ISIT 2 | Infant Regulatory Disorders of Mood, Sleep and Feeding
Infancy and the two years beyond are known as ‘The 1001 critical days’. It is during this period that the infant develops the foundations for future learning, relationships and behaviour.
Starting in utero, the infant begins to establish self-regulation and over the first 5 years of life must self-regulate mood, sleep and feeding. Self-regulation is developed in the context of inherent factors (sensory integration) and extrinsic factors (relationship).
This course will look at three key areas of self-regulation in infancy and toddlers – mood, sleep and feeding. Therapists will understand how typically developing babies self-regulate these areas and how to recognize infant regulatory disorders of mood, sleep and feeding. The course deals with assessment and management of these areas.
PRESENTED BY MEG FAURE – VIDEO CONTENT RECORDED LIVE | SI NETWORK TRAINING 2020
SESSION 1 | MODULE 1: Regulatory disorder of mood
This module focusses on high needs babies. By the end of this module, therapists will be able to:
· Differentiate the colicky or fussy baby from the regulatory disordered infant.
· Understand the incidence of early infant crying
· Know the causes of early infant crying/ colic
· Deal with early infant crying in the 0 – 3-month-old
· Treat mood disorders in the Regulatory Disordered infant – after 6 months of age
SESSION 2 | MODULE 2 : Regulatory disorder of Sleep
This module focusses on infant and toddler sleep. By the end of this module, therapists will be able to:
· Analyze the root of a sleep problem and develop a treatment plan for sleep disorders
· Treat sleep problems from a multifaceted perspective
· Know when to refer the mother
· Treat underlying sensory issues
· Treat sleep problems behaviourally
SESSION 3 | MODULE 3 : Regulatory disorder of feeding
This module focusses on infant feeding. Therapists will understand
· The role of reflective function in the developing infant’s emotional world
· How to use reflective function as a foundation for infant weaning
· Sensory profile and the infant’s innate sensory processing as it pertains to weaning and feeding
· Sensory processing as a basis for feeding problems
· Debunk the myths and present the latest science on infant weaning
· The emergence of self-regulation in infants
· The link between self-regulation and feeding
· Therapeutic implications
What you can expect from this online course:
- 3 Learning modules
- 3 Hr and 15 minutes Pre-recorded masterclasses presented by Meg Faure
- Pdf download – course presentation and notes
- Bonus content / articles, hints and tips
presented by Meg Faure
Meg Faure is an Occupational Therapist, baby specialist and well-known author & co-author of the Sense series of parenting and baby books, including the best-selling Baby Sense and Weaning Sense books. Meg is an expert on all things sensory and has lectured internationally on Infant Sensory Integration & Disorders for OTs around the world. In 2020, Meg founded Parent Sense – an all-in-one baby app to give new parents a convenient, credible source of information, useful tips and all the secrets to successful parenting in the first precious year of life.