Structure and Function:
How the Infant’s Structure Affects the Infant’s Function
This live, on-line educational program focuses on how structural issues can affect infants, and how to fully assess structural issues in infants. This program looks at reasons beyond oral issues (tongue tie, congenital defects, etc…) that affect infant feeding and behavior.
Part 1: Why, What, and the Long Term
In this section we discuss why structural issues happen, what challenges they cause or contribute to and the long-term effects if left untreated. We look at pregnancy, labor and delivery, feeding and behavioral challenges, difficulty meeting developmental milestones, and behavioral issues in older children due to untreated structural issues as infants.
NEW CONTENT! We have added brand new content on neonatal reflexes! Thank you Jewel Mohr for a great section on neonatal reflexes and how to observe them!
Part 1 is approximately 2.5-3 hours long and includes Q&A time.
Part 2: Assessing the Infant
In Part 2 of our program we look in detail at the infant body to learn how to recognize structural asymmetries by sight, and we learn how those asymmetries can complicate feeding to varying degrees. We learn about musculature, and how to recognize tight muscles in the infant body. We also learn how to evaluate the infant body hands on to recognize problem areas in the infant’s body that are contributing to the challenges the infant may be having with feeding, behavior, and sleep.
Included in Part 2 are 10 videos, and case studies.
Part 2 is approximately 3 – 3.5 hours long and includes Q&A time.
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CERPs: To keep your educational costs down, No CERPs are offered at this time. However, those who want/need CERPs from IBLCE can petition IBLCE for CERPs on their own. Class content documentation with needed information is provided in handouts.
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