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Neonatal Instrumental Swallowing Assessment and Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: NANT 10 Pre-Conference Sessions

There is nothing in the world like this. A whole day focused on two topics inherently valuable to neonatal therapists and NICU professionals taught by leaders in the specialty.

This content is not only highly relevant and impactful, but for those of us with, shall we say, more longevity in the field – can you imagine having this type of specialized NICU education available even 20 years ago? We would’ve crossed oceans for it, no?

Imagine what you can bring back to your NICU after spending the day immersed in these topics.

Pre-Conference Session I

Neonatal Instrumental Swallowing Assessment: How to Integrate Leading Scientific Principles to Maximize Diagnostic and Therapeutic Yield

Jenny Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, CNT, BCS-S
Katlyn Elizabeth McGrattan, PhD, CCC-SLP

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Foundations of neonatal oropharyngeal feeding physiology & indications for instrumental assessment

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. State of the science in videofluoroscopic swallow study procedural standardization: Improving validity & reliability

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Extrapolating fluoroscopic findings to determine clinical treatments around whole system effects

9:30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Videofluoroscopic case study

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. FEES expansion to new populations: What’s in the evidence?

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Clinical considerations of FEES with bottle feeding and breastfeeding infants

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. FEES case study

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Question and answers

Pre-Conference Session II

Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the High-Risk Neonate: Identification, Intervention and Advocacy Across a Continuum of Care

Madalynn Wendland, PT, DPT
Colleen Peyton, PT, DPT

1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Introduction to identification, intervention and advocacy for early detection of cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Review neurological development over first year of life and concepts of activity-dependent neural plasticity

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Describe components of an enriched environment as an approach for early intervention

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Case example/break out small group discussions to design an evidence-based plan for identification and treatment of infants with cerebral palsy or other neurodevelopmental disorders

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Question and answers

Click here to register for the Pre-Conference & Main Conference. You may choose to register for EITHER or BOTH Pre-Con sessions.

Click here to register for All Access which includes Main Conference, Pre-Conference, and Leadership Circle training and networking sessions – formerly Mastery Circle. (Limited to 60 participants.)

Your continued pursuit of NICU specific knowledge changes lives all over the globe.