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Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   21
Registration Fee:   $625

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.
Discuss age appropriate treatment strategies regarding trunk function, handling, treatment sequencing, child motivation, and repetition to enhance your repertoire of treatment techniques and home program activities for infants born preterm.
Apply knowledge gained about respiratory, visual, medical and physical challenges to effectively formulate infant treatment techniques to better meet the needs of infants born preterm and their families.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, PTAs, Occupational Therapists, COTAs, Speech Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants & Physicians who work with infants born preterm in the birth to three population

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 21 contact hours (2.1 CEU's). Application has been made to the PA State Board of Physical Therapy and the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. This course meets the criteria for Type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of Occupational Examiners. NY -Approved provider for 25.2 contact hours by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 21 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA

8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 Introduction and Course Overview 9:00-9:30 Synactive theory, impact and outcomes 9:30-10:15 Problem solving home care activities based on synactive theory 10:15-11:30 Theories of Neuronal Group selection and Dynamic Systems 11:30-12:00 Problem solving home care activities (cont) 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-3:15 Comparing Developmental outcomes of infants born term and preterm…are the differences important? 3:15-5:00 Handling lab: Impact of COM/BOS, gravity, and biomechanics on infant movement
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Review and Questions 8:30-10:30 Lab: Handling and interventions 10:30-12:00 The challenge of breathing for infants born preterm 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-3:00 Respiration and lab (continued) 3:00-5:00 The impact of various systems on movement and
development (vision, auditory, GI, musculoskeletal) DAY THREE
7:30-8:00 Continetal Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Review and Questions 8:30-10:30 Putting it all together; techniques, equipment, and the systems 10:30-12:00 Assessment tools for infants born preterm 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-3:30 Synthesis activity 3:30-4:00 Wrap up and Discussion Two 15 minute breaks will be scheduled each day

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? In this course, you will learn how to 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. Intervention handling and facilitation techniques will be introduced for use during functional activities with 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.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Houston Texas
Location:   Texas Children's Hospital
Dates:   08-14-2020 - 08-16-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Olympia Washington
Dates:   09-11-2020 - 09-13-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM