Airway Clearance Techniques and Respiratory Muscle Training: Applications for Speech-Language Pathology

Course: #6932 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour 90 Reviews

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain principles of non-invasive airway clearance and device interventions.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe respiratory muscle trainers including: types, indications, and their role in improving pulmonary function, including secretion clearance.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


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