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NICU Training and Ladder Approach Modules for Occupational and Physical Therapists


THE LADDER APPROACH is an innovative and structured way to deliver therapy services of any type (OT, PT, or ST) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Whether you are a well-known member of your NICU team or just starting to develop a program, the ladder approach will help you gain reasoning and purpose behind your work. At the same time it will give other NICU team members and families an easier way to understand the valuable work you do in the NICU. It is easy to use and to understand. This approach will serve as a guide for NICU therapists based on theory and proven practice. I promise you it will change the way you deliver care and give you great confidence and purpose in your work! THE LADDER APPROACH WAS REVISED IN 2017 to include the new advancements in neonatal care by therapists!!

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The Ladder Approach is an 80 page manual. The training module is a spiral bound 120 page manual. Please do not hesitate to email me with questions regarding either manual.

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THE TRAINING MODULE FOR OCCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS is largely based on AOTAís Knowledge and Skills paper for therapists working in the NICU and addresses each and every area of the 5-page outline in this article (APTAís guidelines are extremely similar). The training module also includes helpful tools (education for NICU families and staff, reference materials, and ideas), training module tests, and listed requirements to work in the NICU. The training module can be easily adapted to meet any hospitalís needs and can serve as a guide for senior or beginning therapists working in an NICU or developing a NICU program.

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation describing the Training Module.

Click here to see a portion of the training module including AOTA's Knowledge and Skills Paper.

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