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.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the typical progression of dysphagia in individuals with ALS.
- After 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.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe typically observed patterns of swallowing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe therapeutic strategies that can be employed with individuals with dysphagia secondary to Parkinson’s disease.
|5-30 Minutes||Dysphagia in ALS|
|30-55 Minutes||Dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Conclusions|
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