Ashlea Cardin

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Assistant Professor (Occ. Therapy)
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

Academic Interests

Pediatric Occupational Therapy, specifically care of the Neonatal Intensive Care infants

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • One of only two Board Certified Pediatric OT’s in the State of Missouri
  • Recent speaking engagement at the Arab Health Conference in Dubai, UAE

Previous Experience

  • 14 years OT practice in pediatrics/NICU at Mercy Hospital


Springfield, MO


  • Gardening
  • Sewing
  • Fitness
  • Watching my kids play hockey and do gymnastics
  • I love being outside!

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Research line goal—to create an occupation-based assessment for use by OT’s in the NICU

Life Outside the University

  • I do pro-bono work (pediatric OT service) with the Old Order Amish community in Seymour, MO


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