“Tongue tie”, clinically known as ankyloglossia, is a topic of growing interest and evidence. Tongue tie can restrict proper lingual functionality and mobility. This restriction can cause feeding and lactation difficulties for infants and parents. Ankyloglossia can also present other health issues through the lifespan. Feeding challenges can be complicated and multi-factorial. A comprehensive understanding of infant oral anatomy and lingual function can help clinicians better assess and care for the patients they serve. While tongue and lip tie issues have been a hot topic in recent years, there is much more to the subject that needs to be discussed. Proper evaluation techniques, understanding oral anatomy, and pre-and post-frenectomy support are vital for healthcare professionals working with infants and families.

Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care will provide clinical assessment and care strategies. This course will review the available evidence around ankyloglossia and related procedures. This module is designed to meet the needs of anyone who clinically assesses infants, works with feeding issues, and/or provides lactation and infant feeding care.

 

Session Objectives:

  • Identify available evidence around ankyloglossia
  • Understand the impact of tongue tie on infant feeding
  • Identify basic oral assessment techniques for infants
  • Appreciate collaboration and teamwork when dealing with oral restrictions
  • Identify targeted care strategies for dyads coping with ankyloglossia

 

IBLCE Blueprint Areas Covered:

  • I. Development and Nutrition, A. Infant
  • III. Pathology, A. Infant
  • VII. Clinical Skills, B. Education and Communication
  • VII. Clinical Skills, D. Research

 

Time: 90 minutes

Cost: $50

 

Access for 90 days.

Includes 1.5 IBLCE CERPs upon completion.

(Email [email protected] for information about discounts for Tier 2, 3 countries)

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"Thank you, Melissa, for the opportunity to learn with you. It is so helpful to have access to your bibliography as well. I am always eager to learn more on this topic and as an IBCLC candidate working with families, have questions about oral restrictions come up regularly. It is so helpful to read the research and provide families with evidence so that they may make informed decisions as they mobilize to reach their feeding goals which may involve this type of procedure."

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"The whole presentation was just amazing. From the TT release video to the post care exercises. I loved how you incorporated communication strategies for parents/caregivers because it is hard to paint the picture for parents in a way that informs them appropriately without scaring them. You are amazing to this field, thank you for your dedication."

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"This was the BEST tongue tie course I have taken...you put the most important info into an hour. I loved how you communicated and stayed on the research side...you are truly a gift!!"

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"The information provided on how baby uses their tongue (not just sticking their tongue out) connected all the dots for me as it pertains to tongue function."

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"The video showing the release procedure [was my A-HA moment]. I've never seen that before, and the part at the end when the tongue is suddenly able to move was so eye-opening!"

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"The best tongue-tie presentation I have seen to date (and I have done quite a few!)"

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