Planning and implementing successful treatment for dysphagia necessitates the use of appropriate compensatory, postural and rehabilitation strategies. Selection of appropriate treatment techniques requires an understanding of the principles of motor learning and the role of neuroplasticity. In this course, specific compensatory, bolus modification, postural and rehabilitation strategies will be described and available evidence for the technique will be summarized.
Course created on May 30, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between impaired physiology and signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between postural, compensatory and rehabilitative techniques for pharyngeal dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to determine appropriate strategies for various pharyngeal deficits.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the evidence for specific techniques for pharyngeal dysphagia.
|5-30 Minutes||Principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning|
|30-40 Minutes||Categorizing and combining strategies|
|40-45 Minutes||Framework for treatment|
|45-55 Minutes||Tongue - Evidence for treatment|
|55-85 Minutes||Treatment strategies for pharyngeal dysphagia and evidence to support|
|85-90 Minutes||Conclusion, Q&A|
Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (retired) is the former director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health Lexington, an acute care facility in Lexington, KY. As president of Swigert & Associates, Inc., she continues to teach and write in the areas of dysphagia, coding and reimbursement and documentation. She is currently the Process Excellence Coordinator and a Certified Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma in the Outcomes Department at Baptist, where she coaches teams in process improvement methodologies. She received her master's degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a former President of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council of State Association Presidents, and was President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1998. She received the Honors of ASHA in 2015. She chaired the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders from 2012-2014.
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