The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). More specifically, this study examined family-centered care and parent training provided by SLPs to aid families in the transition from the NICU to home. Previous research indicated that an infant’s post-discharge environment had a greater impact on their feeding behaviors than the hospital environment, justifying the need for this investigation. The results revealed that while SLPs indicated both that they agree family-centered care falls into their role in the NICU and that they commonly provide these services, the time they spend implementing family-centered care and parent training is less than the amount of time spent on other aspects of their role.
Dalzell, Lindsay S., "An Examination of Family-Centered Care and Parent Training Provided by Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Improve the Discharge Transition" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7794.
Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences | Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech-language pathologist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, family-centered care, parent training, feeding
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
© Copyright 2017 Lindsay S. Dalzell