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Shana Quarrie, MSOT, OTR/L, IBCLC, C/NDT

Annette Leary, RN, BSN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Tongue Tie Symposium 2023
  • Country: USA

Shana Quarrie is an Occupational Therapist for over 12 years and a Certified Lactation Counselor for 5 years and now an IBCLC as of June 2023. She has worked in the pediatric setting for over a decade and in one of the largest Level 4 NICUs in the United States. Shana is one of the Co-Founders of Baby B.L.I.S.S. Feeding Collaborative of Central Florida a private practice formed with two RN, IBCLC’s. They help families prenatally, antepartum and postpartum navigate growth development and feeding journey.

Shana specializes in the medically complex infant such as 23 week preemies, brachial plexus injuries and any neurodevelopmental delays. Shana finds great improvement when combining neurodevelopmental techniques into her practice for optimal feeding and development outcomes. Her mantra is to help families thrive not just in her clinic during their sessions but in their natural environment.

Annette Leary is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience working in Maternal Child Health (pediatrics, postpartum, home health care and level 2 NICU). She became an IBCLC in 1995. Annette owns a private practice providing home, office, and virtual visits: Orlando Lactation and Wellness Services. She formed a collaboration company Baby B.L.I.S.S. Central Florida Feeding Collaborative, with an occupational therapist and IBCLC. They help families prenatally, antepartum and post partum navigate the growth, development and feeding journey of their children.

Annette began her Upledger Craniosacral therapy training in 2015, taking advanced maternal and pediatric specialty classes. She finds great improvement incorporating craniosacral therapy techniques with lactation consulting. Helping Families Latch onto Parenting has always been Annette's mantra.

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The Untethered Method Integrated: Team Approach to Assessment and Oral Habilitation
Parents are seeking answers to their baby’s feeding difficulties. They verbalize that they are confused by conflicting and contradicting information. They seek opinions from the internet, social media, friends and health care providers that further frustrate them. These families often have to self-navigate this feeding and oral health journey for their baby. They are seeking a functional assessment of the baby’s ability to organize the baby’s suck, swallow and breath pattern to get a differential analysis. Finding providers who can administer the assessment and provide lactation support to the feeding difficulties often means multiple appointments, different offices, and prolonged time. Collaborative practice models place a focus on co-evaluations, co-treatments and care plans to provide the parents with a comprehensive guide of solutions and tools. This allows them to facilitate their baby’s oral motor habilitation and improve their feeding abilities in a timely manner within a single location. These complete assessments, therapeutic modalities and care plans help families feel empowered to make the best decisions on whether to proceed with a frenotomy or not. This program will include 2 case reviews of a family who chose to do the frenotomy and one who did not and how the pre and post frenotomy support care assisted these decisions.
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks