PRESENTER: Raquel Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, Clinicians who would like to transition from school-based SLP to medical-based SLP.
Description: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a specialized environment that manages the smallest of patients. The majority of speech-language pathologists did not have exposure to premature infants and their specialized needs during their graduate studies. This presentation will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts one might encounter in the NICU. Further, it will address the role of the speech-language pathologist as a neonatal therapist.
Raquel Garcia is a trained craniofacial speech language pathologist who is a core member of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Craniofacial team. She works in the acute care setting in the Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She graduated with her M.S. in communication disorders from Nova Southeastern University and her doctorate of speech-language pathology from Northwestern
University. Her clinical interests include velopharyngeal dysfunction, upper airway disorders, infant feeding, neonatal care, neuroanatomy, and dysphagia.
This webinar is 1 hour and available for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – formerly known as Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). Certificate of Completion is available upon request at the end of the webinar. For More information on Professional Development Hours: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/