GOLD Learning Speakers

U.S.A.

Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-tie Lecture Pack 2014, GOLD Lactation 2013, GOLD Lactation 2014, GOLD Midwifery 2016, Sucking Dysfunction & the Role of Bodywork 2016, Tongue-Tie
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Dr. Hazelbaker has 30 years of experience specializing in cross-disciplinary treatments using specialized training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Earning her Master’s Degree in Human Development specializing in Human Lactation from Pacific Oaks College, Dr. Hazelbaker received her doctorate in Psychology from The Union Institute and University. Her original research on tongue-tie, in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) which remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months. Recently, Dr. Hazelbaker revised her Master’s thesis on tongue-tie into a comprehensive book on the condition titled: Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment published by Aidan and Eva Press. More information can be found at www.aidanandevapress.com.

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The Faux Tie: When is a "Tongue-tie" NOT a Tongue-tie?
Has the incidence of tongue-tie increased or are we seeing more cases of "tongue-tie" because of poor differential diagnosis? In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker describes the differences between actual tongue-tie and sucking issues that can appear to be tongue-tie due to structural restrictions that pull the tongue back in the throat. She provides the conceptual framework for such an occurrence and shows both pictures and video that help the participant grasp the differences between the two thereby distinguishing a true tie from a faux tie in his or her clinical setting.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6.0  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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The Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function
The Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function™ (HATLFF) remains the only research-based assessment tool for tongue-tie screening in babies under 6 months. This screening tool is used throughout the world as a basis for clinical research on the subject and by clinical practitioners in their own practices. In this presentation Dr. Hazelbaker teaches the participant how to use the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function to screen for tongue-tie. Using videos of babies from her practice, she covers every item on the screening tool helping the participant to grasp the nuances of using this thorough assessment process thereby enabling the practitioner to make an accurate diagnosis of tongue-tie
Presentations: 19  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation, Compassion Strategies
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What Does Torticollis Have to do with Breastfeeding?
Torticollis, an abnormal foreshortening of the fascia of the neck that causes a head tilt, presents unique challenges to breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the incidence of this formally rare condition is on the rise. Dr. Hazelbaker discusses the causes of the condition, explains the assessment process and presents multiple therapeutic strategies for resolving torticollis in infants. She uses video to show both the assessment and treatment process in action.
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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The Impact of Infant Trauma on Breastfeeding
Dr. Hazelbaker defines infant trauma and describes its signs and symptoms. She then discusses the various strategies for preventing infant trauma and resolving the condition. She suggests the multiple ways that midwives and doulas can help prevent infant trauma. She then makes suggestions as to which practitioners midwives need to refer to assist resolution.
Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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The Impact of Bodywork on Infant Breastfeeding
This session addresses the types of breastfeeding problems that respond to bodywork. Dr. Hazelbaker presents examples of structurally related sucking dysfunction that indicates the need for bodywork. She discusses the three major release areas that must be addressed to resolve the sucking issue.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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Gamechangers: New studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie.
This presentation examines several influential recent studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie; the manner in which we examine, treat and perform therapy on babies. From the overall perspective of development, Dr. Hazelbaker looks at histology, speech development, posture, wound healing, lasers and airway integrity, citing the most exciting studies on these subjects, explaining how each will impact our philosophical, intellectual and clinical involvement with study findings. Further, Dr. Hazelbaker makes suggestions of how these various studies should guide our thinking about when and how to assess and treat tongue-tied infants.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure