This course provides an extensive introduction to the assessment
of normal and pathological / psychological growth and development
of neonates, infants, toddlers and pre-school children.
Normal children from infancy through age 36 months are studied
in a non-clinical program. The Child and Parent Center at Hall-Mercer
offers children, six months to three years of age, the opportunity
to be with peers, parents and care givers in an environment that
fosters enjoyment and self-confidence.
The child and family component provides experience with emotionally
disturbed children, three years to six years of age, in Hall-Mercers
Therapeutic Activities Program (TAP).
Students will be involved in a variety of settings including
infant stimulation in the neonatal nurseries at Pennsylvania
Hospital, Infant social stimulation in the center. In addition
to participation in case management conferences, readings are
assigned and one-on-one interaction with children is available.