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A Sensory Approach to Dysphagia Treatment: After the Cranial Nerve Exam

Course: #6885 Level: Intermediate 1.5 Hour 4320 Reviews

This course is a follow up to Course 6772 (video)/6777(audio), "Cranial Nerves and Dysphagia: Making the Connection." Sensory-based treatments options for dysphagia management will be discussed.

Course created on January 8, 2015

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Course Type: Video, Audio, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.15 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.5; SAC/1.5

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the function of the cranial nerves.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the cranial nerves assessed during an evaluation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe ways to use food and liquids for a sensory based treatment plan.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list commercially available devices that can aid in sensory treatment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how sensory input assists in motor output.


0-20 Minutes Introduction and Overview
20-60 Minutes Sensory Based Treatment and Evidence
60-80 Minutes Resources and Tools
80-90 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Tiffani Wallace was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. She is the co-author of a dysphagia evaluation app, Dysphagia2go. Non-financial: Administrator of several Facebook dysphagia groups and author of a dysphagia blog, Dysphagia Ramblings.

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

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

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1.5 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 1.5 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.