Structure and Function: How the Infant’s Structure Affects the Infant’s Function

Course Details

This comprehensive course 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.

The purpose of this course is to provide specialized education for lactation and birth professionals, including other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning how to fully assess structural issues in infants. 

Lecture and Observation Skills:

  • Overview of pregnancy-related contributors;
  • Overview of birth-related contributors;
  • Overview of what challenges they cause or contribute to;
  • The long-term effects of structural issues left untreated.
  • Overview of facial asymmetry including the jaw (tilt, off-set, recession), and skull;
  • Overview of full-body asymmetry;
  • Overview of feeding and behavioral challenges;
  • Overview of neonatal reflexes;
  • Overview of difficulty meeting developmental milestones;
  • Overview of behavioral and nuerological issues in older children due to untreated structural issues as infants.

Assessment Techniques:

  • Look in detail at the infant body;
  • Learn how to recognize structural asymmetries by sight;
  • Learn how those asymmetries can complicate feeding to varying degrees; 
  • Learn about musculature, and how to recognize tight muscles in the infant body;
  • Learn hands-on techniques to assess the infant;
  • Learn how 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 this course are multiple videos, case studies, learning supports, and a digital workbook.

This course is approximately 6 hours of instruction. Students will have 8 weeks access to complete the course.

Fee for this course is $200.00 (US) Purchase Course!

CERPs – 6 L-CERPs will be awarded after attendees pass the required (by IBLCE) quiz that will be emailed to attendees after completing the class.

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Important Fine Print:  

Structure and Function Education maintains the right to refuse training to anyone for any reason. If one has paid for training and is refused said training, fees will be refunded in full.

Structure and Function Education trainings are not designed to diagnose or treat structural issues in infants.

Structure and Function Education trainings do not teach therapeutic treatment techniques.

Structure and Function Education training focuses on observation and assessment of infant structure and to refer out to appropriate care providers as needed.

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