The Physical and Occupational Therapy Department at Arkansas School for the Deaf provides a variety of services.  These services include, but are not limited to, evaluation and treatment of children with physical disabilities, developmental delays, perceptual-motor problems, feeding and sensory problems; provide and obtain adaptive equipment needs; parent counseling.

Please meet our staff:

 

Millie Whitley, Physical Therapist

Millie has been a wonderful asset to the faculty, students, and parents of Arkansas School for the Deaf.  With 30 years of experience in her field.  She has worked at Arkansas School for the Deaf for 14 years.  Prior to working here, she worked at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Millie has worked with a variety of children with a variety of diagnoses and disabilities.  The majority of her time is with children that have neuromuscular problems, and skeletal disorders.  These issues are frequently found in children with Cerebral Palsy, CMV, William’s Syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, and Down’s syndrome as well as those with undiagnosed disabilities.

Millie received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee in 1981.  She has specialized training in pediatrics and geriatrics.

On a personal note, Millie has lived in Little Rock, AR for 14 years, after she moved from Memphis, TN.  She has been married for 27 years and has 2 daughters.  Most of her volunteer work has revolved around young people as a Girl Scout Leader, Church Youth Group Leader and classroom helper at the various schools that her daughters have attended.  She really wants to offer all kid whatever she can, so that they can do whatever they want, because she feels all kids deserve that.

 

 

Lyndal Green, Occupational Therapist

Lyndal has been a tremendous support to the faculty, students, and parents of Arkansas School for the Deaf.  With 26 years of experience in her field she has kept children here at Arkansas School for the Deaf motivated through her creativity and knowledge.  She worked many different places, such as Easter Seals, Francis Allen School, Arkansas Pediatric Facility, Helping Hands, Pediatric Therapy Services, public school, and other private clinics, all before finding a home here at Arkansas School for the Deaf.

Lyndal has always worked in pediatrics; among this population she has provided services to children with a variety of diagnoses.  Cerebral Palsy, William’s Syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, Learning disabilities, CMV, Deaf-Blind, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and DOOR Syndrome are just some of the types of children she has worked with.

Lyndal received a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway in 1986.  She is trained to address sensory issues, visual perceptual skills, handwriting, reflex integration, and modifications for the classroom and home.

On a personal note, Lyndal was born and raised in Little Rock, AR.  She has been married for 26 years and has 2 wonderful children in college who enjoy coming to ASD to visit students that have known them for years.  Helping children has always been her focus and she enjoys the pediatric population the most.  She also really enjoys continuing to learn sign language, and has used the benefits of signing with other children in therapy outside of ASD.