Course Webinar: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Strategies and Supports in Birth-10yo
Course description: This course will explore the presentation of NAS in newborns all the way to school age. From feeding issues that arise soon after birth, to language delays in toddlerhood, and then behavioral challenges in a structured school setting, this population is frequently seen on a speech-language pathologist’s caseload. This course provides immediately applicable ideas and ways to support this population and their unique needs.
Presented by Heidi Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Time: 8am pacific | 9 am mountain | 10 am central | 11 am eastern
Heidi has worked as a speech pathologist in a variety of communities and settings. She has worked for multiple healthcare systems as a pediatric inpatient and outpatient therapist. Currently, she works as an acute care pediatric SLP at the University of Virginia’s Children's Hospital where she floats between the Pediatric ICU, the NICU, and general pediatric floors. Throughout her career, she has seen the presentation titled “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Children Birth-10,” and worked to develop and launch feeding and language protocols to assist in serving this population more effectively. Using evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary team work, and commitment, Heidi brings a wealth of knowledge to this population.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: This course is for speech-language pathologists who work with children.
0:00: Overview of NAS diagnosis
0:10: Feeding difficulties at birth and in early intervention setting with strategies
0:25: Early language development challenges for NAS and ways to change the trajectory
0:40: Manifestation of NAS as a child moves through structured school setting and and treatment strategies
0:48: Highlight roles of caregivers and how to empower in this population
0:55: Q & A
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Key learning outcomes:
- Identify feeding difficulties for these infants and strategies to support functional feeding.
- Define clinically applicable ways to best support this population in early language development.
- Describe how this diagnosis can manifest in school-age.
- List cultural competencies and responsiveness needed to effectively create partnerships with these patients' families/caregivers.
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on August 22, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until August 21, 2026.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
- Presenter is a salaried employee at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.