Swallowing Therapy and Electrical Stimulation

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Course Description

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES, EStim) in dysphagia is a controversial topic in the field of speech language pathology. Speech therapists currently use Estim devices in the clinical setting to assist patients with swallowing disorders. However, there are both benefits and risks associated with the use of these devices in swallowing therapy. Furthermore, how much training is necessary for therapists to be considered competent in using this modality and to ensure safety for the patients?

This program provides information on how to determine if Estim is something that the speech therapist wants to add to their therapy tool box. Research related to advantages and disadvantages and case samples are provided so participants are able to understand how this treatment modality can impact their treatment sessions.

This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
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Instructional Level: Intermediate