NICU & Premature Infants
Kinder Clinic, Inc. offers services specifically to improve the development of premature or fragile infants.
Occupational therapists play an important role in fostering an infant's neuromotor development by assisting with optimal positioning of the infant in the isolette and minimizing these babies from excessive or inappropriate sensory aspects of the NICU environment.
Aneeta's extensive training in Sensory Integration, advanced Neuro-developmental treatment approaches, and oral motor and feeding development makes her an excellent clinician to treat acutely ill or premature infants who are often unstable and easily compromised by environmental conditions.
Her experience with fragile infants began in the NICU and PICU wards at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Once moving to Los Angeles, California, she was specially requested by the head of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Rehabilitation Department to work in their NICU and PICU wards. Due to her years of training and clinical expertise, she is highly skilled and knowledgable to educate both allied health professionals and parents/families in correct handling and facilitation techniques; faciliation of infant-parent bonding, and environmental modifications necessary for optimal development.
Occupational and Physical therapists also play a critical role in the clinical setting. Our trained therapists can help to organize the premature infants' sensory systems and their ability to regulate the stimuli in their environment, including touch, sound, and light, and facilitate the acquisition of age-appropriate developmental skills.