Presented by:

Jaye Haleryn, LC(ret), CLE, CIIM, BT and Jewel Mohr, MEd., IBCLC

Course Description

This comprehensive course provides specialized education for lactation professionals, birth professionals, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning the importance of, and how to fully assess structural issues in infants.

We start before the infant is born, looking at what causes and contributes to structure and function issues, including pregnancy and labor and delivery, and maternal issues.

We then discuss how structural issues can affect infants’ function – their primitive reflexes, neurological challenges, and the long-term effects of structural issues.

This course will teach you how to assess visually for structural asymmetry, as well as how to assess infants hands-on.

By the end of this course, you will be able to fully assess structural issues in infants.  And you will understand why it is important to do so as early as possible.

Register now and get 6 months to complete the course at your own pace, at times that work for you!

This course includes:
• 6 Modules with multiple sections
• Workbook with slide notes, enrichment activities, and resources for your clinical practice!
• A multitude of resources for your continuing education and research
• Access to instructors through Discussion Boards and email
• Wide variety of learning supports
• Videos!
• Our proprietary Structure and Function Evaluation form
• 6 L-CERPs (upon completion of all requirements)
And More!

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Read This First

    • Structure and Function Resource List

    • Structure and Function Workbook - Modules 1 and 2

    • Structure and Function Workbook - Module 3

    • Structure and Function Workbook - Modules 4, 5 and 6

  • 3

    Module 1: It's a Domino Effect

    • Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture 1 - Pregnancy

    • Student Discussion: Pregnancy

    • Learning Support: Types of Fetal Positions

    • Lecture 2 - Uterine and Other Contributors

    • Student Discussion: Uterine and Other Contributors

    • Learning Support: Uterine Anomaly

    • Learning Support: Fraternal Twins Born in Bicornate Uterus

    • Lecture 3 - Labor and Delivery, and Summary

    • Student Discussion: Labor and Delivery

    • Learning Support: How Pelvic Anatomy Affects in Utero Positioning, Labor and Delivery

    • Learning Support: Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants

    • Learning Support: Birth Injuries in Newborns

    • Learning Support: Human Variation in the Shape of the Birth Canal is Significant

    • Knowledge Checkpoint: Module 1

  • 4

    Module 2: Primitive Reflexes, Neurodevelopment, and Long-term Effects

    • Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture 1 - Primitive Reflexes and Neurodevelopment - Part 1

    • Student Discussion: Primitive Reflexes and Neurodevelopment - Part 1

    • Lecture 2 - Primitive Reflexes and Neurodevelopment - Part 2

    • Student Discussion: Primitive Reflexes and Neurodevelopment - Part 2

    • Learning Support: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex Clinical Examination

    • Learning Support: Galant Reflex/Embryology Neural Exam

    • Learning Support: Tonic Reflexes Present During Infancy and Their Impact on a Child’s Function

    • Learning Support: Therapy for Immature Primitive Reflexes

    • Learning Support: Reflex Chart by Guilderland Physical Therapy

    • Learning Support: Reflex Assessment Checklist for the IBCLC

    • Lecture 3 - What do S&F Issues Cause and Contribute to - Part 1

    • Student Discussion: What do S&F Issues Cause and Contribute to - Part 1

    • Lecture 4 - What do S&F Issues Cause and Contribute to - Part 2

    • Student Discussion: What do S&F Issues Cause and Contribute to - Part 2

    • Learning Support: The Anatomy of Breastfeeding Video

    • Learning Support: Nipple Shields Use

    • Lecture 5 - The Possible Long-term Effects - Part 1

    • Student Discussion: Long-term Effects - PART 1

    • Lecture 6 - The Possible Long-term Effects - Part 2

    • Student Discussion: The Possible Long-term Effects PART 2

    • Learning Support: KISS and KIDD Syndrome

    • Learning Support: Manual Therapy in Children - Biedermann Article on KISS/KIDD

    • Learning Support: Common Childhood Disorders Linked to Spinal Dysfunction

    • Student Discussion: Anticipatory Guidance

    • Learning Support: Tummy Time Video

    • Learning Support: Essential Tummy Time Moves

    • Learning Support: Tummy Time for Newborns Video

    • Learning Support: What is Neurodevelopmental Movement

    • Knowledge Checkpoint: Module 2

    • Lecture 7 - What Can We Do to Help - Anticipatory Guidance

  • 5

    Module 3: Assessment Observations and Techniques

    • Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture 1 - How to Assess the Infant

    • Student Discussion: How to Assess the Infant

    • Learning Support: SaFE Form 2021

    • Learning Support: SaFe Form Instructions 2021

    • Learning Support: Breastfeeding and CranioSacral Therapy

    • Learning Support: Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient

    • Lecture 2 - Let's Talk about Structure - Part 1

    • Student Discussion: Let's Talk About Structure - Part 1

    • Lecture 3 - Let's Talk about structure - Part 2

    • S&F Effects with Breastfeeding

    • Lecture 4 - Let's Talk about structure - Part 2 cont

    • Student Discussion: Let's Talk About Structure - Part 2

    • Learning Support: Atlas and Axis Cervical Vertebrae (C1-C2) Anatomy Video

    • Learning Support: Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique Video

    • Learning Support: Reference Guide for the Anatomy of Bones and Muscles

    • Learning Support: Important Diagrams

    • Learning Support: CST and Tongue Tie

    • Lecture 5 - The Infant Head and Jaw - Part 1

    • Student Discussion: Infant Head and Jaw - Part 1

    • Lecture 6 - The Infant Head and Jaw - Part 2

    • Student Discussion: Infant Head and Jaw - Part 2

    • Learning Support: Sutures of the Infant Skull Video

    • Lecture 7 - Taking a Closer Look at the Infant Lying on Their Back

    • Student Discussion: Taking a Closer Look at the Infant Lying on Their Back

    • Learning Support: Movement Assessment of Infants Manual

    • Knowledge Checkpoint: Module 3

  • 6

    Module 4: Hands-on Assessment Techniques

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 1 - Assessing the Infant's Arms

    • Infant Arms Assessment

    • Lecture 1 continued - Assessing the Infant's Arms

    • Student Discussion: Arms

    • Lecture 2 - Assessing the Infant's Legs

    • Infant Legs Assessment

    • Lecture 2 continued - Assessing the Infant's Legs

    • Student Discussion: Legs

    • Lecture 3 - Assessing the Infant's Back

    • Infant Back Assessment

    • Lecture 3 continued - Assessing the Infant's Back

    • Student Discussion: Back

    • Lecture 4 - Assessing the Infant Laying on their Side

    • Infant laying on their Side Assessment

    • Lecture 4 continued - Assessing the Infant Laying on their Side

    • Student Discussion: Side

    • Lecture 5 - Assessing the Infant's Head ROM

    • Infant Head ROM Assessment

    • Lecture 5 continued - Assessing the Infant's Head ROM

    • Student Discussion: Head ROM

    • Learning Support: Pediatric Physical Therapy Screening Tool

    • Learning Support: How to Photograph a Baby for a Structure and Function Assessment

    • Knowledge Checkpoint: Module 4

  • 7

    Module 5: Putting it All Together

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 1 - Assessing Baby Sage

    • Sage Assessment

    • Lecture 1 cont. - Assessing Baby Sage conclusion

    • Student Discussion: Sage

    • Lecture 2 - Assessing Baby Daphne

    • Daphne Assessment

    • Lecture 2 cont. - Assessing Baby Daphne

    • Student Discussion: Daphne

    • Lecture 3 - Assessing Baby Wyatt - Part 1

    • Wyatt Assessment

    • Lecture 3 cont. - Assessing Baby Wyatt - Part 1 conclusion

    • Student Discussion: Wyatt - Part 1

    • Lecture 4 - Assessing Baby Wyatt - Part 2

    • Wyatt S&F Effects!

    • Lecture 4 cont. - Assessing Baby Wyatt - Part 2 conclusion

    • Student Discussion: Wyatt - Part 2

    • Knowledge Checkpoint: Module 5

  • 8

    Module 6: Summary & Wrap Up

    • Lecture 1 - Summary and Wrap Up

    • Conclusion

    • Course Evaluation

    • Final Quiz

    • Stay Connected with Us

    • Learning Support: A Movable Feast Course: Reflexes and the Role of Movement in Birth and Breastfeeding by Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

    • Learning Support: The Anatomy of Breastfeeding Course by Lynn Gerner, DC FICPA

    • Learning Support: Brain and Sensory Foundations Course by Sonia Story

    • Learning Support: Babies, Bellies, & Bubbles Course by Elizabeth Morel, MPT

Group Discount

For groups of 10 or more people.

Interested in a group discount for one of our courses?

We know that taking the courses you need can get expensive!  So we have an offer for you!  Get a group of 10 or more people together and each person in your group will receive a 15% discount.  

Click HERE for more information!

Course Reviews

See what students are saying!

5 star rating

Fantastic course, learned so much!

Johanna Cusack

This would be a useful course for anyone who works with infants and their families. Learning to spot how growth in the womb, the birth experience, and othe...

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This would be a useful course for anyone who works with infants and their families. Learning to spot how growth in the womb, the birth experience, and other structural issues can affect not only feeding, but overall motor and even personality development right through childhood. Information is presented in a clear and engaging way, utilising graphics, photos, videos, and printed information. It's easy to navigate, and having access to the material for 6 months is a real plus so can listen, read, or watch particular pieces of information anytime. Highly recommend!!

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5 star rating

Amazing

Oonagh Kelly

So I am 58% of my way through this course and as a qualified midwife & IBCLC all I can say so far is wow. This course so far has been everything and more...

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So I am 58% of my way through this course and as a qualified midwife & IBCLC all I can say so far is wow. This course so far has been everything and more and I highly recommend doing it. I cannot wait to get it finished.

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