The Cullen Family Infant Stimulation program helps babies who are often at risk of developmental delays such as premature infants, babies who are victims of accidents or abuse, and infants with congenital anomalies and/or chronic illnesses, reach their developmental milestones during their stay in St. Mary’s state-of-the-art Nursery unit.
Each child is treated using play, feeding, and massage therapy to engage and develop all of their senses. Using a series of multi-sensory activities that help children learn and develop, activities often include: development of an infant’s sense of touch, sound, sight and smell.
The use of toys and age-appropriate objects stimulate the senses and encourage developmental milestones. Caregivers provide social interaction on a daily basis to encourage the development of eye contact, social smiles and vocalizations. The Therapeutic Activity staff work closely with each baby’s Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech professionals to provide a treatment plan that will further these goals.
St. Mary’s Inpatient Nursery/Cullen Infant Stimulation program