NEW NICU Course for PT’s OT’s and SLP’s

We are thrilled to add this new course for 2015:

NICU: Challenges, Pitfalls and Practical Tips for Successful Developmental Intervention

This beginner- intermediate course will focus on creating change in the NICU in developmental care for the bedside clinician. Content will focus on learning about neuroprotection for infants and how to provide care to assist with best possible development for the infant. Emphasis will be on practical strategies to implement change. Areas of change will incorporate the healing environment, positioning, incorporating families, and feeding. There will be an opportunity for groups to develop their own process change. 

Lisa Kleinz - SLP

Lisa Kleinz

Taught by a new member of our faculty: Lisa Kleinz, , MA, SLP/L  a Speech Pathologist who has worked in level 3 NICUs for over 20 years. She has also served as a Developmental Care Specialist, working with staff and families to create change in the NICU. She has certifications in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care Assessment Program (NIDCAP), Developmental Care Designation (NANN), Infant Massage Instructor, and Lactation Specialist. She is an active member of National Association of Neonatal Therapists, in addition to being a committee Board member.

In 2015:
September 12-13, 2015 – San Antonio, TX
October 2-3, 2015 – Olathe, KS

With further dates being scheduled for 2016.


Please click here for further information, to download a brochure or to register

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10 Responses to NEW NICU Course for PT’s OT’s and SLP’s

  1. Diana Coetzer says:

    is there anyway this can be made into an online course for people outside of the U.S. To be able to attend?

    • Mandy Washington says:

      Thank you Diana for your comment. I am interested to hear where are you from?

      We would love to hear from other Therapists in other countries to know if you would be interested in an online version of this course?

      • Beth Woodcock says:

        I am not from out of the United States, but find it very difficult to travel for continuing ed workshops due to budget restrictions. While I know that I would get far more benefits from being there “live”, I would also love to have this or a similar course offered online.
        Thank you!

        • Mandy Washington says:

          Hello Beth, we do not currently offer NICU online courses, but it is something we are considering for the future.
          Thank you

      • Whitney Adams says:

        I am a Child Life Specialist from Ohio, and would love to hear this information. Will this session be accessible online?

        • Mandy Washington says:

          Hi Whitney, we have not yet developed an online NICU course , but it is something we are considering adding to our offerings in the near future.
          We will certainly let you know as soon as anything is in the works.

          thank you

  2. Rachel RN says:

    I’m curious to know if other neonatal health professionals are welcome as well. As a NICU nurse, I’d be curious to learn more about how we can improve developmental outcomes in the NICU. While the PTs, OTs, and SLPs on our unit are excellent resources, nurses are typically responsible for the infants’ feedings, positioning, and environmental stimuli 90% of the time; I’m sure that the nursing profession could learn a lot from your expertise.

    • Mandy Washington says:

      Hi Rachel, we would certainly welcome NICU nurses in this course and into all our NICU courses. However we currently do not offer CE’s for Nurses. Please feel free to contact us for any further information.

  3. Kelsey Shaw says:

    Are these courses open to OTA’s as well? Im a COTA/L and am interested in working in NICU, but am having trouble finding out if that specialty is reserved for OTR’s.

    • Mandy Washington says:

      Hi Kelsey, The majority of our NICU courses are suitable for Occupational Therapist Assistants. Please feel free to call to discuss your CEU needs with one of our therapists in the office. 508 359 6533
      Thank you for contacting us

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