NEO (Neonatal Eating Outcome Assessment) Program Purpose:
To assess age-appropriate oral motor and feeding skills in preterm infants prior to and at term equivalent age. This assessment attempts to gauge normal versus abnormal progression of feeding across differing postmenstrual ages (PMA), when lack of feeding success can be either a flag for abnormality or part of the normal process of maturation. While this tool may assist in identifying feeding abnormalities, it does not establish treatment priorities. It can be used with breast or bottle-fed infants. Scoring of the Neonatal Eating Outcome Assessment is based on the infant’s PMA at the time of assessment.
1-hour Pre-recorded Neonatal Eating Outcome Assessment training (at own pace) with no live videos and no reliability component.