Intervention for the High Risk Infant: Providing Services in the NICU and During the Transition Home

Course Description:

This two day seminar offers practical strategies toward a contextual approach to behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment and intervention. Video, demonstration and case examples will be used throughout the seminar to introduce the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), to illustrate feeding assessment and intervention and to train participants in administration and scoring of the Posture and Fine Motor Assessment of Infants. Participants will enhance their clinical skills through creative problem-solving around developmental and therapeutic intervention in the NICU and during the transition home.

At the completion of this seminar, course participants will be able to:
1. Explain how a contextual model can be used to enhance fulfillment of occupational roles, tasks and expectations for infants, families and staff within the NICU environment and during the transition home.
2. List key elements of behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment for high risk infants in the NICU and at home.
3. Describe appropriate use of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) for high risk infants between 28 weeks and 2 months corrected age.
4. Administer and score the Posture and Fine Motor Assessment of Infants to high risk infants and young children who are functioning at levels between 2 months and 12 months corrected age.
5. Incorporate family caregivers as well as environmental, physiologic, sensory, motor and psychosocial influences in planning early intervention for high risk infants.

What others are saying:

"Finally a course that incorporates the role of a therapist in this NICU setting! Rosemarie's Knowledge and experience is valued and helped to explain and understand a high risk infants environment, assessment and intervention. The course content is very beneficial for carry over in a clinical setting." -Lora Whitehead, PT

"I've been to many courses, but Rosemarie's presentation was exceptionally well done. Her combination of knowledge of subject and human maed for an outstanding experience. Thanks!" -Susan Guilman

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course! Dr. Bigsby was relatable, reliable, resourceful and relevant I enjoyed the small class size which allowed discussion, questions and more interaction than is typically available at a continuing education course. I highly recommend this course." -Kelly Simpson, OT

"Rosemarie Bigsby is very knowledgeable and this course is so informative. I appreciate her willingness to share this information, as well as her patience to make sure everyone understand the information provided. I also am grateful for all the materials she brought to the course to ensure we get the big picture!!" -Carolina Giuliano, SLP

"Rose is very knowledgeable, encourages audience participation. Very informative and interesting to listen to!"-Tal Felsen, PT

"As a clinician learning evaluation and treatment in the NICU environment, Rosemarie's expertise in this area is invaluable. I have learned so much! This has been one of the best courses I have ever been to."-Tara Hannon, SLP

Instructor(s):

Rosemarie Bigsby

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