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Infant Oral Assessment: Exploring Anatomy and Function Beyond the Frenulum

by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 CNE, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

Is it a tongue tie? What else could be going on? Having a deeper understanding of the orofacial complex and functional oral motor patterns can help take your assessment techniques to the next level. Curious about jaws, tongues, palates, oral tone, suck patterns, and more? This presentation will focus on understanding the finer details and the bigger picture when it comes to infant oral assessment.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Demonstrate the basics of infant oral anatomy assessment;

Objective 2: Describe immature vs. mature suck patterns; and

Objective 3: Identify at least 3 aspects of oral assessment.


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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks