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Dysphagia Therapy: The New Generation
Course Instructor Denise Dougherty SLP [Click Image for Bio]
This course will review the process of the swallow from anticipatory phase through esophageal, including muscle function and nerve innervation. A thorough chart review and medication history is critical to identify key information prior to a swallow scree and bedside eval. Sensory changes due to aging and disease processes impacting the patient's nutrition and diet selection will be discussed. Current research will be presented regarding stroke, Parkinson's Disease, ALS, MS, Head/Neck cancer and other disease processes resulting in dysphagia - what can we expect in each phase of swallow and how it relates to our therapy program.
- Certified Occupational Therapy Asst - Occupational Therapy - Speech Language Pathology - Speech Language Pathology Asst - Student
Feeding and Swallowing in the NICU:
Assessment, Intervention, and Transition Home -
Feeding difficulties in the NICU are common and can be challenging for even experienced therapists. Premature infants and medically fragile/sick newborns are unique from typically developing healthy newborns. An appreciation of their fragile and immature sub systems, maturation of these subsystems around feeding and swallowing, as well as our ability to impact these systems, are required to be a successful clinician serving this population. This two day seminar will provide a strong foundation in evidence based information, theory and critical analysis of: sub system analysis, swallowing safety and function, appropriate and effective therapeutic interventions, family/caregiver engagement and discharge planning. Infant's communication skills, positioning impact on feeding and swallowing, pre-feeding skills, therapeutic feeding trials, bottle and breast feeding, family involvement, and feeding in palliative care will also be discussed. Along with interactive lectures; videos, pictures, case studies, demonstrations and labs will be used to further expand learning opportunities and empower participants as feeding therapists with this fragile population in the NICU and beyond.
Is it Skill or Will? Assessment and Treatment of Medical and Behavioral Pediatric Dysphagia
Jennifer Jones' new course was created due to multiple requests for a course that addresses assessing and treating children with more involved feeding disorders. The complex medical issues and frustrating behavioral refusals that lead to profound dysphagia are discussed based on current research. The process of completing an educated, differential diagnosis, developing the appropriate treatment plan and performing treatment techniques are the focal points of this course. Dr. Jones teaches a step-by-step process in increasing preferred foods for the pickiest little eater and also how to treat pharyngeal dysphagia without the luxury of the instrumental exam. The class includes case presentations with treatment protocols. This course is designed to provide therapists with the tools to treat difficult dysphagia clients immediately upon returning to work.
Learn to Play the NDT Way
Neuro Developmental Treatment -
4.73 of 5 - 713 Evaluations
Course Instructor Nancy Marin [Click Image for Bio]
Have fun at the course, have fun with your clients! Join us in therapeutic play - the NDT way! This interactive basic level course for OT/COTA 's, PT/PTA's and SLP's will emphasize treatment strategies to promote "natural ways to play" in the child with neurological involvement. Therapists will learn introductory handling techniques to optimize postural control and visual/perceptual skills. Participants will learn how neuromotor control and influences of the sensory systems impact functional outcomes. Participants will learn basic components of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and how these strategies relate to NDT. Therapists will be challenged to facilitate creative play with the children they work with and gain knowledge in the value and foundation of "play". This course will take you through lecture, handling and movement labs, interactive discussions and problem -solving to spark individual creativity and basic understanding of NDT and IYT.
Myofascial Release and Other Manual Techniques in Dysphagia Management
4.84 of 5 - 2769 Evaluations
Course Instructor John Kelly M.P.T. [Click Image for Bio]
This interactive two-day workshop for rehabilitation teams will address evaluation and current treatment techniques appropriate for soft tissue and joint restrictions that contribute to an abnormal swallow.
Note: Registration for this course includes the pre-requisite online course "Anatomy of Swallowing" (you will receive an additional 4 hours for completion of this online course) Click Here for a Preview
Physical Agent Modalities for Rehab
Sponsored by Roscoe Medical -
Course Instructor Joe Gallo DSc, ATC, PT [Click Image for Bio]
This workshop offers the practicing clinician an opportunity to gain new knowledge and update existing skills in the area of application of electrotherapy and therapeutic ultrasound. Participants will leave the course with an evidenced-based approach to the dosing and application of electrical stimulation and ultrasound. The workshop will include hands-on laboratory sessions to reinforce the concepts and techniques discussed during the lecture portions of the program.
Course Level: Introductory
Method of Assessing Student Learning: Observation of Lab Work
Course requirements: wear loose-fitting athletic clothing
Course Instructor Lindsey Hebert [Click Image for Bio]
Approximately one in four people has a hidden visual processing deficit that can cause physical symptoms as well as impact learning, memory and behavior. Healthcare providers and therapists can employ a quick and easy non-normed assessment to determine if a potential processing problem is presenting as an alternate health issue. Because deficits in visual processing skills can mimic the symptoms of many other healthcare concerns, it is important to use key client questions to uncover a suspected processing problem. Using an educational screening tool, participants will examine assessments for 13 skills including eye movement control, eye teaming, focus shifting, auditory-visual integration, and visual memory. Through case studies and interactive demonstrations, students will experience vision problems and be challenged to determine if they can spot a problem as a client would be assessed. Through audience participation, students will practice what they have learned, with a partial assessment of several volunteers, to analyze cases of strabismus and amblyopia and plan for referrals to appropriate vision professionals.
VitalStim®Therapy Specialty Program
An ICE Accredited Assessment Based Certificate Program -
4.87 of 5 - 12038 Evaluations
Course Instructor Yorick Wijting PT, DPT [Click Image for Bio]
Receive your Specialty Certificate in VitalStim Therapy!
The only FDA cleared Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Dysphagia Approach
The VitalStim® Therapy Specialty Program includes the online course, MBS: The Clear Picture for 1.2 CEUs (12 contact hours) and the two day hands-on "VitalStim® Therapy Course" for 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours) for a total of 2.8 CEUs (28 contact hours).