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


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.

Location Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX
Date 9/17/2021 8:30 AM - 9/19/2021 4:00 PM (Check in 8:00 AM)
Sponsor Education Resources, Inc
Trainer Jan McElroy
Contact Barbara Goldfarb (508) 359-6533
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 3.0 - Assessment
1.0 - Atypical Development
16.0 - Intervention
1.0 - Typical Development
Cost 625.00
Status Closed