Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Disease: Focus on ALS and Parkinson’s Disease

Course: #6760 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 79 Reviews

Patients with neurodegenerative diseases often experience significant difficulty swallowing. This course will review information specific to dysphagia in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Evidence-based evaluation and treatment methods specific to these two patient populations will be discussed.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the typical progression of dysphagia in individuals with ALS.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the speech-language pathologist in working with individuals who present with dysphagia secondary to ALS.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe typically observed patterns of swallowing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe therapeutic strategies that can be employed with individuals with dysphagia secondary to Parkinson’s disease.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-30 Minutes Dysphagia in ALS
30-55 Minutes Dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease
55-60 Minutes Summary and Conclusions


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