Jessica (Krug) Barnett, M.S.,OTR/L, ATP, CBIS is a consultant for Easterseals Outreach Program and Technology Services. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Master of Science degree, is registered by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy, and licensed by the Arkansas State Medical Board. Jessica has advanced practice certifications which include being recognized as an Assistive Technology Practitioner by the Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America as well as a Brain Injury Specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.
While Jessica has experience working in a variety of settings, she has always had a passion for school-based therapy. She transitioned from her role as a school-based therapist to her current role as a consultant with esOPTS in November of 2019. As an esOPTS consultant, she has supported other educational professionals through her contributions to the short-term loan program, development of professional learning opportunities related to school-based therapy and assistive technology, assisted with the development and publishing of the Guidance for School-Based Occupational Therapy in Arkansas Public Schools, served on the Arkansas School-Based Therapy Conference leadership committee, and her role in the Assistive Technology Project, Related-Service Project and CIRCUIT.
Jessica is a member of the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association in which she serves as the chair for the school-based therapy committee. Jessica is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and the Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. She also represents Arkansas in multiple state and national communities of practice; State Leaders of Assistive Technology in Education, Occupational Therapy’s Role in School Mental Health, ESSA OT Advocacy Network, and the Arkansas Related-Services CoP.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys waterskiing, hiking, off-roading, and spending time with her daughters, Sophie (14) and Mattie Grace (8).