Dinner and Presentation Open to the Public
Please RSVP to Michelle in the PSC office by 12 Noon Wednesday April 12th, 2017
GUEST SPEAKER: Tracy Landmann
Tracey will discuss the use of art as a tool to stimulate cognitive development, focusing on a trio of murals she created for UD GoBabyGo!. The purpose of GoBabyGo!, an international program headquartered at the University of Delaware, is to provide independent transportation opportunities for young, mobility-impaired children, who are otherwise dependent on others for movement from a fixed position.
The program’s goals include: enriching social interaction with the toddler’s peer group, providing possibilities for exploration of previously inaccessible items, and otherwise allowing for greatly enhanced sensory perception. Here, Tracey used her art abilities in order to broaden the cognitive development power of GoBabyGo! by stimulating imagination, providing a sense of control, and encouraging minds to consider alternative scenarios, therefore helping to prepare the children involved for existence in a challenging society. She is of the strong belief that mental and physical development can be used to nourish one another.