This course provides an overview of the essential elements of planning and implementing successful dysphagia intervention. Presenter Nancy B. Swigert reviews how to select and utilize appropriate treatment strategies and techniques by summarizing specific compensatory, bolus modification, postural, and rehabilitation strategies for oral and pharyngeal dysphagia and discussing the evidence underlying these strategies. The course also reviews what variations in dysphagia management might be needed depending on particular disease stages and processes.
You will be able to:
- Compare and contrast postural, bolus modification, compensatory, and rehabilitative techniques for oral and pharyngeal dysphagia
- Describe characteristics of dysphagia for four major etiologies: Radiation-Associated Dysphagia, stroke;
- Parkinson’s, and dementia
- Compare and contrast dysphagia management for different disease processes
- Select rehabilitative and compensatory techniques to match impaired physiology
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
This course is part of the Fundamentals of Dysphagia learning path.
What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.
This learning path is designed for clinicians who are new to the area of swallowing disorders—as well as experienced clinicians who want a refresher. Taken together, these courses provide a comprehensive overview of dysphagia assessment and treatment.