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Helping Kids Thrive

Oct 13, 2022

Guest: Denise Minyard, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

There are approximately 15,000,000 premature births globally every year. With this statistic, an infant’s stay at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is not uncommon. 

Having experience working in NICUs, Denise Minyard, a speech language pathologist at DotCom Therapy, reveals the unseen world of preemies. From therapies, developmental delays, transitions from hospital to home, and the aftercare support parents must have for themselves and their babies - this conversation is sure to open your eyes on how a NICU stay affects development later in life.

So stay tuned, and get ready to walk with us as we take this journey into understanding the struggles and the long term effects of NICU stays on families, and most importantly, how to be their support system.

Episode Highlights:

  • Denise shares some experiences working in the NICU
  • How NICU stay affects parents and child
  • Struggles and therapies premature babies face in the NICU
  • Differences between premature and full term births
  • Aftercare precautions after getting out of NICU
  • Importance of a support group and where to find them

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