Intervention in the NICU: A Neurodevelopmental Approach

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide participants with evidence based research that will contribute to their development and implementation of best practices of therapeutic intervention programs within a NICU environment. This course is designed to provide the therapist currently practicing within a NICU setting the knowledge base to apply evidence based assessment, application and intervention services.

Following Completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the theoretical basis and the evidence based outcomes for therapeutic services in the NICU.
2. Identify common self-regulation signals and different state behaviors displayed by premature infants.
3. Discuss typical motor and sensory development observed in premature infants; 23-24 weeks gestational age to one month old post conceptual age.
4. Discuss the pathophysiology of common medical diagnoses found in the NICU, the outcome of these diagnoses and potential impact a therapeutic management/treatment intervention may have with the infant and family/caregiver.
5. Apply evidence based research to clinical application for therapeutic evaluation, assessment and intervention in the NICU and after discharge.
6. Provide evidence based recommendations of followup care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from 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:

"As an SLP just getting started in the NICU, this was the perfect course for building a foundational, multi systems and dynamic understanding of neurodeveopmental care with preterm and late preterm infants in the NICU. I would recommend this course to any therapist who seeks to promote neuroprotection and optimal long term outcomes to their patients in the NICU." - L Varnadore, SLP

"I have attended many NICU Intervention courses. This was by far the best organized, comprehensive and useful course I have attended. Roberta Gatlin is so knowledgeable in NICU and Pediatric concepts. My peers and I took away many ideas and concepts that we will integrate into our NICU. This is a great course for both beginning and seasoned therapists." - Cheryl Walker, OTR

"Roberta was an excellent speaker and a wealth of knowledge in the NICU neurodevelopmental approach to therapeutic interventions. This is a a great course for beginners in the NICU or the experienced therapist."-Katherine Lowry, OT

"This is a wonderful course! Bertie presented information in a practical manner-she is a wealth of knowledge! This course is of benefit to all NICU therapists! Thank you!"-Brenda Prosser, OT

"Roberta did a great job of covering not only NICU therapeutic foundations, but also provided us with a good understanding of medical considerations when working with this population. Very worthwhile!"-Kari Badger, PT


Roberta Gatlin

Session 1 October 12-13, 2018
Plantation, FL (Map)

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Session 2 December 7-8, 2018
New Orleans, LA (Map)

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