How much do lip and tongue ties affect breastfeeding? As Pediatric Feeding Specialists, we must have particular knowledge about a broad area of conditions that impact infant feeding, whether from the bottle or the breast, and up through the competent transition to Table Foods.
This presentation will enhance your understanding of poor tongue function associated with tethered oral tissue and pathologies associated with maxillary lip and lingual frenulum ties.
You will discover ways oral dysfunction affects feeding skills and identify complications that may be impacting breastfeeding. You will acquire skills for assessing tongue function and implementing appropriate exercises for before and after a frenotomy, interventions for supporting breastfeeding & mouth development and improving breath support in infants/children.
With the hands-on demonstration of baby friendly exercises, you will walk away with a new tool box of techniques to help your youngest, most fragile clients.
About the Presenter:
Ellen is a board-certified speech language pathologist with a private practice in The Woodlands, TX.
Ellen completed her master’s degree in Speech Pathology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She specializes in feeding and myofunctional disorders, structural and sensory-motor based speech disorders, developmental speech/language disorders, social- pragmatic disorders, and interventions for breastfeeding infants.
For 28 years, she has worked together with lactation consultants to provide infant feeding programs for breastfeeding infants. Ellen obtained her certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2015 and Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) in 2019. She works with infants, preschool and school-aged children, teens and adults; and presents nationally and international on topic areas of her specialty.
Ellen M. Carlin M.S. CCC-SLP, IBCLC is the owner of Carlin Speech Pathology & Associates, Inc. and receives a salary and speaking fees for presenting continuing education courses.
Ellen M. Carlin M.S. CCC-SLP, IBCLC provides a monthly breastfeeding support group together with Houston area lactation consultants of HALCEA. This support group is free to parents of infants with tethered oral tissue who have received frenotomies and are working toward breastfeeding goals or parents of infants with oral motor dysfunction working toward breastfeeding goals. This monthly 2 hour group is provided for mommies and babies enrolled in feeding therapy at Carlin Speech Pathology & Associates, Inc.
This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Carlin Speech Pathology & Associates does not endorse the use of any product shown during the course. All products shown during this course are for educational purposes only. All attendees are cautioned to practice within their legal and ethical scope of practice.
SLPs, OTs, PTs, Assistants, Educators. Appropriate for other professionals (social workers, nurses, dieticians, etc.) working with infants and young children with feeding problems.
Available Continuing Education Credits:
Intermediate level 1.3 ASHA CEUs
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.