Our 12 month mentorship program begins with an 8 week online intensive that gives you the most up to date, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in examining and treating children with oral habits taught by world-reknowned expert, Carla Lejarraga. Content is delivered in our online portal for you to complete self-paced in videos, downloadables and resentations with exclusive opportunities for ‘hands on’ learning at our flagship practice in Queensland, The Thumbsucking Clinic. You will:
A 12 month Certified Mentorship Program for Health Professionals
Understand the elements that contribute to digit sucking behaviour through The Thumbsucking Clinic Sucking Paradigms ™
Understand multifactorial etiology and impacts on oral and facial development.
IDENTIFY AND TREAT
Identify and treat pacifier and other non-nutritive sucking behaviours.
ASSESS AND BUILD
Assess and build individualised treatment plans.
Confidently implement programs in your own practice.
Access the tools and and support to begin practicing right away.
Growing beautiful smiling faces
Everything you need as well as ongoing support
ONLINE 8 WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Learn about current and emerging research in digit sucking
The Thumbsucking Clinic ™ Sucking Paradigms
The Thumbsucking Clinic ™ New Patient Assessment Protocol
Treatment sequencing and planning, report writing and referrals
Writing and delivering a personalised program
Front Office Scripts and protocols – from phone call to paperwork
Appointment scheduling, and charging for treatment
Understanding prolonged pacifier habits: The New Treatment Protocol
Treating Children under 5 years
Retaining Patients, Optimising Care and Business Building
Real life Case Studies
MENTORSHIP 12 MONTHS
Access to our online portal with videos, downloads, presentations and resources to view at your
own pace, for 12 months following course completion
Weekly group Q & A coaching calls with Carla Lejarraga
Support in our exclusive Facebook group for health professionals
Certification as a Thumbsucking Clinic recommended provider for 12 months
What our previous students say
‘I'm looking forward to implementing this in my practice. You have done a great job with online training resources and you have developed an excellent program to help us with these needy families.’Dr Bobby GriffinOrthodontist, QLD, Australia
‘Carla- I really can't begin to really express how grateful I am for our paths to have crossed. The knowledge you have given and and the ongoing support is tremendous. Thank you is just not adequate.’MarySpeech Pathologist, Virginia USA
‘So excited. You have done an amazing job Carla to put your knowledge and experience together in such a programme. Love your graphics and videos and everything is so organised. Congratulations!’Dr Kar Mun ChanPediatric Dentist, VIC, Australia
The course is over 8 modules and each week we have Q&A via our private Facebook group to discuss each module.
Give yourself 2-3 hours each week to watch the videos, go through the readings and PDFs that are supplied.
As a working professional with a family myself, I designed this course to provide flexible learning for people just like me. You can access the portal at any time to watch your modules, whether it be in your lunch hour, or after dinner when the kids are in bed. It’s your choice how you complete the course.
After the 8 modules are complete, we continue to mentor you through email, phone calls and on Facebook group, with case studies, continued access to Q&A and upgrades to resources and materials within the portal.
Don’t reinvent the wheel. We have fact sheets, articles, PDFs of protocols as well as assessment forms, resources, videos, guides and paperwork required for you to get started in your own practice.
Don’t sweat it! It’s recorded so you can come back later and catch up.
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12 payments debited monthly
Total cost $6600 AUD
One-off payment resulting in
discount of $600 AUD