In this video course, Nancy B. Swigert introduces the components of the normal
adult swallow across all phases. The course features clearly labeled animations
and videos of instrumental studies – e.g., videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
(VFSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES) – at
different speeds to guide clinicians’ ability to interpret the imagery. The
course also includes interactive “quizzes” throughout, which provide feedback
on application of concepts. The course is designed to give clinicians the confidence
to discuss normal anatomy and physiology of all phases of adult swallowing with
patients, caregivers, and medical professionals, and to use their knowledge to accurately
assess swallow function.
You will be able to:
structures, spaces, and function of the oral phases as well as pharyngeal phase
of adult swallowing
normal function of the esophagus during swallow of liquids and solids
the relationship between safety and efficiency of swallowing
This course is part of Key Courses on Fundamentals of Dysphagia.
Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is president of
Swigert & Associates, Inc., providing consulting and
teaching. She is the former Director of Speech-Language
Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health
Lexington at their acute care facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
Prior to that she had a private practice for 25 years. Swigert
is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and
Swallowing Disorders and chaired the American Board of
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders from 2012–2014.
Her main clinical interests are in the areas of pediatric and
adult dysphagia. She lectures extensively in those areas. She also writes and lectures
on coding, documentation, reimbursement, and other practice management topics. Her
new book, Documentation and Reimbursement for Speech-Language Pathologists, was
published in 2018. The 4th edition of The Source for Dysphagia was released in 2019.
She served on ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee for 9 years and chaired it for
6. Swigert received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville.
She received the Honors of ASHA in 2015.
- Book royalties from ProEd
- Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
- Member of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Foundation on Swallowing
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.
Program History and CE Information
Content origination date: May 6, 2019
End date: June 17, 2024
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).