The NICU Patient and Their Transition Home: “What Does the Rehabilitation Professional Need to Know?”

October 14, 2016 8:00am - 4:30pm

This event is open to all OTs/SLPs/PTs including non Therapy 2000 employees .

Lunch is included in registration.

Registration is $149. Please register in advance. Payment is not accepted at the door.

This course is approved for 7.5 TSHA CEUs.

This course is pending approval for 7.5 TOTA CEUs and 7.5 TPTA CCUs.

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Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, ScD, PCS

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr
Dallas, TX 75212


Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the learner with evidence based research that may contribute to the development and implementation of a therapeutic intervention program for the NICU Graduate. Evidence based research has shown that appropriate developmental intervention beginning in the NICU and during the first 3 yrs of a child’s life provides the child and family with improved neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral outcomes.

About Our Speaker:

Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, ScD, PCS

Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, ScD, PCS: Graduated from the University of Memphis in 1996 with a BS in Special Education and from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy.  She completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy in 2013.  She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011.  Her experience draws from over 25 years of pediatric work within the NICU and 0-3 year population.  She is currently Assistant Professor at UTHSC College of Health Professions in Memphis, TN.  Bertie currently provides clinical care in one of the metropolitan NICUs and out-patient PT for University Therapists.  Her research focus is in the area of the late preterm infant, wound care in the NICU and sound reduction educational programming in the NICU.  She currently holds the Regional VI Director Position for the Section on Pediatrics for the APTA and is the vice-chair for the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group of the SoP.  She is a member of the TPTA programming committee.

Learner Objectives

  1. Discuss the theoretical basis and the evidence based outcomes for therapeutic services in the NICU
  2. Identify typical terminology, equipment, roles of team members and common abbreviations used with the NICU infant
  3. Identify common self-regulation signals displayed by premature infants
  4. Describe the different state behaviors displayed by premature infants
  5. Discuss typical motor and sensory development observed in premature infants.
  6. Discuss the pathophysiology of common medical diagnoses found in the NICU, the outcome of these diagnoses and potential impact a therapeutic management/treatment intervention may have with the infant and family/caregiver
  7. Discuss and identify the various components of a physical evaluation and examination of a premature infant and their family during their NICU stay
  8. Recognize valid and reliable standardized testing tools available for assessment with a premature infant up to 4 mths of age adjusted
  9. Provide rationale for selection of a therapeutic intervention with an infant and their family/caregiver while in the NICU
  10. Provide evidence based thoughts and comments for recommendations of follow up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU


8:00am- 4:30pm

Registration is $149.


“Based on our CEU application method, TSHA requires all speech professionals miss no more than 10 minutes of class to receive full credit. Partial credit is not available for speech therapistsIf you are late to class at start or after break by more than 10 minutes, no credit can be granted, although you are still warmly welcome to attend.”

Thank You for your understanding of this externally mandated requirement.

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