The Neonatal Follow-Up Program (NFUP) is a multidisciplinary screening clinic that works with families to focus on their child’s development by identifying any areas of concern, teaching parents activities that can support their baby, and/or referring their child to community agencies for ongoing guidance through treatment and consultation.
The NFUP clinic has a Paediatric Neurologist, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologist. The clinic monitors infants who are born prematurely with a birthweight below 2000 grams, who are small for gestational age (<3rd percentile), and/or born at a gestational age that is less than 33 weeks plus 6 days. Infants who are born with significant medical concerns may also be monitored. Infants are monitored between the ages of 4 and 24 months to identify any concerns with their growth and development.
At your appointment, the team assesses your baby’s motor, cognitive and speech and language development. Appointments usually take between 45-60 minutes. In order to improve the lives of these infants, it is important that families attend their appointment to ensure early identification of developmental concerns and intervention.