New Course for Neonatal Therapists Now Available from Approved Continuing Education Provider Education Resources Inc.

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To help neonatal therapists address the increasing demands of caring for babies and supporting families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Education Resources Inc. is now offering a new course that provides bedside clinicians with tools to effectively implement neurodevelopmental care throughout the NICU.

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The course, NICU: Challenges, Pitfalls and Practical Tips for Successful Developmental Intervention, is recommended for beginning to intermediate neonatal therapists, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, and speech language pathologists working with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This interactive course will focus on learning about neuroprotection for infants and how to provide care to assist with the best possible development for the infant. Emphasis will be on practical strategies to implement change. Areas of change will incorporate the healing environment, positioning, families, and feeding. Participants can earn 1.4 CEUs (14 contact hours) and are invited to register through Education Resources Inc.

Lisa Kleinz, MA, SLP/L, is a Speech Pathologist who has worked in level 3 NICUs for over 20 years. She has also served as a Developmental Care Specialist, working with staff and families to create change in the NICU. She has certifications in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care Assessment Program (NIDCAP), Developmental Care Designation (NANN), Infant Massage Instructor, and Lactation Specialist. She is a committee Board member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT), in addition to being an active member.

Education Resources Inc. is pleased to partner with Methodist Hospital to bring this course to San Antonio, Texas on September 12-13, 2015, with Georgetown University Hospital to bring this course to Washington, DC on October 3-4, 2015, and with Kaiser Permanente's Orange County-Irvine Medical Center to bring this course to Irvine, California on November 13-14, 2015.

Education Resources Inc. is a leading provider of evidence-based continuing education for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, assistants, educators and other health care professionals. For over 25 years, Education Resources Inc. and its esteemed faculty have educated therapists around the world on the latest topics applicable to clinicians practicing across the entire continuum of care. Education Resources Inc. is co-owned by two physical therapists and is based in Massachusetts.

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