Meagan Seaton graduated in 2021 from West Virginia University with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Health. She continued her graduate education at West Virginia University, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. During her graduate schooling, Meagan gained experience in acute care, skilled nursing, school systems, and the outpatient pediatric setting, including a trainee position at the Feeding and Swallowing Clinic at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities. Throughout her schooling, Meagan was employed as a personal care aide for an autistic teen and served as community service chairperson for WVU’s Pediatric Entertainment Program, which worked to provide meaningful experiences to disadvantaged youth. Through these experiences, Meagan gained a deeper understanding of pediatric disabilities, more specifically how beneficial Occupational Therapy can be in the formative years of a child’s life. Meagan’s areas of special interest include feeding therapy, sensory processing disorders, and reflex integration. In her spare time, Meagan enjoys spending time with her family, building puzzles, and going to live music events. A fun fact about her is that she has seen over 35 artists live in concert!
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”