Learning How to Speak 'Baby': Neurobehavioral Assessment of the Newborn

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Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, social workers, physical therapists who work with newborns and their families

Description

The newborn and young infant are continually “talking” to us through their neurobehavioral characteristics, telling us about their health, temperament and development. This workshop will focus on how to read and understand these neurobehavioral signs, especially among seemingly healthy infants who are at risk due to a wide range of subclinical conditions.

Implications for Sudden Infant Death, reflux, excessive crying, effects of common prenatal drug exposures, physical child abuse and many other conditions will be discussed.

Workshop Outcome
Participants will be able to describe how to read and understand neurobehavioral signs in infants at risk due to a wide range of subclinical conditions.

About the Speaker
Philip "Sandy" Zeskind , PhD

Dr. Philip “Sandy” Zeskind received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Developmental Psychology from the University of Florida and his PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his internship at Harvard Medical School in the Child Development Unit directed by T. Berry Braselton. He served as a university professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology at Virginia Tech University and is now Research Professor of both Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the Department of Pediatrics at Levine Children’s Hospital, Dr. Zeskind directed the Center for Neurodevelopmental Research and has published over 70 research articles, chapters and books.

He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of early neurobehavioral development, has received research grants from such agencies as the March of Dimes, NIH, NIDA and NIMH and continues to serve as an editorial reviewer for many scientific journals. He fully uses the information he is providing today in his role as Director of the Child Behavior Clinic at Myers Park Clinic.

Objectives

  • Describe the subclinical effects of prenatal illicit (cocaine, meth, etc..) and licit drug exposures (cigarettes, alcohol, SSRIs, etc.)
  • Relate how the effects of these prenatal conditions can be detected via neurobehavioral assessments that nurses, social workers and others can employ
  • Discuss how demonstrating the newborn's neurobehavioral characteristics to mothers (and fathers) can help reframe maternal perceptions of the infant and improve infant outcome.

Contact

Rachel Ford, CHES

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Philip Zeskind, PhD
Date(s)
Mar 22, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
Credit
3.75 - Contact Hours
3.75 - CNE Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Mar 22, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
$80.00
Registration; Light refreshments provided
Credits
3.75
CNE Contact Hours
3.75
Contact Hours