This is one of our favorite courses of all time. Rich neurodevelopmental content, evidence, and support of neonatal therapy – you will want to watch and re-re-watch it to soak it all in.
“Excellent presentation of brain abnormalities associated with the preterm infant. Dr. Inder gives strong support for the benefits of neonatal therapy interventions for infants and their parents.” – Anne Marie Nelson, PT, CNT, NTMTC
Topic: Pathway to Improving Outcomes in the Preterm Infant – Role of Neonatal Therapy in the NICU
Course Description: This course will review the pathway to adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in the preterm infant from brain injury and alterations in brain development. The key factors altering brain development relate to experience including the environment and exposures of the preterm infant. The role of therapy in both leading modification of the environment and rehabilitation related to brain injury will be discussed.
Speaker Bio: Terrie E. Inder, MBChB, MD is a dual boarded child neurologist and neonatologist who undertakes clinical and translational research into the nature and timing of brain injury and alterations in brain development using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. She has undertaken longitudinal studies in three large cohorts of high-risk infants that have been followed up to adolescence to examine the relationship of alterations in brain structure to developmental outcomes. Her laboratory aims to undertake clinical investigations of treatments and preventive strategies that may improve outcomes in high-risk infants. Her laboratory also strives to have a means of accurate, early diagnosis of brain injury or altered brain development. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Alongside this focused research effort, Dr. Inder has acquired leadership skills in neuroscience research and academic activities, including mentorship. Dr. Inder was recruited to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2013 as Chair of new Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine.
Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, and neonatal professionals
Educational Level: Intermediate
Fee: $57 or FREE for NANT Members
CE Credit: OT, SLP, PT 1 hour
- Identify the nature and timing of brain injury in the preterm infant.
- Recognize the regional vulnerability to altered development in the preterm brain.
- Define the impact of environment and exposures on neonatal brain development
Instructional Methods: Recorded webinar, lecture, PowerPoint slides, case studies, and recorded question and answer session. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.
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“I loved your presentation! It was an incredible overview of brain development and the impact that therapists have at the bedside.” – Ashleigh Connell, MA, CCC-SLP, CNT