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Infants and Children With Complex and Special Health Care Needs (WEB19084)

Presenter(s): Jennifer Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This session discusses the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment where many children with complex or special health care needs start their lives, and explores the early intervention services these children may require. Speaker Jennifer Casteix describes some of the causes of the need for specialized care – including genetic and rare disorders, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder/fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD/FAS) – and discusses ways that SLPs can support these children and their families. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • describe characteristics of a young child with complex or special health care needs
  • name two possible outcomes seen in young children diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome as babies
  • list ways SLPs can support families after they have left the NICU

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19084
Available Through: May 01, 2024