Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care – Portland, OR
This topic now available as a 90-minute online course! CLICK HERE for more information.
“Tongue-tie” has become quite a buzz word in some circles and is still quite unknown in others. Tongue and lip tie can cause restrictions in oral movement that can cause significant difficulty with breastfeeding and, in some instances, other health concerns like dental, digestive and speech issues. Melissa will present on tongue and lip tie including related health concerns, assessment and treatment strategies and aftercare.
Who should attend?
This workshop is excellent for anyone that clinically assesses infants, works with feeding issues, and/or provides lactation care. We will have hands-on time evaluating oral anatomy and function, review case studies, watch video and have plenty of time for in-depth discussion. We hope you can join us for an in-depth weekend of tongue and lip tie related learning!
“I flew across the country to attend Melissa’s tongue and lip tie course. I had taken such classes with other ankyloglossia experts, but Melissa’s material and opportunities for hands-on assessment practice far surpassed what I’d heard and done before. The information shared and discussed during class was extremely detailed and comprehensive. The small-group format allowed me to ask very specific questions and receive one-on-one feedback. I returned to my private practice as an IBCLC much more confident in my own skills and with vastly more knowledge.”
Note: Melissa is a long-time member of several tongue tie professional groups and organizations. She has been working for years to increase awareness and professional standards around the topic of oral restrictions such as ankyloglossia. While tongue and lip tie issues have been somewhat of 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-post frenotomy support is vital for healthcare professionals to take their knowledge about tongue and lip tie to the next level.
After this presentation, learners will be able to:
- Identify and assess restrictions of the lingual and labial frenulum in babies
- Identify unique issues and implement targeted care strategies for dyads pre and post frenotomy
- Understand the collaboration and team work involved when dealing with oral restrictions
- Identify community resources and advocacy issues regarding tongue and lip tie concerns
- Implement care for the dyad that is unique to the HCPs health care profession and SOP
Class size will be kept small (10 max) so please register early.
Note: 10 hours of L-CERPS (CEUs) will be applied for through 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.
Upcoming Dates: TBD
Location: Luna Lactation’s NW PDX office, details will be sent with registration.
Cost: $350 (early bird $325), 10 IBLCE CERPS if approved will be included
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Cancellation and Refund Policy – A full refund (minus paypal fees) will be provided if cancellation is requested before 30 days of the event. If you need to cancel your registration within 14-30 days of the event, we will refund you 50% of your registration. Refunds will not be provided if cancellation occurs 0-14 prior to the event. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us ASAP to discuss options.
Families and Babies – We are committed to providing a conducive learning environment for all attendees. Quiet infants in arms and non-separating children are welcome. Please be respectful to other attendees and step out of the room to meet your child’s needs if noise is a concern. Most workshop locations have a separate space for parenting/milk expression needs, please ask us if you need certain accommodations.
I flew across the country to attend Melissa’s tongue and lip tie course. I had taken such classes with other ankyloglossia experts, but Melissa’s material and opportunities for hands-on assessment practice far surpassed what I’d heard and done before. The information shared and discussed during class was extremely detailed and comprehensive. The small-group format allowed me to ask very specific questions and receive one-on-one feedback. I returned to my private practice as an IBCLC much more confident in my own skills and with vastly more knowledge.
I enjoyed having the hands on experience and families. I feel so much more confident with oral assessment and found that understanding oral strength was eye opening.
This was a wonderful learning experience. Thank you so much. Was wonderful to see Real Babies!! Thank you!!
Excellent training. I feel so much more confident about what to look for – especially by comparing ‘healthy babies’ in order to recognize muscle weakness in addition to tongue tie. Group size was good.
I really enjoyed your presentation, your style and grounded information. I look forward to joining you again. Thank you!
You are an amazing speaker. I have learned so much. I did not fully understand how to “diagnose” tongue tie. The difference between posterior or anterior was confusing. I now understand and feel a little more confident to recognize this.
I would be happy to hear Melissa speak again on any topic with the breastfeeding dyad. She is a dynamic speaker with a great breadth of knowledge in her scope of practice. Good day!
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!!
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.