FIRST Steps for BABIES: Learn Foundational Elements of Newborn and Young Infant Development Using the BABIES and Presteps Model


Participants will learn about the foundations of newborn and young infant development and the progression of the caregiver-infant relationship as the infant develops. These foundational aspects of development yield expertise in support of newborns and young infants with health care needs, developmental disabilities, and with those babies who have been deemed categorically eligible for Part C services. This training focuses on using theoretical and evidence-based foundations in the assessment and intervention for an infant’s development of:
B-ody Function
A-rousal and Sleep
B-ody Movement
I-nteraction with others
Integration of BABIES into an entire video will help participants to recognize the significance of observing the infant's behaviors in practice. Introduction to regulation and why it is so important, the difference between regulation and co regulation, and development of newborns and young infants will be emphasized in Day 1 in addition to a brief introduction to brain development with emphasis on the first 3-4 months and organization at 3-4 months.

Location Teleconference

Date 11/12/2021 10:30 AM - 11/13/2021 6:30 PM (Check in 10:30 AM)
Sponsor APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Trainer Petora Manetto-Spratt, PT, DPT, PCS, IMH-E (Infant Family Specialist)®
Contact APTA Pediatrics (800) 970-5051
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
Credit Hours 1.25 - Atypical Development
5.0 - Intervention
1.25 - Typical Development
5.5 - Working with Families
Status Closed