Eating, sleeping and playing are essential to the provision of age-appropriate developmentally supportive NICU care. However, supporting NICU infants in these activities remains challenging. The purpose of this conference is to present concepts central to supporting eating, sleeping and play with the NICU infants in your care.
All NICU professionals including Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Occupational, Physical and Speech-Language Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, Developmental Specialists and Family Support Specialists.
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP. Erin’s extensive work in NICUs has focused on shifting attention from volume-driven feeding to infant-led feeding: she is the author of the SOFFI Oral Feeding Algorithm for NICU infants.
Mary E. Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP. Mary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed age-appropriate care for NICU infants. She is the author of two texts related to trauma-informed NICU care.