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.
Course created on September 25, 2014
- 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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Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Debra M. Suiter is Director of the Voice & Swallow Clinic at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing. She is the Chair of the ASHA Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators and currently serves on the American Board for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and the board of the Dysphagia Research Society. Her research focuses on screening and evaluation methods for individuals at risk for dysphagia.
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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