SENSE Workshop Course Objectives:

  • Discuss key elements of the SENSE program.
  • Demonstrate assessment strategies to assess infant tolerance. 
  • Discuss specific strategies to enhance sensory exposures in the NICU. 
  • Discuss the rationale and understand implementation of the Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences (SENSE) Program that includes evidence based week-by-week sensory interventions and the weekly infant assessment to optimize infant outcomes.
  • Possess skills to implement the SENSE program at your hospital. 

It is recommended that if your hospital plans on implementing the SENSE program, you purchase a license for the program prior to attending this training webinar so that you have access to all materials in advance of the presentation. A SENSE license can be purchased at Only one license is needed per hospital using the program.

Trainers: Emily Hills and Bobbi Pineda

Timeline for Training Sessions:

7 am PST / 10 am EST

- Welcome to the Program

7:20 am PST

- Section 1: Infant Development and the Environment

7:50 am PST

- Section 2: Development of the SENSE Program

8:20 am PST  


8:30 am PST

- Section 3: The SENSE Program

11 am PST

- Lunch 

11:30 am PST

- Section 4: Implementation of the SENSE Program

12 pm PST

- Research and Future Directions

12:30 pm PST

- Break

12:40 pm PST

- Practical Scenarios 

- Q&A and Discussion

2 pm PST/5 pm EST

- End of Day

*Training options for hospitals are also available -- please visit this page:

**At this time, we do not offer CEUs.

***Refunds are available up to 3 weeks before your session date. We will not be able to refund you after that time.

  • 6-hour training done in one day (virtual).
    Minimum of 10 participants.
    We will cancel if we don’t reach 10 participants within 1 week of the session date.

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