Rosemarie Bigsby, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA,renowned for her knowledge, skill and expertise, has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist and consultant for over 30 years, with over 20 years in the NICU, in the combined roles of therapist, educator and researcher. She is Coordinator of NICU Services for the Brown Center for the Study of Children At Risk, Department of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a contributor to the AOTA guidelines for NICU Practice, and the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters. She is coauthor of Developmental & Therapeutic Interventions in the NICU a book for NICU therapists, and The Posture & Fine Motor Assessment f Infants, and contributed to the development of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS). Her research focuses on motor development, behavioral cues, physiologic regulation and feeding in early infancy.
Intervention for the High Risk Infant: Providing Services in the NICU and During the Transition Home
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
"Rosemarie presented a wealth of suggestions! Her information is practical and family centered. She was very accessible and flexible with adjusting course content and addressing participant questions." -Grace Sauchei, OTR
"Loved, loved, loved Rose's knowledge of NICU environment, ultra-premie, equipment, expectations for abilities at different gestational ages, diagnoses. Even very experienced staff will benefit from this program and improve their abilities to assess, nurture and support the NICU patients and families to achieve their best." -Joanne D. King, RN, BSN, IBCLC