Madison Harlow, COTA
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Madison attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), in hopes to pursue a career in pharmacology. However, after attending a major’s fair and learning more about the field of occupational therapy, she knew it was the perfect fit. Madison completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program with a 4.0 and maintained an overall GPA of a 3.7. In December of 2016, she graduated with an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy degree and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies Management and Marketing. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she intends on applying to the Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program at ULM. She has obtained her Louisiana state license and has received her National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).riginally from Jennings, Mika realized that she wanted to become an occupational therapist in high school following a hospital tour of an impressive therapy department. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from McNeese State University, she completed the Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA in 2006.
While at ULM, Madison was involved in many on-campus organizations. She was a member of the Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity, the Student Occupational Therapy Association, Scouts, St. Jude Up ‘Til Dawn and was also a member of the Order of Omega Honorary Fraternity and Mortar Board Honor Society.
Madison completed her clinical fieldwork at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital where she gained experience working with adults with orthopedic injuries, neurological impairments, and spinal cord injuries. After completing her fieldwork rotation at West Cal-Cam, she completed additional clinical fieldwork at Hope Therapy Center. At Hope, she gained experience working with adult patients, concentrating on stroke rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury recovery, and various therapies for orthopedic injuries. She also gained pediatric experience working alongside children with autism, sensory processing disorders, cerebral palsy, and other varying developmental delays. She likes to define occupational therapy as a way of helping individuals gain or regain skills to maximize independence and function within their everyday lives. She believes that occupational therapy puts the “fun” in “functional”.
Madison is a native of Lake Charles, LA where she graduated top of her class from Sam Houston High School. When she is not working or completing school assignments, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shopping, reading, watching Netflix, and playing with her dogs.