Intervention for the High Risk Infant: Providing Services in the NICU and During the Transition Home
Audience: Pediatric Therapists with some experience working with infants and families in the NICU setting, follow-up and early intervention programs. Pediatric PT, OT, SLP
Course level: Intermediate
Date: November 15-16, 2013
Check in time: Friday: 7:30-8 a.m. Registration
Class time: Friday: 8-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8-3:15 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Bloomington I-35
1201 W 94th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
Held in the Hyland Meeting Room
Course Fee: $395.00
Contact Hours: 15.0
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Rosemarie Bigsby, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA renowned for her knowledge, skill and expertise, has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist and consultant 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 of 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.
Rosemarie Bigsby receives royalty payments from Pearson Publishing and Brookes Publishing Company.
This two day seminar offers practical strategies toward a contextual approach to behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment and intervention. Video, demonstration and case examples will be used throughout the seminar to introduce the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), to illustrate feeding assessment and intervention and to train participants in administration and scoring of the Posture and Fine Motor Assessment of Infants. Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), to illustrate Participants will enhance their clinical skills through creative problem-solving around developmental and therapeutic intervention in the NICU and during the transition home.
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Explain how a contextual model can be used to enhance fulfillment of occupational roles, tasks and expectations for infants, families and staff within the NICU environment and during the transition home.
- List key elements of behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment for high risk infants in the NICU and at home.
- Describe appropriate use of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) for high risk infants between 28 weeks and 2 months corrected age.
- Administer and score the Posture and Fine Motor Assessment of Infants to high risk infants and young children who are functioning at levels between 2 months and 12 months corrected age.
- Incorporate family caregivers as well as environmental, physiologic, sensory, motor and psychosocial influences in planning early intervention for high risk infants.
7:30-8 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00-10 a.m. Supporting occupational engagement
and performance of infants and their
families: A contextual systems view.
Stress and sensory stimulation in the
NICU environment: What do we know
and what do we need to learn?
10-12 p.m. Positioning strategies, modification of
care practices and therapeutic
intervention for term and pre term infants.
Optimizing physiologic stability and
postural and motor development in the
NICU. Demonstration; Video
12-1 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1-3 p.m. Evaluation of infant behavior and
development in the NICU and during the
transition home: Introduction to the NICU
Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS)
3-5:30 p.m. Identifying infant and caregiver
strengths and enhancing caregiver
participation in the in the NICU and at home.
7:30-10 a.m. Is this baby ready to be nipple fed?
Essential components of neonatal
Video; Case examples
10-12 p.m. Providing optimal sensory experiences
around feeding: Feeding interventions
Video; Demonstration; Case Examples
12-1 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1-3:15 p.m. Using the Posture and Fine
Motor Assessment of Infants (PFMAI)
for assessment and intervention
planning in the NICU and in Early
Pulling it all together: Supporting
families and enhancing infant behavior
and development in the NICU and during
the transition home
Video; Case examples; Group
Two 15 minute breaks will be scheduled each day