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Laini Leindecker

(330)401-2916 | Leindecker.5@buckeyemail.osu.edu

EDUCATION
The Ohio State University May 2020
College of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Specialization: Global Health

University at Albany, State University of New York May 2017


Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
Minor: Psychology and Sociology
Honors: Dean’s List | Overall GPA: 3.73 | Full Athletic Scholarship | Presidential Honor Society

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare - Athens, OH March 2018
Level 1 Mental Health Fieldwork
Worked with one individual throughout the week doing an occupational profile, completing a chart review,
administering the COPM, performing a 1:1 intervention, and writing SOAP notes for each interaction
Planned and implemented a leisure group and a revive and refresh group for individuals with mental health
illnesses
Assisted the occupational therapist, art therapist, and music therapist with the groups they ran throughout the
week

Ohio State Outpatient Rehabilitation – Gahanna, OH September 2018


Level 1 Physical Dysfunction Fieldwork
Co-treated individuals with many different diagnoses alongside the occupational therapist at the clinic.
Performed many evaluations and discharges through administering assessments such as the COPM, ROM, MMT,
dynamometer, box and block, and 9-hole peg
Completed an occupational profile, completed chart reviews, performed 1:1 intervention, wrote SOAP notes for
each session

Westerville City Schools Preschool – Westerville, OH October 2018


Level 1 School Based Fieldwork
Co-treated children on caseload with many different diagnoses and needs alongside the occupational therapist
in the preschool classroom
Completed intervention plans, implemented treatments, and wrote SOAP notes for chosen children each week,
picking up an additional child each week for 6 weeks
Planned and led a positive mental health group with 10 preschoolers involving self-regulation songs, yoga,
story time, and a sensory based discussion

HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCE


Independent Home Health Aide– Columbus, OH May 2017-Present
Home Occupation Aide
Working with a man living with Multiple Sclerosis to help him maintain his independence of safely living alone
Providing help with IADLs including medication management, meal prep, household necessities, and financial
management

University at Albany Sports Medicine - Albany, NY Jan 2015–May 2017


Training Room Volunteer
Provided trainers assistance during athletic competition and practice to allow them to meet athletes needs
Prepared the training room by folding towels, restocking tape, cleaning tables for student athletes

LEADERSHIP
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) – Columbus, OH June 2017-Present
President 2018, First Year Representative 2017
Organize and run general body and executive board meetings once a month
Volunteer at most SOTA run events such as wheelchair rugby and the Jane Case Smith 5K
Made arrangements for OSU OT students to travel to Washington D.C. and advocate for our profession at the
Capitol
Volunteered for two weeks in December at a Children’s Home in Baphumelele, South Africa running group
therapy sessions twice a day with 4-6 year-olds

University at Albany Women’s Volleyball Team - Albany, NY Aug 2013-May 2017


Division I Student-Athlete
Elected by coaches and teammates as 2014, 2015, 2016 Team Captain, based on leadership skills
Communicate and interact daily with diverse group of 15+ teammates, coaches, administrators, and support
staff
Learn to give and accept constructive feedback enduring a variety of successes and failures
Complete tasks at hand while performing under pressure situations
Demonstrate time management and organizational skills while balancing practice, competition, school work,
and travel
America East Conference Honors:
Nine-time Player of the Week, Three-time All-Conference selection, One-time Player of the Year, Two-time All-
Academic Team, Two-time Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year, Two-time Helping Hands Award
Additional Honors:
Two-time State University of New York (SUNY) Volleyball Scholar Athlete, 2017 Senior CLASS Award

Student Athlete Advisory Committee - Albany, NY Aug 2013-Present


President 2016, Vice President 2015
UAlbany Female Representative on America East SAAC
Organized year-long toiletry drive, canned food drive, readings to elementary school students, adopt-a-family
and much more requiring participation from all student athletes at the University
Chosen as female representative for the America East at the 2016 NCAA Leadership Forum in Phoenix, Arizona
Received UAlbany Presidents Leadership Award-Athletic Leadership 2016, UAlbany Presidents Outstanding
Senior Leadership Award 2017

Legion Volleyball Club - East Greenbush, NY Dec 2013-May 2017


Assistant Coach 12U (2013), 15U (2014), 17U (2015)
Develop and execute two weekly practice plans for young players
Travel for competition multiple weekends a month encouraging and coaching girls to excel

VOLUNTEER
Mission Trips- Tegucigalpa, Honduras & Thomazeau, Haiti Dec 2015, March 2017
Team Leader
Organized mission trip collecting money, booking flights, filling out paper work and planning activities
Worked mornings with the native men sanding, priming and painting walls of a church
Prepared and led vacation bible school in the afternoons for 40 children

ACTIVITIES
Treasurer and member of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) August 2017-Present
Member of Student of Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

ADDITONAL SKILLS
EPIC Experience
CPR Certified