Belmont’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) students made dreams come true at the 2018 Nashville Buddy Walk. They created superhero stickers with the children and their families to place on the front of their sweaters or jackets. Kids could be a variety of popular superheroes, or they could create another type of sticker from dinosaurs to flowers.
The Nashville Buddy Walk is a yearly event to inform the public about Down Syndrome and celebrate children with Down Syndrome and their families. Professor of Occupational and Physical Therapy Dr. Natalie Michaels and her students work the Belmont OT/PT table each year to interact with the children and families and to inform the public about Belmont University and the benefits of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
Students working with Dr. Michaels this year included Kara Reed, Amanda McCutchin, Chantè Bowens, Hailey Scandin, Searcy Fox, Abigail Hamblen, Julia Bilotta, Emma Mace, Erica Williams, Nicole Versace, Savannah Carroll, Kerri Reid, Savannah Peters, Sylvia Aslup and Molly Schneider-Adams. Dozens of kids were eager for a sticker and to meet the Belmont OTD students.