Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

This presentation will familiarize participants with the Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences (SENSE) program, which creates a universal language regarding the infant's sensory development for staff and families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Implementation of the SENSE program in this study enhanced caregiver satisfaction of infant care in the NICU and improved overall feeding outcomes. The findings of this study may be beneficial for OTs who work in the NICU setting.

Primary Author and Speaker: Delisha Patel

Additional Authors and Speakers: Johanna Thompson, Katie Hart, Megan Thees, Kendra Joyce, Rachael Dorton, Sienna Saechao, and Twylla Kirchen

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