Sarah Selvaggi-Hernandez has served as full-time faculty in the occupational therapy department at Bay Path University since 2016; previously, she served as an adjunct professor. During her time at Bay Path University, Sarah has taught classes such as Research in Health Care, Play and Leisure Across the Lifespan, and the graduate-level pediatric and mental health sequences for the OTA/PTA to MOT Bridge Program.
As an occupational therapist, Sarah worked in residential treatment facility for adolescent boys. She also worked in early intervention, primarily with toddlers on the autism spectrum. Her specialties include pediatrics, mental health, and sensory integration. Sarah has earned an award for excellence in teaching and has presented at a national conference after co-authoring a children’s book to help children and parents with PTSD. Sarah and her husband Jeremy have five children and currently serve as therapeutic foster parents for Department of Children and Families in Connecticut. She earned her Master in Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University in 2014. She is currently in the process of earning her Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy with research focused on the importance of play to improve physical and mental wellness.