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

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. 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

Target Audience
Designed for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, SLPs, PAs, EI Specialists, and Physicians working with infants born preterm in the 0-3 population. Please bring a beach towel (or yoga mat), a 20" Raggedy Ann type doll, and wear comfortable clothing.

Confirmation Notes
Please note the handout accompanying this course will be available to download 5-7 days prior to the start of the course. You will receive a link with your course confirmation.

ERI is partnering with Texas Children’s Hospital to offer this course. 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.

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