The clinical swallow evaluation, or bedside swallow evaluation, is sometimes a maligned component of dysphagia assessment because of its inability to definitively assess for aspiration. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the applications of clinical assessment, appropriate components for inclusion, and direction for forming conclusions and making recommendations based on clinical observations.
Course created on October 1, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three components of a clinical swallow evaluation and the evidence that supports them.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify risk factors for aspiration in various patient populations.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate interventions based on results of clinical assessment.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction: The rationale for clinical assessment|
|5-30 Minutes||Getting the most out of your chart review|
|30-55 Minutes||Clinical observations: Positioning, cough, respiration|
|55-60 Minutes||Oral mechanism and laryngeal assessment|
|60-80 Minutes||Swallow trials: What do they tell me?|
|80-85 Minutes||Putting it all together|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 30 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.
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