Course Summary (0.6 CEUs): This comprehensive one-day live streaming dysphagia course was presented by 12 clinical and research swallowing disorder experts on February 28, 2017. The course begins with a review of the basics of the normal swallowing mechanics, taking neurology and age into consideration. It then moves into evaluation techniques, coping mechanisms, and diet modifications. From there, we move into rehabilitation and address exercises, device-driven options, and biofeedback techniques. It wraps up with surgical options, methods for staying healthy, and a panel discussion on living with dysphagia.
*This course is no longer available for ASHA CEU credit.
- Participants will identify the anatomy and physiology involved in normal swallowing for children and adults.
- Participants will identify the symptoms, primary etiologies, and pathophysiology of disordered swallowing in children and adults.
- Participants will demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to implement research-supported strategies for instrumental and non-instrumental evaluation of swallowing.
- Participants will demonstrate the ability to devise research-supported treatment plans for specific swallowing impairments, taking into account motivation level, quality of life, cultural, ethical, and moral issues.
We recognize and apologize for the substandard quality of the audio and video at times during the recording. We are missing the recording for Denise Barringer’s presentation, “Evaluation 101: Basic Toolbox” and the initial portion of Molly Knigge’s presentation, “Evaluation: Beyond the Basics.”