Faculty and students from Occupational Therapy represent Brenau at UGA Summer Institute

Sixteen students from Brenau’s School of Occupational Therapy participated in the University of Georgia’s Preparation of Interdisciplinary Providers (PIPs) Project’s inaugural Summer Institute held May 31-June 2 in Dawsonville, Georgia. Students were accompanied by Brenau OT faculty Irma Alvarado and Laura Carpenter.

The PIPs Project, “Serving Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with High-Intensity Needs Through Evidence-Based Preparation of Interdisciplinary Providers,” is a personnel preparation grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. Over the course of two days, UGA PIPs scholars who are graduate students in Birth Through Kindergarten or Speech-Language Pathology worked with Brenau OT students to build interdisciplinary collaboration skills to learn how to support young children with complex needs and their families using evidence-based practices.

More information about the project can be found at coe.uga.edu/news/2018/12/pips-project-highlighted-by-u-s-department-of-education.