Looking back on it, I know this was a path God laid out for me.

Kerri Hooten


Kerri is a native of Conway and a proud graduate of Conway High School. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. Since then, she has spent more than 15 years in outpatient pediatric clinics, public and private schools, as well as developmental preschools. She is married and has three boys: Chase, Connor, and Cade. “Most often, you will find us enjoying the outdoors. We love being at the lake for tubing, kneeboarding, and fishing,” she says. She enjoys being the biggest cheerleader for her boys in baseball, tennis, cross country, and all of their interests and activities.

She first worked for Baptist Health in outpatient clinics, and there developed her interest in human anatomy and the study of postural and physical dysfunction. Once she and her husband began a family, her interest in the development of their children led to a career shift. “Looking back on it, I know this was a path God laid out for me,” she says. She went on to specialize in feeding dysfunction, sensory processing dysfunction, ADD, ADHD, behavior disorders, dyslexia and dysgraphia, and Autism. “Occupational therapy is a very diverse profession. We work with a variety of populations and in many different settings,” she says. “I love that my career focuses on the holistic healing of children and adults. I especially love that our goals for children are directed toward improved function in school, home, and the community.”

Kerri and Adrienne both value the hands-on approach taken by therapists at Reach. “We are committed here to find the best possible outcomes for each child that comes in the door,” she says. “We do that through hiring the very best therapists, believing in our children and our families, empowering them to do the work that will make a difference, and collaborating within this wonderful community.