My teaching will be starting again in May of this year and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet many of you who share my passion for the babies in the NICU.
I’ll be teaching my seminar NICU Swallowing and Feeding: In the Nursery and After Discharge in Indianapolis, the Boston area, Houston and Dallas.
I’ll bring you the latest evidence-base about feeding/swallowing in healthy preterms, late preterms, chronically ill preterms and sick newborns—we’ll look at what makes each unique, how to do a differential to sort the most critical factors affecting that infant’s skill.
We discuss a global, whole-baby approach to assessment and interventions that you can individualize based on the infant’s emerging skills during feeding. You’ll love the videos I show of infants feeding as they help you see their cues, what to look for and how to help then be successful feeders both in the NICU and after discharge. There will time to discuss your challenging patients as well.
We’ll discuss infant-guided care to support the best feeding outcomes, and how to share your feeding expertise with the caregivers you work with, both families and staff
Also, you’ll find my recently published manuscripts on the NICU on my website, http://www.Shaker4SwallowingandFeeding.com . They have helped many NICU therapists to better serve this unique population. I hope it helps you too!
Hope to see you in 2015!