Developmental TIPS - University of Nebraska Medical Center

An invitation to you and your baby
We would like to invite you and your
baby to participate in Developmental
TIPS, a program that provides free
specialized developmental follow-up
once your baby is at home, at no cost
to you.
Take some time to explore the
information provided here to learn
more about how this program will
help you and your baby.
What is Developmental
Understanding Corrected Age… click here to view
Why should my baby participate?
…two important reasons:
Your baby was admitted to the NICU for several days or more. This
means your baby’s condition was serious enough at birth that health
and development should be monitored more closely than most
Concerns addressed early often can be resolved much more
satisfactorily than those that remain unresolved until later in life.
Sometimes it can be reassuring just to hear that your baby is doing
Developmental TIPS can help to monitor your baby’s development
through regular developmental follow-up once you get home.
Why is follow-up important?
Early experience plays a crucial role
in young children’s brain
Early identification of developmental
problems and participation in early
intervention programs maximizes
positive outcomes for children.
Developmental TIPS has served as a
resource to children and families for
over 10 years.
Early Development Network
(Nebraska) and Early Access (Iowa)
are the early intervention services in
our area.
Parent Testimonial
Though she was at higher medical risk (26
weeks gestational age and two pounds, one
ounce) than her four pound premature
brother, Meah has had better developmental
outcomes. Because of TIPS her needs for
developmental services were identified
earlier. At just 16 months of age, she was
referred to Omaha Public Schools for speech
[Sharon, her mother says: “It’s amazing how
far she’s come, I can really see the difference
between her and her brother. There was a
lot more support with her than with him.”]
Want to know more about TIPS… here is a
recently published article, Big Lessons from
Little Ones.
Preemie Meah was identified for speech
therapy services at just 16 months due to
TIPS. She has since graduated from
Early Development Network services
and now attends a Head Start program.
Over 10,000 babies & 10 years of
Service…Developmental TIPS has supported
babies & families
Thanks to all our partners, Developmental TIPS has been
able to serve children across Nebraska.
Additional funding partners include Nebraska Departments
of Education and Health and Human Services.
Partnering Hospitals and ClinicsLocations and Contacts
Developmental TIPS Omaha
Alegent/Bergan Mercy Medical Ctr
7500 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE 68124
Creighton University Medical Ctr
601 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68131
[email protected]
[email protected]
Barb Hostler
Kathy King
Lakeside Hospital – Alegent
16909 Lakeside Hills Plz
Omaha, NE 68130
Methodist Women’s Hospital
707 N. 190th Plz
Omaha, NE 68022
[email protected]
(402) 815-7823
[email protected]
Barb Hostler
Children’s Hopsital & Medical Ctr
8200 Dodge St
North Tower, 5th Floor
Omaha, NE 68114
Barb Peterson
[email protected]
Kathy Walburn
Nebraska Medical Center
4350 Dewey Avenue
Omaha, NE 68198-8132
Nadia Shotkoski
[email protected]
Developmental TIPS Lincoln
Bryan LGH Medical Center
1600 S 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68506-1299
Danielle Swanson [email protected]
Dee Murman [email protected]
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
555 South 70th St.
Lincoln, NE 68510-2494
Connie Paben [email protected] / [email protected]
Developmental TIPS Kearney
Good Samaritan Hospital
Family Birth Center
10 E. 31st St., Box 1990
Kearney, NE 68848-1990
(308) 865-7139
Ashley Fuller
[email protected]
Developmental TIPS Scottsbluff
Regional West Medical Center
4021 Ave B
Scottsbluff, NE
Wendy Neumann-Husted, SW
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
[email protected]
How do I enroll?
Once you have received all the information you
need about this program, you will be asked
to sign a release of information.
This allows us to exchange information with
your baby’s primary physician, the hospital
and the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute
which will be responsible for working with
you to arrange follow-up and collect
outcome information.
Your hospital staff will have a brochure about
TIPS that you can request and take home or
click here (Developmental TIPS Brochure)
/ (Developmental TIPS Brochure-Spanish)
to read and print yourself.
What happens next?
Just three easy steps and you and your baby will have their
first follow-up assessment with TIPS:
Step 1: Fill out the release of information and give to your NICU
Step 2: Once you and your baby are home, you will receive a
welcome letter. Let us know if your address will be changing.
Step 3: You will be contacted when your baby’s age is 6 months for
their first follow-up assessment. If your baby was premature,
contact will be at 6 months adjusted age.
Learn more about your follow-up options…
Remember… there is no cost for TIPS follow-up!

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