Assessment and Intervention with the High Risk Infant in the NICU and During the Transition to Home

Course Description:

This two day seminar will focus on practical strategies to address behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment and intervention with high risk infants in the NICU.  Factors related to parenting, the NICU environment, and the effects of altered sensory and motor experiences will be explored.  Through video analysis, demonstration and case examples, participants will practice their clinical problem-solving skills for this specialized setting. Participants will enhance their observational and clinical skills, improving early identification of therapeutic needs that define targeted interventions in the NICU and during the transition home.

At the completion of this seminar, course participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss key elements of behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment for high risk infants in the NICU and at home.
  2. Demonstrate assessment strategies used with high risk infants in the NICU, including components of the Dubowitz Optimality Scale, the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), the Preemie-Neuro and the Neonatal Eating Outcome Scale.
  3. Incorporate assessment and treatment strategies appropriate at different postmenstrual ages and across and across different medical interventions, including therapeutic handling, and sensory-motor activities that improve function and developmental skills.

What others are saying:

"The level of research analysis combined with clinical application make this a valuable course for any NICU therapist adding to their knowledge base regardless of field." -
K Sherrard, SLP

"I am thankful that Dr. Pineda came to Central Texas. She is very knowledgeable. The presentation was excellent and well organized. I found every piece of the conference practical for daily work in the NICU. Whether the clinician is new to the NICU or experienced, this conference is worth one's time." - J Togami, SLP

"Great course!! Bobbi is a great teacher and a wealth of knowledge for anyone working in the NICU." - S Sheppard, OT



The National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) and Education Resources, Inc. announce a partnership to strengthen the quality and accessibility of continuing education for neonatal therapists.

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Roberta Pineda

Session 1 October 13-14, 2018
Washington, DC (Map)

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Session 2 November 16-17, 2018
Robbinsdale, MN (Map)

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