Coming Home from the NICU: A Guide for Supporting Families in Early Infant Care and Development (Paperback)
  • Coming Home from the NICU: A Guide for Supporting Families in Early Infant Care and Development (Paperback)

Coming Home from the NICU: A Guide for Supporting Families in Early Infant Care and Development (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/08/2013
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For families of an infant leaving the NICU, nothing's more exciting - and challenging - than the critical transition to home life with their baby. Support the NICU-to-home transition with this accessible book, the complete guide to helping parents meet their baby's special needs and promote optimal development in the first year after homecoming.

Invaluable for a wide range of professionals including early interventionists, OTs, PTs, public health nurses, physicians, and social workers this book is the key to providing family-centred, developmentally supportive guidance in the months after the NICU. Professionals will deepen their understanding of the emotional and physical challenges of the NICU experience, and they ll get in-depth guidance on how to support parents effectively as theydevelop a loving and satisfying relationship with their baby manage the changes to their daily routines and home environment recognise, interpret, and respond to the baby's signals and behaviours actively encourage motor and language development support the baby's management of sleep/wake cycles identify concerns about the baby's development learn the timing, intensity, and amount of activity that work for their unique babypromote their baby's self-regulation locate and access community resources and social supportsTo illuminate the incredible strength of parents of premature infants, the book includes powerful stories of real families who share their experiences of supporting and loving their babies in the NICU and beyond. Readers will also receive printable handouts to share with families Coming Home: What to Expect; Reading Your Baby's Cues; Feeding Your Baby; Positioning and Handling Strategies; Communicating With Your Baby; Playing With Your Baby; Helping Your Baby Learn; and more and lists of resources, websites, and organisations that provide additional information and support.

With this definitive guide from two leading experts in infant development and early intervention, professionals will provide sensitive, effective support and guidance to new parents as they make a smooth transition to home life and develop strong relationships with their babies.

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781598570199
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 8 mm

"This is a truly invaluable resource for professionals who work with parents and their infants, who are making the transition from NICU to home. With their vast experience in working with infants and families, Dr. Kathleen VandenBerg and Dr. Marci Hanson have captured with sensitivity and understanding the challenges faced by infants and families, during this transition. Brimming with clinical vignettes and practical information sheets, including guidelines for professionals and tips for parents, this book successfully balances cutting edge research and clinical practice, in a way that makes the material accessible to both professionals and parents alike."--J. Kevin Nugent, Ph.D."The Brazelton Institute, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School" (09/11/2012)
"This book is a much needed resource for parents and professionals working with parents on the transition of preterm infants from NICU to home care. It is written in a style which is highly accessible for parents. The book provides necessary therapeutic frameworks for parents and professionals to be able to work effectively together to understand each infant's behavior and promote each infant's well-being. In addition, the book provides invaluable information about innovative interventions, as well as community and peer resources for parents of pre-terms." --Zack Boukydis, Ph.D.

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