Infant Oral Assessment: Exploring Anatomy and Function Beyond the Frenulum

Time-frame: 60 minutes
CERP: yes

Is it a tongue tie? What else could be going on? Having a deeper understanding of the orofacial complex and functional oral motor patterns can help take your assessment techniques to the next level. Curious about jaws, tongues, palates, oral tone, suck patterns, and more? This presentation will focus on understanding the finer details and the bigger picture when it comes to infant oral assessment. We will cover the basics of infant oral anatomy, assessment techniques and optimal vs suboptimal movement, strength, and sucking patterns.


  • Demonstrate the basics of infant oral anatomy assessment
  • Describe immature vs. mature suck patterns
  • Identify at least three aspects of oral assessment

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

Country: United States
Phone number: 360-830-6455
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