Introduction to Neonatal Therapy

Course Overview

An introduction to Neonatal therapy: Evidence and experience

6 CEUs

The Video Presentation reviews:

  1. Assessment of neonates
  2. Treatment of neonates with discussion of level of skill and knowledge required for the different techniques/approaches
  3. Review and recommendations of courses or training available to up-skill adequately in this field. 
  4. Case Studies

A second video is included of the Zoom Question and Answer session that was held with Bianca on 4 September 2020.

Bianca discusses a few case studies, highlighting assessment and treatment methods followed. Thereafter she answers a variety of questions from the floor.

This Coffee Club Bundle includes the Online Journal Article Activity titled: Preterm infants in the NICU

(Enhancing sensory experiences for very preterm infants in the NICU: an integrative review)


About the Presenter


The OT Link is delighted to welcome Bianca Pereira [MSc(OT)] to present Coffee Club.

Bianca is currently working at the prestigious Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. She completed her certification as a Neonatal Therapist at the beginning of 2020. Bianca completed her MSc in 2016 at Wits. Her dissertation was titled: “Developmental outcomes of infants with HIE that have and have not undergone whole-body induced hypothermia.” She has completed basic and advanced NDT training; Neonatal core training (Ignite program through NANT); and NBAS training. She is certified in the use of Prechtl’s General Movement Assessment and the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination.  She has 11 years of clinical experience in paediatrics (and specificially neonatal therapy) and hand therapy and has worked in the public and private health care settings. She is well qualified to share cutting edge knowledge and experience in this fast developing field.