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Special Topic Course: For the Love of Noah: A Parent Perspective on Navigating NICU Life and Early Development

“Such a strong and powerful interview that opens up a therapist’s eyes and heart to the challenges that a NICU family faces daily. Allowed me to empathize with the fear and feelings of helplessness that is a “normal” occurrence in the NICU.” – Kimberly Hamilton, OTR/L

When you’ve worked in the NICU for many years, the everyday experiences that you encounter there start to seem ‘normal’. But for the families that you support, the NICU is anything but typical or expected. Learn from Noah and his family’s story, including the practical resources his mom Amanda finds most helpful so that you can pass them along to other parents.

Course Description: This presentation explores a mother’s NICU journey and navigation of early intervention services. She reflects upon critical touch-points and helpful parent resources. This course offers the neonatal professional insight into the psychosocial complexities of parenting a preterm child.

Christy Gliniak OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CPXP
Amanda Proszek, NICU Parent

Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, RN, and Neonatal professionals

Level: Intermediate


  1. Explain two ways to empower and engage family members during their NICU experience.
  2. Identify two difficult psychosocial outcomes that can occur in parents and/or NICU graduates following a preterm delivery.
  3. Describe two community resources available to families designed to support development or psychosocial needs following NICU discharge.

Instructional Method: Recorded webinar interview with handouts. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.

CE Credit: 1 hour of CE Credit – OT, PT, SLP, RN

Fee: $57 or Free for NANT Members

Click here to enroll or learn more.

What your colleagues are saying about this course:

“I enjoyed learning about different resources that were helpful for a family in the NICU – specifically podcasts and APPs.” – Amy Florin, MOT, OTR/L

“Such a touching first-hand experience from a NICU parent that really makes you think about all your interactions with family while treating in the NICU.” – Nicole Sass, PT, DPT