There is a short workbook with each module of the course designed to consolidate your knowledge and demonstrate your understanding.
For those following the Supporting Families with baby Tongue-tie Program, you need to hand your completed workbooks by the end of each module. If you do not wish to hand in your workbook, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
For those following the Accredited Tongue-tie Assessor Award Program, workbooks should be submitted at the end of each module. Please upload your workbooks to these online course pages, under the ‘Download and Submit your Workbooks’ module, shown on the left hand navigation.
For those intending to submit your workbooks, we are looking for evidence of a clear understanding of the course materials.
We recognise that there are gaps in the research around infant feeding and tongue-tie, so you may find you will be using articles and texts written by practitioners where theories are being proposed which are plausible but yet to be substantiated in the research, this is fine as long as you make this clear in your answer.
For example: Alison Hazelbaker’s blog; Modern Myths about tongue-tie, on her Spirit of Healing LLC website (referenced in Module 4) includes unsubstantiated information on the ‘faux tie’.
You are also expected to do your own reading and research around the topics covered in the course and demonstrate this by referencing these sources in your answers.
It is important that you can support your answers with published literature.
Please be careful about your sources. We are looking for robust and evidence-based research.
Each module includes a number of references and credible sources and these are cited throughout the training. Please use these and any other relevant resources you have found on the topics when writing your answers.
If you don’t already have access to academic journals then I suggest you use ‘Google Scholar’, although you will not be able to view all the articles available, it is a very good source of information.
Google Scholar allows you to specify, or exclude older research if you are looking for up-to-date research only. Not all listings will show the full article, but if you click the arrow button you will see other versions of the article. In most cases, a full-text article will be available.
To access Google Scholar, type it into your regular search engine or follow this link: https://scholar.google.co.uk/
We would like you to use supporting materials for your workbooks to demonstrate your level of knowledge and understanding.
Whether you agree or disagree with a particular author, you need to cite their work and give your reasons, referencing other research to assert your position. The easiest way to do this is ‘in-text’ referencing: “quoted statement here” (Author, 2019).
Many research studies are mentioned throughout the course, however, those provided are by no means an exhaustive list and you may find many alternative relevant pieces of work on tongue-tie including books and other courses.