Learn in-depth knowledge of the developmental consequences and physiologic obstacles for infants born with Cardiac, Respiratory and/or Neurologic Diagnoses. Application of advanced critical thinking skills will be a strong focus. Topics approached from a neuroprotective framework will include handling, positioning, oral care, feeding/swallowing and sensory processing. Videos and real-life experience will make this course engaging, interactive and functional.
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This course will provide the experienced clinician with in-depth knowledge of the developmental consequences and physiologic obstacles faced by infants born with Cardiac, Respiratory and/or Neurologic Diagnoses. Information for both full-term and pre-term infants will be provided, along with the current literature reporting on long-term outcomes. Functional information will be a strong focus to ensure the audience can immediately apply advanced critical thinking skills and strategies to their caseloads. Topics approached from a neuroprotective framework will include handling, positioning, oral care, feeding/swallowing, and sensory processing. Infant directed therapy with implications for frequency and intensity will be discussed. A strong focus will be placed on developmental appropriateness, research efficacy, and both professional and family caregiver education. The use of videos and real-life experience will make this course engaging, interactive and functional to any clinician looking to make real progress with the children on their caseload with complex medical issues.
Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, NTMTC is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing in the NICU for over 25 years, receiving NIDCAP certification in 1999 and then helping her NICU’s quality improvement team incorporate family-centered and neuroprotective care practices as standards of care.
Anjanette is certified in Neonatal Touch & Massage and in 2017 became one of the first Certified Neonatal Therapists in the nation. Anjanette provides mentorship for other Neonatal Therapists and NICU staff both within the Memorial Hermann System and across the nation.
She has co-authored chapters in Kenner & McGrath’s 1st edition of Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants, and Case-Smith and O’Brien’s 7th edition of Occupational Therapy for Children.
Anjanette serves as co-chair of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Professional Collaborative, serves on the NANT national conference planning committee and is also an educator for the NANT Ignite program.
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111