Definition of Neonatal Therapy Certification:
Neonatal therapy certification identifies physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who have demonstrated the time, knowledge, and commitment to serve high risk infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.
What Professional Organization Provides Certification for Neonatal Therapists?
Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board (NTNCB)
What is the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board (NTNCB)?
NTNCB is a multidisciplinary board comprised of experienced neonatal therapists who work in NICUs throughout the United States and abroad as occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
What is a Neonatal Therapist?
Neonatal therapists are an essential part of the NICU team. A neonatal therapist is an occupational therapist, physical therapist or speech-language pathologist who delivers holistic direct patient care and consultative services to premature and medically complex infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Using an integrated, neuroprotective, family-centered model, neonatal therapists provide highly specialized and individualized therapeutic interventions in the NICU. These interventions support optimal long-term development, prevent adverse sequelae, and nurture the infant-family dyad. Neonatal therapists provide education to the family and NICU team.
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