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Tia Gamelin is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina where she was founder and president of the student chapter of AOTA. Tia has been a  speaker for the OT Association in Virginia and Ohio in areas of pediatric hand splinting, burn care and sensory processing disorder.  She is a three time presenter for the Special Olympics, South Carolina Leadership Conference where she received the 2016 Champion Award for Special Olympics for advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Tia has been a guest lecturer for the South Carolina Down Syndrome Association, The Ohio Early Childhood Advisory Council, The National Institute for Learning Disabilities and various other community and professional organizations. She was the head coach and founder of the Special Olympics Stand Up Paddle board team in South Carolina, the second team of its kind in the nation. She is a member of the AOTA and has been board certified by the NBCOT since 1997. She has been a mentor and guide to a number of Occupational Therapists who have gone on to own their own practices and become champions of innovative therapeutic practices.

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