NICU Therapy: Developmental Support from Admit to Home

Course Description:

This beginner-intermediate course will focus on developmental care and therapeutic interventions in the NICU.  It will focus on the infants experience in the NICU, and how the neonatal therapist can best support these infants from the beginning. You will learn how to provide developmental support, optimize outcomes, reduce parental stress, and provide collaborative developmental care through implementing best practices on your unit. Special populations will include the very low birth weight infant, the late preterm, and the long term NICU infant.

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the synactive theory, the concept of neuroprotection and neuroprotective care.
  • Understand Core Measures as it relates to the NICU.
  • Develop a resource for assessing developmental needs of their own NICU.
  • Discuss some specific projects to create change in the NICU.


    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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What Others Are Saying:

"I really thought the course was one for the most useful, practical NICU courses I’ve taken and I’m not sure what else I would add to it?! I wanted to respond and let you and Lisa know how much her course is/was appreciated"! Melissa Bloomer

"Excellent course for therapists with all levels of experience. I have worked in the NICU for 13 year and this was one of the best NICU courses I've been to. Lisa put the research to support what we do at our fingertips and tips to apply to real life with real struggles. She encouraged open dialogue throughout. A must take course for every therapist in the NICU new or old." - OT

"Lisa is knowledgeable and practical and offers excellent ideas for NICU practice. She recognizes specific issues in the NICU and offers "doable" solutions to work towards integrated therapy in our most vulnerable population." - SLP

"This was an absolutely wonderful overview of successful interventions for all "developmental care specialists" in the NICU. It truly addresses all areas of taking care of our NICU babies and putting their needs at the forefront of our minds. I am excited about starting my work in a NICU. The course presenter Lisa was energetic and wonderful. The material was very practical. I would recommend this course to all. Thanks Lisa!" - PT




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