Practitioners will refine treatment skills of infants born preterm through effective facilitation techniques to be used during functional activities. Labs will guide treatment training that can be used in clinics and early intervention.
Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development-PRIVATEJan McElroy
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March 25-27, 2022
Have you ever felt “at a loss” when treating a one month old or an infant whose chronological age hasn’t yet reached term? Have you ever assessed an infant born preterm and seen movement issues that weren’t reflected in the norm referenced tests and checklists? In this course, you will learn how to assess and treat movement dysfunction in infants born preterm beginning at NICU discharge. We will assess movement pattern differences on which to build effective treatment interventions and address the challenges unique to the population of infants born preterm. Assessment skills will be appropriate for clinic follow-up as well as for use in early intervention programs. Intervention handling
and facilitation techniques will be introduced for use during functional activities with infants born preterm. You will learn to prioritize and adapt baby treatment techniques to accommodate for the special energy, respiratory, visual, and medical needs of infants born preterm. Interventions and techniques will be appropriate for in-home early intervention and parent coaching.
The instructor will use lecture, video, lab, and problem solving formats. During the lab components, you will learn to treat by working with other class participants and with dolls. You should bring a beach towel (or yoga mat), a 20″ Raggedy Ann type doll, and wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast developmental movement components in infants born full term and preterm from birth.
- Identify insufficient and atypical movement components seen in infancy that will interfere with the development of functional activities and development of coordination as the child reaches school age.
- Apply knowledge gained about respiratory, visual, auditory, and physical challenges to effectively enhance infant treatment techniques to better meet the needs of infants born preterm and their families.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of assessment tools commonly used for very young infants born preterm
Jan McElroy, PhD, PT, PCS, has over 40 years of pediatric experience with the 0-3-year population in a wide range of settings including NICU, acute care, Early Intervention, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation. Jan graduated from the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri and owns a private pediatric PT practice in Columbia, Missouri. Her teaching experience includes clinical, classroom, and continuing education settings. She served as the primary physical therapy faculty on the TIPS for KIDS grant at the University of Missouri for 20 years. Her national continuing education short courses focus on baby treatment, treatment of infants born preterm, serial casting and temporary foot supports, and gait. Jan has assisted with numerous NDTA courses including 8 week pediatric and 3-week advanced baby courses. Jan completed her PhD program in Pediatric Science at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is currently serving as the Director of Practice for the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists.
This course was very organized and informative. The instructor displayed great professionalism and presented the content using very helpful clinical examples which were relevant to my practice. I would highly recommend this course to my colleagues and would be interested in attending further courses with this speaker."- -L. Doronina, OT
"Jan's course was engaging and easy to follow. She uses videos, LABs and is very open to participant of all disciplines. This was an awesome, informative and useful course. The rich discussions that took place among PTs, OTs, and SLPs helped me immenesly. Many Thanks!" -A. Myers-Morris, SLP
Genesis Pediatric Therapy Center
2535 Maplecrest Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 21 contact hours (2.1 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Live Course is offered at 21 Contact Hours (2.1 CEUs). Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 21 units.
ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 2.1 CEU’s.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 25 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for ____ hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. This course satisfies CE Requirements in Iowa.
This course meets the criteria for 21 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification. 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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