Understanding oral reflexes makes support oral function easier.
Oral reflexes tell the story of oral function when you understand what they are telling you. In this course, you'll how to stimulate and use 5 different oral reflexes to get a comprehensive understanding of what's going on inside a baby's mouth, and how to use those reflexes to quantitatively track progress over time.
What You'll Learn.
How to use a baby's oral reflexes to assess oral function and track progress
Oral reflexes can give you a detailed understanding about what's going on inside a baby's mouth, when you understand how to look. You'll learn how to tease apart oral reflexes to get a more complete picture of a baby's oral function skills.
How to develop oral motor skills using reflexes as a guide.
When you use a oral reflexes to move the tongue, it teaches the brain how to move the tongue. You'll learn how to help a baby develop responsiveness, endurance and range of motion of their tongue using intra-oral reflexes as a guide.
How to assess frenotomy readiness.
Learn how to use a baby's oral reflexes as a guide to understand whether they are ready for a surgical release, or if they need more support, so feeding doesn't get worse.
#1- A 2-Hour Virtual Webinar
Everything you need to know to be able to understand how to start using oral reflexes to assess oral function
#2- A license to use the CORE assessment tool with your personal clients
You'll get an individual license to learn how to use my patent-pending assessment tool to help get a benchmark of oral function and track progress.
#3- A License to use the FAST assessment tool with your personal clients.
You'll get an individual license to learn how to use my patent-pending Frenotomy Readiness Assessment Tool to be able to quickly screen your clients for readiness for surgical release.
Oral reflexes can help you teach a baby's brain how to move the tongue to improve oral function.
And they are since oral reflexes are easy to stimulate and easy to assess, you don't need to feel to be able to use them. That makes working with oral reflexes an ideal way to engage your hesitant families to help support their baby's oral function skills.
What you could do with...
An easy way to quantify oral function to communicate with parents and providers.
A clear and effective way to identify and individualize support for each baby.
An approach to oral function that works for hesitant parents who are nervous about working inside their baby's mouth
A quantitative benchmark for progress to know if what you are doing is helping improve oral function.
Hi, I'm Avery.
I'm on a mission to help make feeding feel better.
I've spent the last 5 years learning about reflexes, experimenting, both inside and outside of the mouth, and I can't wait to share what I have learned with you.
Once I began to understand and experiment with oral reflexes, I realized that you can use them to help a newborn baby move their tongue, and that creates the foundation for oral function.
I also realized that as someone who isn't innately gifted with feel, working with oral reflexes gave me a clear, predictable and easy way to support with oral function in babies for both myself and my families.
I developed the Comprehensive Oral Function Assessment as a tool to help me be able to quantify and track progress with my babies, in a a way that took the guess work out of oral function support.
This course is for you if:
- You work with families who struggle with understanding how to do oral function support
- You work with babies who are tongue-tied or with families who are looking for non-invasive ways to support development outside of a surgical release.
- You want to have quantitative data to be able to track a baby's progress.
- You want to take the guesswork out of knowing which exercises a baby needs to help them develop the function.
- You often support virtual families and want an easy and effective way to help those families improve their baby's oral function skills.
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