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Developmental Services. New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington, NC (910) 343-4839. NICU Follow-up Clinic. Assessment and early treatment for infants at risk for developmental delay.  1200 grams OR  30 weeks Special Needs

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Developmental Services

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

(910) 343-4839

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NICU Follow-up Clinic

  • Assessment and early treatment for infants at risk for developmental delay.

    •  1200 grams OR  30 weeks

    • Special Needs

      • Feeding problems, Breathing problems, Heart problems, Neurological problems, genetic disorders.

      • Twins, triplets GA  32 weeks

  • Seen at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months corrected age.

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NICU Staff

  • Dietician

  • PT/OT

  • Speech Specialist

  • Developmental Specialist

  • Coordinator Nurse

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Neonatologist

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NICU Follow-up Duties

  • Learning to administer the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-III.

  • Sanitizing all toys and materials used during testing after each administration.

  • Choosing handouts for parents to take home that provide skills the infant should work on.

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Reach Out and Read


  • Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms across the nation.

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Reach Out and Read Cont.

  • I help keep the book shelf properly stocked and organized.

  • I count and label all new books that are donated or purchased.

  • I keep the extra books organized by age level.

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NHRMC Developmental Specialist

  • Mission: to ensure proper developmental care, such as feeding and positioning is given to all infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

  • I help to ensure that infants are positioned with the proper boundaries correctly by performing audits on random infants.

  • I also help to educate nursing staff on developmental issues by constructing PowerPoint and handouts.

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Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS)

  • Mission: to help children grow cognitively

  • I help to provide social interaction with children who have scored low on cognitive testing.

  • We work on age appropriate skills for cognitive development.