The Department of Occupational Therapy, along with the Department of Nursing at Saint Francis University hosted their annual, interdisciplinary Baby Day event on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Raymond Hall.
A total of 13 families and 23 "babies" ranging in age from 4 weeks-old up to 5 years-old participated in this day. Thirty eight Occupational Therapy students and 22 Nursing students, along with faculty members from both departments participate in this community-based lab.
Students benefited from this interdisciplinary event as they were able to observe and interact with all of the "babies" and engage in hands-on learning to better understand all concepts of typical development including reflexes, motor milestones, and most importantly, play.
Positive feedback was received from both the students and the parents/caregivers who participated in this event. We were also fortunate that five OT alumni were eager to come back as participants with their "babies.