There is nothing in the world like this. A whole day of deep learning about two topics inherently valuable to every neonatal therapist and NICU professional 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 education available 20 years ago? We would’ve crossed oceans for it, no? Imagine what you could bring back to your NICU after spending the day immersed in these topics.
Pre-Conference Session I
Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences (SENSE): The guideline, implementation, considerations and emerging research
Kristen Connell, PT, DPT, PCS
Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT
Joan Smith, PhD, NNP- BC
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Introduction to SENSE
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Define specific components of the SENSE intervention
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Educational considerations as part of SENSE
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Adapting the intervention/individualizing the intervention based on results of the infant assessment
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Use of a sensory support team: training and considerations
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Implementation challenges and adaptation
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Research findings
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Question and answers
Pre-Conference Session II
Parental Engagement as Skilled Intervention: Strategies from Infant Mental Health for Neonatal Therapists
Jennifer Hofherr, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT, CNT, NIDCAP Trainer
Margaret Miller, MS, OTR/L, NTMTC, CNT
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Introduction and Reflective Practice Activity
1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. What is Infant Mental Health?
ii.Ground rules for practice
2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.Strategies to Implement IMH in NICU practice
2:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Putting Strategies into action – vignettes and role playing
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Supporting the “Why” – Resources and Frameworks
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Integration – Group discussion, what will you take with you?
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