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Course: #4791

Pediatric Medical Speech Pathology - NICU, the New Frontier

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1 Hour  

This course will discuss the traditional areas of pediatric medical speech pathology, Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, and the newest venue, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It will explore the specialized skills and training required to efficiently and effectively serve this most vulnerable population and their families to maximize developmental outcomes.

Unlimited CEU Access - $99/year


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list traditional venues for the Pediatric Speech Pathologist in medical settings
  • After this course, participants will be able to list 4 Primary roles of the Speech Language Pathologist practicing in the NICU
  • After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 prerequisite skills required to practice in the NICU
  • After this course, participants will be able to list 3 educational resources for the Speech Language Pathologist working in the NICU
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 primary populations of infants in the NICU

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Overview Traditional venues for Pediatric Medical Speech Pathology
15-45 Minutes Role of Speech Pathologist in the NICU Expertise and Training Required
45-55 Minutes Resources for Training
55-60 Minutes Question and Answer Period

Course Presenter

kay thurston

Kay Thurston, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kay Thurston is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 25 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, private practice, home care, outpatient pediatric clinics and hospitals. For the past 15 years Kay has worked for a Children’s Hospital in Colorado where she helped to develop and implement their feeding program. For the past 11 years Kay has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has presented throughout the state of Colorado on topics of Oral Motor/Feeding Development, Swallowing Development, Infant Feeding Assessment, and Feeding the Fragile Infant. She presented on developing an evidence based collaborative approach to feeding in the NICU at both the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention in 2010 and National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference in 2011.


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