This introductory level course is designed to assist speech-language pathologists in their understanding of respiratory muscle training as well as non-strengthening and strengthening approaches to improving pulmonary hygiene and respiratory muscle function.
Course created on February 5, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of pulmonary disease/s, acute and chronic, on functional activities including communication and swallowing, stamina, airway clearance and quality of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain principles of non-invasive airway clearance and device interventions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe respiratory muscle trainers including: types, indications, and their role in improving pulmonary function, including secretion clearance.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the role of respiratory muscle training in dysphagia and voice treatment, and for the prevention and management of aspiration pneumonia.
|0-15 Minutes||Basic review of the pulmonary system|
|15-25 Minutes||The role of the respiratory muscles|
|25-40 Minutes||Disease states which affect pulmonary function|
|40-55 Minutes||Airway clearance techniques|
|55-70 Minutes||Respiratory muscle trainers (RMT)|
|70-85 Minutes||RMT in speech and swallowing treatment case reviews|
|85-90 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP
Ms. Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP is owner of a speech-language pathology private practice, and the creator of Voice Aerobics,™ a whole body voice strengthening program. Ms. Spremulli has been a Clinical Consultant with Passy-Muir Inc., for over 20 years, providing education to professionals, patients and parents. Ms. Spremulli has published on the topic of patient education and is a member of the Education Committee of the World Parkinson’s Program. Her blog has been selected as one of the top 49 blogs about Parkinson’s disease.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.