Eva Barnett, M.S., OTR/L
Ms. Barnett graduated from Kennesaw State University in 1993 with a BA in Studio Art. She was a Preschool teacher for 5 years and then moved on to teach art for Pre-K through 6th grade at a private school in Macon, Georgia for 5 more years. She also administered vision screenings in preschools across Middle Georgia for Georgia Prevent Blindness. Ms. Barnett always had a love for horse and had owned them for many years. In 2005, she began handling and training horses for a Hippotherapy program. This type of therapy incorporates patients riding a horse while Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists administer therapeutic treatment toward set goals. Hippotherapy helps strengthen core muscles, mimic a natural human gait in the rider’s hips, and provides the sensory movement input that aids in a child’s attention to their tasks. During this time, she decided to apply to Occupational Therapy school. She started at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 2010 and completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in August of 2012. She has been a therapist from this point on for almost eight years with all concentration in Pediatrics. She has done some treatment through Hippotherapy, as well as the typical clinical setting. Ms. Barnett loves all the children she treats and often refers to them as her kids. She believes that there needs to be a balance between respect and authority with the children she sees and that too much of one or the other is the cause of many difficulties in a child/adult relationships.