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Compensatory vs Novel Movements: 3 Keys for Babies With Tongue, Lip and Buccal Restrictions

by Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, IBCLC, CST, NBCR
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes

Babies with tongue, lip and buccal ties commonly present with altered or compensatory movements of the tongue, lips, face, mandible, neck and whole body. These compensations are secondary to restrictions and subsequent oral dysfunction that results from not having full range of motion and movement of the tongue, a vital organizational organ of the body. While these compensatory strategies have been somewhat functional prior to release, once the ties are released, babies need novel movements to emerge for function to improve and breastfeeding to experience a positive shift. The difficulty is that novel movements often do not spontaneously arise, requiring therapeutic intervention. In this talk, Michelle will discuss 3 keys to eliciting and strengthening novel and more competent oral patterns and feeding abilities after release while making compensatory strategies obsolete.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learner will describe the top 3 compensatory strategies seen in precrawling babies with tethered oral tissues
2. Learner will describe 3 novel movements to elicit for optimal breastfeeding
3. Learner will list the 3 keys to eliciting novel movements and eliminating compensatory movement strategies for babies after release of tethered oral tissues

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