This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will review specific aspects of ASHA's Code of Ethics that are related to dysphagia. It will also discuss how to complete a thorough dysphagia evaluation, including chart review, clinical evaluation, justification of therapy services and documentation. (Part 2 - Course 9084)
Course created on October 24, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the ASHA Code of Ethics relates to dysphagia practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to self-assess their own competency related to dysphagia assessment and treatment.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to complete a thorough assessment that properly documents the presence of dysphagia and justifies skilled services.
|5-20 Minutes||ASHA’s Code of Ethics, guidelines for dysphagia evaluation, and Dysphagia Competency Verification Tool|
|20-40 Minutes||Importance of chart review prior to evaluation|
|40-55 Minutes||Evaluation and documentation|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Denise Dougherty owns and operates a private practice in Indiana, PA where she conducts therapy with children and adults. She received her bachelor's in communication disorders from Marywood University and her master's from St. Louis University. Since 2007, Denise has served on the Expert Work Group of the Physicians Office Quality Measure Project for Quality Insights of Pennsylvania working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries - specifically Medication Review. She is a past president of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), a past member of ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee and co-editor of <i>Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists.</i> Denise works as a forensic speech pathologist and expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia, choking deaths and surgical errors.
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