Original Article: PDF OnlyEffects of NICU intervention on preterm infants: Part 1—Implications for neonatal practiceHeriza, Carolyn B. EdD, PT1; Sweeney, Jane K. PhD, PT, PCS2Author Information 1Vice Chairman and Associate Professor,Department of Physical Therapy,School of Allied Health Professions,St. Louis University Medical Center,St. Louis, Missouri 2Chief, Clinical Investigation & Research Army Medical Specialist Corps,Department of Clinical Investigation,Walter Reed Army Medical Center,Washington, DC Infants & Young Children: January 1990 - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - p 31-47 Free Abstract Dynamic models of development in infants are described within the context of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment. Clinical studies of the effects of NICU developmental intervention, which relate to movement parameters and behavioral state, are analyzed. Implications of the reviewed studies for neonatal developmental treatment planning and NICU intervention are discussed. Recommendations for research designs and instrumentation for future studies of infant movement will be offered in Part II appearing in the next issue. ©1990Aspen Publishers, Inc.