This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the oropharyngeal swallow with a focus on physiological dysfunction. Video clips of modified barium swallow studies will be used to teach appropriate intervention techniques based on physiology of the swallow. Note: This is a 2-hour event. Exam content will be presented within the event; please have preview exam printed out OR have pencil/paper ready to record your answers for entry into the electronic system afterward.For an introductory-level prequel to this course, see #6849.
Course created on October 23, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to match appropriate compensatory swallow strategies based on physiological dysfunction described.
- After this course, participants will be able to match appropriate compensatory swallow strategies based on physiology viewed on videofluoroscopic images.
- After this course, participants will be able to match appropriate evidence based exercises based on physiological dysfunction of the oropharyngeal swallow.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|5-35 Minutes||Intervention Techniques, Maneuvers, Positions: Anatomy and Physiology|
|35-45 Minutes||Match written deficit to written technique/maneuver/position|
|45-65 Minutes||Match videoclip deficit to videoclip technique/maneuver/position|
|65-85 Minutes||Evidence Based Exercises Overview|
|85-95 Minutes||Match written physiological deficits to evidence based exercise|
|95-115 Minutes||Match videoclips of physiological deficits to evidence based exercise|
|115-120 Minutes||Conclusion, Q&A|
Debra Tarakofsky, MS, CCC-SLP
Debra Tarakofsky is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with 20+ years experience working in acute care hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities with an adult and geriatric population.
For the last 14 years Debra has been the President and Clinical Administrator of Swallowing Diagnostics, Inc., a mobile provider of modified barium swallow studies in Florida that has performed over 20,000 modified barium swallow studies. In this capacity she has been responsible for conducting modified barium swallow studies, supervising and training other speech language pathologists to perform modified barium swallow studies, implementing standards of performance, marketing, and business development. Debra is the CEU Administrator for Swallowing Diagnostics, Inc., and is also an adjunct instructor at NovaSoutheastern University, where she has the responsibility for teaching, developing, and ongoing modification of online dysphagia labs of modified barium swallow studies. Debra has presented at ASHA, FLASHA, skilled nursing facilities and health maintenance organizations on the topics of dysphagia and modified barium swallow studies.
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