Thumbsucking Professional Online Training Course

Become a Thumbsucking Professional with our online training course

Thumb and finger sucking has major adverse impacts on the growth and development of children’s teeth, mouths and speech development.

BECOME THE EXPERT!

The only evidence-based course of its kind, this course will give you the tools and skills you need to assess and treat patients in your own practice!

UNDERSTAND ELEMENTS

Learn the elements that contribute to digit sucking behaviour through The Thumbsucking Clinic Professionals Paradigms

UNDERSTAND IMPACT

Learn and understand the multifactorial etiology and impacts on oral and facial development

IDENTIFY AND TREAT

Identify and treat non-nutritive sucking behaviours such as thumb, finger and pacifier habits

ASSESS AND BUILD

Assess and build individualised treatment plans.

IMPLEMENT

Confidently implement programs in your own practice.

ACCESS

Access the tools and and support to begin practicing right away.

Course inclusions

Everything you need as well as ongoing support

ONLINE 4 WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Learn new clinical skills that enhance your work and improve patient outcomes

 

  • Evidence based protocols

  • 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

COURSE INCLUSIONS

  • Access to our online portal with videos, downloads, presentations and resources to view at your own pace, for 12 months following course completion
  • Thumbsucking Professionals Starter Kit with a USB of assessment and program forms and practice props.
  • Final Week Q & A coaching call with Carla Lejarraga after the initial 4 weeks of training
  • Support in our exclusive Facebook group for trained Thumbsucking Professionals
  • Use of the Thumbsucking Professionals Social Media Kit to connect with families in your area
  • Certificate of completion with CE points and Thumbsucking Professional Program Provider Badge to display at your practice

What our previous students say

Your mentor

Carla Lejarraga is a world leading expert in thumb and finger sucking habits of children and passionate about healthy faces and smiles from an early age.

Read more about Carla

Frequently asked questions

GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS

The course is 8 modules which are delivered in a 4 week intensive course.  At the end of the course, Carla gives a Q and A session for people to ask questions  and  discuss elements from each module.

Give yourself 3-4 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 you’ve completed the course, you can start to see patients! We continue to mentor you through our private Facebook group, with case studies and resources and materials over 12 months.  You can also opt to gain your badge as a Recognised Thumbsucking Professional.

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.

Once you’ve completed the 4 week intensive, you can apply to become a Thumbsucking Professional.

To do this, you must complete a written  examination and submit 4 completed cases to prove competency in this field.

Once approved, you will be issued with permission to display the Thumbsucking Professionals Badge to display on your website and in your office.

This shows the public that you have trained with us and are a Recommended Thumbsucking Professionals provider.

We may also list your name and contact details in our Thumbsucking Directory on our website.

Unfortunately not. Our courses are designed for health professionals who are seeing patients only. If you are a parent please see our complete list of providers in your area here.

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MONTHLY

$550 AUD

12 payments debited monthly
Total cost $6600 AUD

ONE-OFF COST

$6000 AUD

One-off payment resulting in
discount of $600 AUD