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Pediatric Institute 2020 Course Offerings

Improve your skills in Early Intervention using postural control and biomechanical strategies.
Dates: July 20-22, 2020
Faculty: Teresa Gutierrez, PT, MS, PCS, C/NDTA; Pediatric Coordinator Instructor, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association
Seminar & Lab Course
An update is provided on postural control and developmental biomechanics with an emphasis on the evolution of atypical development in infants during the first year of life. Examination, treatment planning, and intervention are analyzed with application to participation in mobility, functional activities, and play. Treatment principles and developmental management of infants with special conditions of torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachial plexus injury, and cerebral palsy are covered within the context of early intervention and outpatient follow-up. The seminar is combined with participant movement and intervention labs.
Neonatal Examination, Intervention, Feeding, and Transition to Home
Dates: July 23-25, 2020
Co-directors: Jane Sweeney, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA and Jan McElroy, PT, PhD, PCS
An interdisciplinary faculty will present key neonatal therapy topics for professionals interested in either preparing for neonatal practice or acquiring a neonatal science and practice update. The scope of the course includes embryology and fetal development related to NICU care, neonatal neuropathology and developmental outcomes, neonatal examination processes, neonatal therapy intervention procedures, feeding overview for medically-compromised infants, and transition to home.
Early Intervention, NICU, and Community Health settings
Dates: pending
Master Trainer: Yvette Blanchard PT, ScD; Brazelton Institute, Boston, MA
Course for Certification
This two-day course for certification in the NBO system is taught by an expert trainer from the Brazelton Institute. The NBO system is an interactive observational tool for use with infants and parents in hospital, clinic, and home settings. Based on the pioneering work and philosophy of T. Berry Brazelton, MD, this training guides clinicians and early interventionists in identifying infant abilities, designing methods to support infant development, and partnering with parents to build infant-parent attachment. The focus is on premature and at-risk infants with emphasis on cultural competence, family-centered care, and infant development. The NBO system helps determine the behavioral profile of the infant and allows the practitioner to provide parents with individualized and unique information about their infant.

Pediatrics Institute 2020 Highlights

Stay up-to-date in the field of neonatology and pediatrics. In a rapidly-changing medical world with new evidence-based research, techniques, and technology, it is vital to go back for continual training and education.
Each year courses and content are updated and change. This year our course offerings include an Early Intervention Update, a NICU Science & Practice Update, and a Newborn Behavioral Observation System course. Our courses include seminars, labs, and a NBO certification prep.
Use your time at the Pediatrics Institute to network with other healthcare professionals in the field of pediatrics and neonatology. Participants in the Pediatrics Institute usually include neonatologists, physical therapists, nurses and nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and physician assistants.
If you are a Physical Therapist, you can earn Utah CEUs from participating in the Pediatrics Institute.
Certificates of training, including contact hours (for submission to state licensure boards), are presented to all attendees.
Each year, we have highly regarded presenters and trainers at our Pediatrics Institute. Our 2020 presenters include Jane Sweeney, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA; Jan McElroy, PT, PhD, PCS; Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC; Susan Blackburn, RN, PhD, FAAN; Joanna Beachy, MD, PhD; Teresa Gutierrez, PT, MS, PCS, C/NDTA; Yvette Blanchard, PT, ScD; and, Beth McManus, PT, ScD, MPH.

2-3 Day Course Length

3 Different Course Offerings Over 1 week

Earn CEUs

Seminars, Labs, and Trainings


You can contact the Program Director, Dr. Jane Sweeney, for more information on the Pediatrics Institute. Her email is [email protected]
Early bird registration ends on April 18, 2020. Late registration begins on June 8, 2020.
Available discounts:
  • 15% discount for RMUoHP alumni
  • $25 discount per course applied to enrolled students and faculty of RMUoHP (including Neonatology Fellowship graduates)
  • $25 discount applies to each individual per course when 3 or more registrants are from the same institution/organization
  • $50 discount if individual registers for 2 courses (excludes alumni receiving alumni discount)
  1. Cancellation 30 or more days prior to the start date, the tuition minus a $50 administration fee will be refunded
  2. Cancellation 29 to 7 days prior to the start date, the tuition minus a $100 administration fee will be refunded
  3. Cancellation less than 7 days prior to the start date, the tuition minus a $150 administration fee will be refunded
While course attendees are welcome to stay at any facility, RMUoHP has provided discounted rates at two hotels within walking distance of campus. Additional discounts are available for RMU students for ground transportation to and from the Salt Lake International Airport. When making reservations, ask for the RMUoHP student discount.
  • Provo Hampton Inn (1511 S 40 E, Provo)
    • 801-377-6396
    • $97/night + fees
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Provo (1515 S University Avenue, Provo)
    • 801-377-9500
    • $89/night + fees
  • Riverwoods Shuttle
    • 801-691-0978
  • Express Shuttle
    • 800-397-0773
Cancellation of a course may occur if registration is low; if this occurs the cancellation date is June 22.


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