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Emily Hills, OT MSc, CNT

Lindsay Hardy, OT

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Neonatal 2023
  • Country: United Kingdom

Emily Hills is co-author and co-founder of Sensory Beginnings Ltd, she is a Clinical Specialist Neonatal Occupational Therapist at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Emily is a certified neonatal therapist (CNT). She has completed her MSc in Advanced Neonatal Studies at Southampton University. Emily is NIDCAP certified and lectures on The Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) programme in the UK. Emily has completed Neonatal Touch and massage certification (NTMC) and has completed the advanced course in The Prechtl General Movement Assessment. She is a senior Brazelton trainer and lectures on both the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO). She is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration.

Lindsay Hardy is the Director of Clinical Services at PACE, where she leads a multidisciplinary team of therapists, providing therapy to children from 0- 19 years and support to their families. Lindsay has led the development of the Pace Early Intervention Service for children 0-3 years and their families. Lindsay has designed content and taught post-graduate courses in the field of paediatric occupational therapy, sensory integration, cerebral palsy, early intervention & developmental neurology. Lindsay was involved in the start-up of national organisations Sensory Integration Network UK & Ireland and EISMART. She is co -founder and co-author of Sensory Beginnings Ltd

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The Role of Sensation in the NICU: Creating Healing Environments
Human neurobiology is highly sensitive to stressors. Adverse early life experiences create stress that have the possibility to change brain chemistry, anatomy and gene expression. These changes can predispose a baby to impaired emotional regulation, poor cognitive development, and increased risk of cardiovascular, metabolic and immune system dysfunction. In addition, chronic stress can become trauma and have a long term effect. In the neonatal unit the infant, parents and staff are experiencing stress. This presentation will focus on the role of sensation and how we can use sensory experiences to create healing environments, enhance optimal development and minimise stress and trauma.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks