The Speech Pathology Group - Every Step - October 2019

Dysphagia And Feeding Issues CEU Courses for SLPs

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Research Watch Report: Quality of Life, Communication, and Swallowing in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9064Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on current research on quality of life among individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as related to swallowing and communication. Three research articles are summarized and potential clinical applications of the evidence are discussed.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Dysphagia Management - Part 2
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #9050Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Speech-language pathologists involved in dysphagia evaluation and therapy face many challenges, such as how to handle a patient/family that does not agree with the recommendations. This course will address ethical and legal considerations when working with this type of client, including ethical concerns with waivers and patient-centered plans of care.

20Q: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Dysphagia
Presented by Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9061Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of pediatric dysphagia, with a specific focus on the role of the speech-language pathologist in the assessment and treatment of infants and children with dysphagia. Clinical protocols for clinical and instrumental assessments are reviewed and options for treatment interventions are summarized.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Dysphagia Management, Part 1
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #9027Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Back to Basics: Applying Clinical Reasoning to the Clinical Swallow Assessment
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9000Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
The clinical swallow evaluation, or bedside swallow evaluation, is sometimes a maligned component of dysphagia assessment because of its inability to definitively assess for aspiration. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the applications of clinical assessment, appropriate components for inclusion, and direction for forming conclusions and making recommendations based on clinical observations.

Back to Basics: Swallow Screening: How, when, and who
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #8969Level: Introductory1 Hour
Screening of swallow function is a well-regarded tool to identify individuals who are potentially at risk of dysphagia and in need of full swallow assessment, but the options are many and varied. This "back to basics" course will teach participants to make informed, evidence-based choices regarding appropriate screening tools specific to their particular patient populations and settings.

A Watched Pot Never Boils: Why Observing Swallowing is Unsuccessful and Risky
Presented by Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #8933Level: Advanced1 Hour
Although there is a growing body of literature supporting evidence-based methods of dysphagia treatment, clinicians continue to utilize outdated and ineffective approaches to intervention for patients with dysphagia. This course will review current research on swallowing rehabilitation and discuss the implications for performing outdated or ineffective treatment.

Test Your Ability to Interpret FEES: Level III
Presented by Joy Hesse, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8766Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a three-part series. This course will show 3 separate FEES examinations with patients demonstrating severe dysphagia, all with significant aspiration. Scoring/interpretation of FEES will be reviewed and recommendations for oral vs. alternative feeding will be discussed.

Dysphagia after Traumatic Brain Injury: Treatment
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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Course: #8834Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will review dysphagia treatment following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, it will cover the treatment of survivors of TBI in various levels of consciousness, techniques, oral care, and family education.

Dysphagia after Traumatic Brain Injury: Etiology and Evaluation
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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Course: #8815Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will discuss dysphagia following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, etiology, characteristics, and assessment of dysphagia following TBI will be addressed.