
  • AOTA Certified Fieldwork Educator, 2018

Personal Reflection:

During the program when I was in school, I thought it would never end, so much new information to assimilate. It was after graduating and having the opportunity to work with children that the training and hard work paid off. I made the right choice to become an OTA. Applying my education and client-centered approach, I am part of many client successes with increased independence. My desire to teach stemmed from the success I feel as an OTA and how valuable we are in helping people of all ages improve tasks of daily living. I aspire as an educator to help our students excel in understanding a client-centered approach and to be successful with this career choice. We are all unique and learn differently. It’s these differences that improve our self-worth and, in turn, help improve the lives of others.

Karlee Moeai, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor with her family

Karlee Moeai, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant Adjunct Instructor

Office: Owen-Redfield Complex 243B

208-282-3437

moeakarl@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience:

  • Occupational Therapist - 5 years
  • Settings Include: Outpatient pediatrics, home health, and transitional rehab

 Career Highlights:

  • Graduated from the University of Utah, Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2012
  • Completed Sensory Integration Intensive Continuing Education course
  • Instructor, College of Technology OTA Program beginning in 2017

One of my Favorite Professional Experiences…

One of the things I love most about Occupational Therapy is the ability it gives me to help so many different people in so many different ways. If it matters to the person, I can help, and that is such a unique and wonderful thing regarding Occupational Therapy. My goal as an instructor is to be able to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to meet the needs of the individuals they will work with as Occupational Therapy Assistants. I want them to be purposeful, creative, smart and direct, and to have a client-centered, occupational-based approach. If each student graduates with confidence in their skills and has enthusiasm for their profession, I will consider our time together a success.

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