Posted: September 28, 2018

Designing Interprofessional Pediatric Education Experiences in Allied Health


We designed clinically based IPE that would have relevance and meaning if it were simply taught to OT or PT students. However, we found that student learning was enhanced when IPE was taught to and experienced by OT and PT students working together. The collaborative interprofessional education experiences first modeled IPE, then allow students to participate in interprofessional activities, then allowed students to reflect on IPE. Data was gathered through analysis of reflective writing, focus groups, student course evaluations, and faculty feedback.


Pediatric, Interprofessional Education, Allied Health, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, IPEC Faculty Development Conference Presentations, IPEC Fall 2018


Dawn Roberts, PhD PT, Springfield College

Elizabeth R. McAnulty, MS OTR/L, Springfield College

Ellen Rainville, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Western New England University