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Tickle therapy

March 6, 2010 | 10:15 p.m. CST
From left, MU junior Taylor McMillan, an occupational therapy student, MU junior Jessica Reaves, a pre-occupational therapy student, and Malinda Jackson, 5, tickle Thomas Jackson, 7, at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. McMillan and Reaves serve as volunteer coaches for the gymnastics program and have worked with Thomas for about two years through Boone County Family Resources and the Thompson Center for Autism.

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