Research Corner: Therapy Usage in the NICU

This article by Bobbi Pineda OTR and her colleagues provides valuable information about utilization of therapy services in a large NICU. It provides insight into referral patterns and supports the concept of early and continued therapy services throughout the NICU stay to optimize outcomes. While their findings are not necessarily generalizable to other NICUs, this is the first attempt to gather such data. Future directions state included relating impact of therapy services on long-term outcomes.

OT PT ST use level 4Res Dev Disabil 2017 (108-17)