Teresa Richard and Erin Redle Sizemore PhD CCC-SLP

Looking to get into the NICU or EI settings? My guest this week is sharing her experience working with these populations and some of the newer challenges they're facing. As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate far too many lives, our youngest patients unfortunately are included in that. Erin Redle Sizemore, PhD, CCC-SLP is sharing how SLPs can help these children in the NICU and EI to set them up for success long term.

She is a wealth of knowledge about Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) and what development looks like for these children. Erin shares ideas for providing the best care for this population and how we can best prepare SLP grad students to work with these patients.

Dr. Sizemore also gives us a peek into what it's like to start a brand new master's program for SLPs (the tough and rewarding parts!) when she's not serving her patients in the NICU! She's making such a massive impact on the future of our field, the patients we see, and the practices used. This conversation will leave you nothing short of awe-struck and inspired!

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In this episode, you'll hear about:
-Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)
-Speech, language, and feeding development in children with NOWS
-Ideas for alleviating long-term difficulties for children with NOWS
-Trauma-informed care
-What it's like to be the program director for a brand new Master's program
-The challenge of teaching all that SLPs need to know in grad school

As always, thanks for listening!

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