What is TEDEI?

TEDEI (Training in Early Detection for Early Intervention) is an e-learning course offering training on typical motor development in term and preterm infants, early warning signs of high-risk infants and emerging signs of motor difficulties. TEDEI provides a detailed introduction to detecting atypical motor skill development in infants from term age up to six months old.  It focusses in detail on neurological presentations.


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TEDEI was developed at by Mrs Janice Pearse with support from Dr Anna Basu, in response to a need for improved quality of early detection and early intervention for infants with brain injuries, which was identified during Dr Basu’s NIHR-funded Career Development Fellowship. The problems around early detection and early intervention were highlighted again and again by parents of affected infants in our focus groups and workshops, parents of participants in our intervention study, and also through our national survey, using perinatal stroke as an exemplar.


How can Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) access the course?

Our long-term aim is that as many infants as possible are identified early, and entered into effective early intervention programs.  TEDEI will be hosted on Newcastle University’s Short Online Courses Platform , and the e-learning team have provided expert input to the course development: http://cpd.ncl.ac.uk/


We will also be evaluating the effectiveness of the learning package and will be looking for potential participants for this in due course!