Have you ever wondered if you’re doing the right thing in your NICU?
If you answered yes, you’re in good company.
Specialized Online Mentoring Program
The IGNITE Program is for OTs, PTs or SLPs in need of education and mentoring in the specialized field of neonatal therapy. Here, you’ll learn from nationally-recognized neonatal therapy mentors Chrysty Sturdivant, OTR, CLC, CNT, and Sandra Carroll, OTR, CLC, CNT, throughout this 10-month mentoring program.
Open Enrollment has ended.
Full pay and payment plan options available.
IGNITE includes 10 months of self-paced, on-demand learning, featuring 13 recorded webinar trainings with your mentors. The trainings provide foundational education in the art and science of neonatal therapy and result in 16 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs for PT and OT and 1.6 ASHA CEUs for SLPs when completed.
During the IGNITE Program, you participate in 9 LIVE Group Guidance Calls (1 per month from June through February) with your mentors. Bring all of your questions to this safe learning environment and feel the relief of checking in with supportive and credible mentors.
As an online course, we’re able to bring the education you need directly TO YOU! You also receive on-demand access to trainings and recorded calls in an exclusive online learning hub.
Being part of the IGNITE Progam’s Private Facebook group (optional) allows you to connect with your mentors and colleagues in real time. Post questions, share resources and support each other through challenges.
During IGNITE, you’ll receive numerous resources to help you construct the foundational pieces for your neonatal therapy program. We’ll provide handouts, activity sheets and tools, and case studies. Need a practical way to guide your family intervention trainings? We’ve developed a scale for you. Need a job description for neonatal therapists? You’ll get that, too!
When I think of injustices that may have occurred through lack of knowledge and training…
When I listen to the Ignite training and think of injustices that may have occurred through lack of knowledge and training, I can only wonder what unfortunate outcomes may have occurred. Thanks to Ignite, I pray those injustices are never repeated. Ignite teaches others to do great things when they can.
I am so impressed with the EPPS scale you developed.
Thank you Ignite for yet another amazing Webinar. I always feel so inspired after each and every Webinar. I am so impressed with the EPPS scale you developed and am eager to start incorporating it into my practice.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful tool with us. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt motivation and insights with as well. You are such remarkable women! I am sooo grateful to you.
MEET YOUR MENTORS
Chrysty Sturdivant is a certified neonatal occupational therapist in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) and American Occupational Therapy Association.
Chrysty is the Vice President of NANT, serves on the NANT Professional Collaborative and is co-chair for the annual NANT conference. Chrysty is a wife, mother and grandmother of eight.
Sandra Carroll is a certified neonatal therapist, certified lactation counselor and an occupational therapist, practicing in NICUs since 1993. She is involved in clinical practice, management, and research at a large Level III NICU.
Sandra is a member of NANT and the American Occupational Therapy Association. In 2008, Sandra obtained the designation of Advanced Competency in Developmental Care by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, and has also been awarded the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation by NANN. Sandra lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two daughters.
MEET YOUR SPEAKERS
Jennie graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2000. She entered the workforce in early intervention and has worked in all areas of pediatrics across her career. Since 2007, Jennie has specialized in the NICU and developmental follow up for NICU graduates. She currently works in the NICU and follow up clinic at Banner University Medical Center-Tucson, as well as part-time at Milk and Honey, a breast feeding and lactation therapy group where she provides outpatient therapy for children under two. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist, a National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) designated Developmental Care Specialist, and is certified in Neonatal Touch and Massage. Jennie was as an inaugural Member of the Neonatal Therapist National Certification Board, has been a clinical faculty member for The University of Arizona LEND program since 2014, and is a guest lecturer for NANT’s Ignite program. Even after almost 20 years as a clinician, Jennie still finds passion in her daily work in the NICU and is excited about all the opportunities that lie ahead.
Anjanette is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing in the NICU for over 25 years, receiving Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) certification in 1999 and then helping her NICU’s quality improvement team incorporate family centered and neuroprotective care practices as standards of care.
Anjanette is certified in Neonatal Touch & Massage and in 2017 became one of the first Certified Neonatal Therapists in the nation. Anjanette provides mentorship for other Neonatal Therapists and NICU staff both within the Memorial Hermann System and across the nation. She has co-authored chapters in Kenner & McGrath’s 1st edition of Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants, and Case-Smith and O’Brien’s 7th edition of Occupational Therapy for Children.
Anjanette serves as co-chair of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Professional Collaborative and also serves on the NANT national conference planning committee. She is part of the teaching faculty for Education Resources Inc. and the NANT Ignite program.
Jenny is a board-certified swallowing specialist currently practicing as an Advanced Clinical Specialist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in the Neonatal ICU. Jenny is also a certified lactation counselor and Certified Neonatal Therapist. Her research publications have been in the area of dysphagia. Jenny volunteers with Texas Speech Hearing Association Convention as a programming strand chair. Jenny is a member of the NANT professional collaborative. She is an adjunct lecturer for several speech therapy graduate programs in the Dallas area. Outside of work, Jenny serves in her community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Jenene Woods Craig
Dr. Craig is the Program Director for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Development (IECD) program in the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She has enjoyed a distinguished 38-year career in leadership, management, clinical experience, and non-profit higher education.
Dr. Craig brings unique context as a seasoned neonatal occupational therapist (OT). Her professional work includes decades of emphasis in Trauma-Informed Care, infant and early childhood mental health, diversity and social justice, and parent-infant attachment. Dr. Craig’s focus is to translate interprofessional advances in the understanding of early life adversity, epigenetics and parental mental health into actionable improvements in the care of critically ill infants and families. Dr. Craig’s passion for infant mental health and the life-span impact from infancy through adulthood is revealed in her active professional organization work. Dr. Craig currently serves in leadership with the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT), sits on the Board of Directors for the National Perinatal Association (NPA), and was the inaugural Co-Chair of the Neonatal Therapists National Certification Board (NTNCB). Dr. Craig’s work revolves around her own personal journey in neonatal trauma, her work as an OT, and her first passion as mother of six.
NANT reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be given to participants. In case of cancellation, NANT will notify participant via email and refund will be generated within 48 hours (M-F) of cancellation. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
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