Oral Function: Assessment and Comprehensive Care for the Pre-Crawling Infant
Presented by Michelle Emanuel and Melissa Cole
This intensive workshop is designed for health professionals involved in the care of the pre-crawling infant. The course is designed to enhance the care provider’s understanding, assessment and management of oral function issues as they impact infant feeding and development. We will have case studies, interactive virtual activities, group work, discussion time, and more. Melissa and Michelle will help you level-up your assessment and clinical care techniques when it comes to supporting babies coping with compromised oral function and complex feeding challenges.
Who should attend?
Any provider that wishes to become a more skilled clinician when working with pre-crawling infants! Body workers, lactation consultants, pediatricians, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, registered dieticians, speech-language pathologists, and any care team member working with pre-crawling infants should consider attending. IBLCE continuing education credits included.
“It’s really wonderful being in class with Melissa and Michelle. You both make this information tangible and very enjoyable. I’m very inspired to review, study and practice implementing all the tools and knowledge Melissa and Michelle taught us in the class. Thanks again for all your thorough explanation and attention to details!”
“My a-ha moment from this course is understanding that breastfeeding is about more than oral function. It’s about the entire body. Everything is connected! I thought this class was great! I am relatively new to the lactation field and it really opened my mind to an entirely different way of understanding breastfeeding problems.” – Course participant, May 2021
Melissa Cole MS, IBCLC is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral-motor assessment professional and clinical herbalist in private practice. Melissa is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professional. She enjoys teaching, researching and writing about wellness and lactation-related topics. Her bachelor’s degree is in maternal/child health and lactation and her master’s degree is in therapeutic herbalism.
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L is an Occupational therapist specializing in neurodevelopment, manual therapy and autonomic nervous system regulation for the precrawling baby. She teaches several professional classes and has developed a curriculum for making tummy time enjoyable and therapeutic for babies and families. Her expertise in oral motor has developed by assessing and treatment babies in the NICU and outpatient arenas.
Note: includes 10.5 L-CERPs (CEUs) and 1.5 R-CERPs from IBLCE. Many professional organizations accept IBLCE CEUs. In the past chiropractors, naturopaths, midwives, etc have been able to use our IBLCE-granted CEUs. Please check with your organization to see if you can count IBLCE CEUs towards your own continuing education credits and let us know if you have any questions.
Dates: register below to receive the recordings and handouts from the September 2020 virtual event, or stay tuned for another online session soon!
Cost: $350 USD (12 IBLCE CERPs included)
REGISTER HERE to get the recordings and handouts from the September 2020 virtual event
I love how you integrate calmness and energy into consults.
Feels like yin and yang. East and west cultures blend together.
This class was amazing! Michelle and Melissa were extremely knowledgeable and I am so glad I took this class. I will be taking more classes from Michelle and Melissa in the future!
You are both really amazing. I loved your message and your delivery. The workshop felt motivating and invigorating.
This was amazing! Fabulous location, speakers and content. I will be coming to future trainings you both offer for sure!
I am very happy with everything I am taking away from this weekend. Some of what was discussed confirms what I have been doing and seeing in my practice.
Really appreciate all you’ve both done to create this workshop. I absolutely love the combination.
It's really wonderful being in class with Melissa and Michelle. You both make this information tangible and very enjoyable. I'm very inspired to review, study and practice implementing all the tools and knowledge Melissa and Michelle taught us in the class. Thanks again for all your thorough explanation and attention to details!
I loved this class! You are both fantastic and I am so eager to learn more! I just need to start making more money to afford all the amazing classes I want to attend. LIFE LONG LEARNER.