• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Language Pathology
This course may be viewed free of charge. If you would like to receive CEUs for it, please choose the CEU option when registering.
What are the components of effective therapy to address the diagnosis of dysphagia? When an SLP is planning the treatment, the diagnosis, muscle dysfunction and impairments must be considered. Given this information, the treating clinician will then design a treatment plan that results in outcomes and gains for the patient. This course will discuss how to plan an effective treatment session considering the impairment and the nature of the swallow system. It is an understanding of impairments, muscle physiology and kinesiology, as well as concepts of exercise physiology that equip the SLP to be an effective personal trainer for the dysphagia patient. This course will review how to plan the treatment session per the impairment; as well as how to incorporate exercise physiology concepts into the session in order to yield outcomes. This will be an interactive course where examples of exercise and treatment session are discussed.
NOTE: Participants must be Certified VitalStim Providers
Mary Nylin, M.A. CCC-SLP
Mary Simmons, SLP, Certified VitalStim Provider and Certified VitalStim Instructor. She is currently the Clinical Specialist in the VitalStim Division for Empi supporting and educating physician groups, administrators and SLPs on Dysphagia management and the implementation of Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation into Dysphagia therapy. Mary is one of a select few Certified VitalStim Instructors. She has taught over 150 courses in dysphagia and MBS interpretation. She previously worked at Baptist Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation in the Inpatient, Outpatient and Pediatric departments. Mary was instrumental in developing the Dysphagia program in the outpatient department and the speech department of the Pediatric Rehab. She serves as a knowledgeable resource in Dysphagia to therapists around the country.
Financial Disclosure: Mary S. Nylin, M.A. CCC-SLP, receives royalty payments from CIAO Seminars for the sale of this presentation. Non-financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
At the completion of this course participants will be able to::
describe two exercise physiology concepts and describe an application to dysphagia therapy
describe an example of an impairment and approach that would be effective
Contact hours pre-approved for:
0.2 CEUs (2.0 Hours) SLPs, OTs
CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPAs)
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (2 PDUs)
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
CIAO is regognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)