SpeechPathology.comPhone: 800-242-5183


SLP Course Details

Course # 5496
Swallow Screening: How and Why

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

The Live Webinar has already taken place.

Unlimited CEUs - Only $99/yr Buy Now

This course is mobile compatible.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will discuss screening versus assessment tools for patients with dysphagia. Issues related to implementation of a swallow screening protocol will be discussed. Research related to the 3 ounce water swallow protocol will be reviewed.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list 3 differences between screening and evaluation tools.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 different screening tools available for identification of individuals at risk for oropharyngeal dysphagia.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain 2-3 means by which accuracy of screening tests is determined.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe evidence regarding the use of the 3 ounce water swallow protocol for identifying individuals at risk for aspiration.
  • After this course, participants will be able to discuss 3 issues affecting implementation of screening tools for individuals at risk for dysphagia.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Introduction and Overview
10-40 Minutes Background
40-55 Minutes Three Ounce Water Swallow Protocol
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(53 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 25 most recent comments out of 53 reviews

Review by: Tiffani on September 1, 2012
Good information. I learned more about sensitivity and specificity-which I continue to need notes to remember!
Review by: Rose on August 31, 2012
specific comparisons of screeners and new (to me) info about the 3 oz water swallow screen
Review by: Kathleen on August 31, 2012
up to date research
Review by: Susan on August 31, 2012
lots of good information and discussion of different types of screening tests.
Review by: Evelyn on August 31, 2012
Material was easy to comprehend and added information I did not know.
Review by: Tsgoyna on August 31, 2012
nice power point
Review by: Betsy on August 31, 2012
the information presented was awesome! It really helped to learn about the 3 oz water swallow test and its research results and reliability.
Review by: Sandra on August 31, 2012
This is something I do everyday at work. It was great to have some objective data to draw from when screeing a pt.
Review by: Rachel on August 30, 2012
Presenter was well organized and knowledgeable about the subject.
Review by: Mary on August 30, 2012
Review by: peggy on August 30, 2012
Presentation of the different screening tests examples
Review by: Jessica on August 30, 2012
Factors associated with dysphagia, Chart screening vs. diagnostics, possible protocol for the 3oz swallow.
Review by: Kristina on August 30, 2012
It was based in research but practical in it's application
Review by: Cara on August 30, 2012
-The discussion of components of a good screening tool-Excellent resources for further independent reading of current research
Review by: DERRICK E. on August 30, 2012
How it compliments existing (base) knowledge.
Review by: Emiley on August 30, 2012
It gave information about swallowing screening but confirmed that there are many uncertainties in this area.
Review by: Dora on August 30, 2012
answered all of my questions and provided more insight.
Review by: Patrice on August 30, 2012
The statistical terms were well explained relative to screening, in general, and swallowing screens specifically. The comparison of the screening tests was useful. The speaker spoke with clarity on the subject.
Review by: Barbara on August 30, 2012
Clear explanation in practical descriptions.
Review by: Jeffrey on August 30, 2012
She was experienced
Review by: Lisa on August 30, 2012
Review by: Pamela on August 30, 2012
well organized
Review by: Priscilla on August 30, 2012
The course material covered the same material that I have just learned in my recent graduate course.
Review by: Jamie on August 30, 2012
It was clearly presented.
Review by: Teresa on August 30, 2012
review of literature surrounding topic, current findings, discussion of terminology frequently used in this area

Course Information

The Event has already taken place, you may no longer register.

Course Presenter

debra suiter

Debra Suiter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Debra Suiter is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds adjunct appointments at the University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Suiter is the Coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Group 13-Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and a board recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Her clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of adults with dysphagia.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0

Time will be allowed for interaction between the participants and the presenter.

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 7 days of the live webinar.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

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.

If you have any technical questions or problems related to this course,
please contact SpeechPathology.com toll free at 800-242-5183