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Roberta Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS

Roberta  Gatlin Instructor Bio:
Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS, graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from more than 28 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic, and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. Her research currently focuses on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting, and obtaining norms for children in the United States on the Infant Motor Profile. She currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee, the Regional VI Director, and Neonatology Specialty Interest Group’s Vice-Chair position for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Roberta Gatlin's Continuing Education Courses

Evaluation and Assessment of the NICU Neonate

Evaluation and Assessment of the NICU Neonate

This course will provide the learner with an overview of the assessment areas that are important to the therapeutic evaluation and examination. The learner will identify specific areas that are important to address between the medically… Read Morearrow_right

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Therapeutic Intervention in the NICU

Therapeutic Intervention in the NICU

This course will expose the learner to the team approach model for providing intervention to the neonate in the NICU. The course will also provide the therapist with the skills to identify intervention readiness, sequencing of intervention… Read Morearrow_right

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Theoretical Frameworks for Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Interventions in the NICU

Theoretical Frameworks for Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Interventions in the NICU

This course will provide the learner with the foundational theories of neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral interventions for the neonate. The learner will be able to identify the term, preterm and post neonate and diagnoses that are… Read Morearrow_right

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The History of the NICU

The History of the NICU

In this course, Dr. Gatlin discusses the evolutionary progress of the neonatal intensive care unit and various factors that impact the epidemiology of premature births. The course allows the learner to see the progression of technological… Read Morearrow_right

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Fetal Development Milestones

Fetal Development Milestones

This course is a presentation of the developmental maturation of the embryo into a fetus. Dr. Gatlin will provide a review of the systems development that is pertinent to a rehabilitation therapist's work within a NICU environment. Each… Read Morearrow_right

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Family Intervention with the NICU Neonate and Discharge Preparation

Family Intervention with the NICU Neonate and Discharge Preparation

This course will expose the learner to evidence-based research on the positive outcomes of family involvement and hands-on interactive times the rehabilitation professional may reinforce with the neonate. The course will offer information… Read Morearrow_right

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