Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Strategies and Supports in Birth-10yo

Presented by Heidi Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP

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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 […]
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Meet Your Presenter

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.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify feeding difficulties for these infants and strategies to support functional feeding.
  2. Define clinically applicable ways to best support this population in early language development.
  3. Describe how this diagnosis can manifest in school-age.
  4. List cultural competencies and responsiveness needed to effectively create partnerships with these patients' families/caregivers.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 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
  • 0:50 - Highlight roles of caregivers and how to empower in this population
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

This course is for speech-language pathologists who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until August 21, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • 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.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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