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Identification of Anatomy and Physiology on Modified Barium Swallow Study

Course: #6779 Level: Introductory 2 Hours 2220 Reviews

This course will provide an introduction to modified barium swallow studies. Video clips and static video will be used to teach anatomical markers of the oropharyngeal swallow, physiology of the normal swallow and oropharyngeal phases, and provide examples of normal esophageal function. Note: This is a 2-hour event. Exam content will be presented within the event; please print the preview exam OR have pencil/paper ready to record your answers for entry into the electronic system afterward. For an intermediate-level follow-up to this course, see #6857.

Course created on October 16, 2014

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.2 Introductory, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to state why evidenced-based practice (EBP) is important in dysphagia assessment and treatment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify anatomical markers on videofluoroscopic images.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify normal physiology of the swallow based on anatomical markers.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify normal versus disordered oropharyngeal swallowing under videofluoroscopy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify normal esophageal function vs disordered function under videofluoroscopy.


0-5 Minutes Introduction and overview
5-20 Minutes Evidence-based practice and application to dysphagia evaluation and treatment
20-40 Minutes Physiology of the normal swallow
40-60 Minutes Identification of anatomical markers on videofluoroscopy-labeled
60-80 Minutes The Normal Swallow
80-95 Minutes The Aging Swallow
95-110 Minutes Identification of normal vs disordered swallow
110-120 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Debra Tarakofsky was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. She is the owner of Swallow Diagnostics Inc, a mobile provider of MBS studies, and the videos/materials used within this presentation come from that practice. She is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern and has used some of these videos/materials in the courses she teaches there. Nonfinancial: No relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

Course participation information

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Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 2 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.