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Spotlight on Research: Use of a Tummy Time Intervention and Parent Education in Infants Born Preterm
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/8/2020
When: Live Virtual Learning: Second Thursday of Every Month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: ZOOM Meeting Platform
United States
Presenter: Dawn Drumm, PT
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff, Member Services Manager

Online registration is available until: 10/7/2020
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Interested in research? The Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (IPTF) offers FREE monthly Live virtual learning webinars that helps our members stay informed about ongoing research efforts, and insight and knowledge on current research and researchers. Plus  - participants can earn continuing education credits (CE).


"Use of a Tummy Time Intervention and Parent Education in Infants Born Preterm: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

Earn 1 FREE hour of CE!

Join us for this month's Spotlight on Research Virtual Learning course as Dawn Drumm, PT presents her research on "Use of a Tummy Time Intervention and Parent Education in Infants Born Preterm: A Randomized Controlled Trial."

Motor skill acquisition within the first year of life is crucial for optimal development (Raniero, Tudella, & Mattos, 2010). Research has indicated that the lack of prone experiences, often referred to as “tummy time”, affects infants’ motor development negatively and decreases an infant’s ability to practice motor skills that require antigravity extension (Wentz, 2017; Zachry & Kitzmann, 2011). Infants born preterm lack the opportunity for tummy time due to a variety of reasons including medical or surgical complexity. This research aimed to look at how a specific tummy time intervention impacted motor development among infants born preterm. It also aimed to look at parental adherence to tummy time recommendations through the use of a mobile application.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Learn insight into the importance of early movement opportunities for infants born preterm.
  • Gain insight into how research and evidence is emerging on how early movement experiences enhances neuroplasticity for infants born preterm.
  • Gain an understanding of the research methods, analyses, strengths, limitations and conclusions of the randomized control study presented.
  • Engage, ask questions and provide insight to presenter on the research presented.


Dawn Drumm, PT received her B.S. in Physical Education and Health Promotion from the University of Iowa in 1993 and her B.S. in physical therapy from Rosalind Franklin University in 1997. She has more than 20 years of extensive professional experience in a variety of pediatric healthcare settings including both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as burn care. She has spent the last 8 years in the NICU at Lurie Children’s. She is currently working to complete her DHSc degree with a major in pediatrics and minor in education and will complete her defense in the Fall of 2020.

You are encouraged to send questions and comments prior to the event using the IPTA Research Question Box and the IPTA Research Forum. Please note that you must be logged into the site as an IPTA member to submit your questions.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will also be eligible to earn up to 1 FREE CE by filling out a short evaluation form. You MUST RSVP, prior to the date of webinar, in order to receive the email that is sent out the morning of the webinar with the evaluation link.


This meeting will be presented virtually via Zoom. Prior to the meeting, you will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities. 

An email will go out to all those who RSVP'd to attend the course the morning of the research webinar. In that email will have important information including the meeting ID # and password. It will also contain the course handouts and the link to complete the post presentation Evaluation for CE credit. 

Plan to sign in at 6:55 pm and enter your name, the program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. 

Topic: Spotlight on Research: Use of a Tummy time Intervention and Parent Education
Time: Oct 8, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Note to Nonmembers: The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association!

The IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).


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