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Assessment and Management of Swallowing Function in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Course: #9983Level: Intermediate 1.5 Hours 778 Reviews

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on swallowing performance, best practices for assessment of swallowing, and the evidence that is currently available to guide management of dysphagia. Patient videos are used to highlight concepts discussed.

Course created on March 31, 2022

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.15 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.5; SAC/1.5

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how ALS impacts swallowing safety and efficiency.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss best practices for assessment of swallowing function for persons with ALS.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe best evidence available supporting the use of exercise in ALS.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Overview of ALS
15-25 Minutes ALS Impact on Swallowing
25-45 Minutes Swallowing Assessment in ALS: Best Practices
45-65 Minutes Dysphagia Management in ALS: Best Practices
65-85 Minutes Additional Considerations: Oral Health and Alternative Nutrition
85-90 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Kendrea Garand was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She is Founder and Principal Investigator of the Swallowing Disorders Initiative (SDI) Research Laboratory at University of South Alabama, and has received grant funding for her dysphagia-related research there. Nonfinancial: Kendrea is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society, Vice Chairperson of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Editor of SIG 13 Perspectives.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

Intermediate Level
0.15 ASHA CEUs

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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