Conducting a thorough assessment is critical to the identification and treatment of dysphagia and dysarthria and is equally essential in the establishment of medical necessity for instrumental assessment. Speech - Language Pathologists who are new to the profession or the clinical setting, may not be familiar with all of the contributory aspects associated with a thorough assessment.
This course is designed to direct the clinician through all facets of dysphagia and dysarthria assessment beginning with screening guidelines, signs and symptoms, judging severity levels, determining medical necessity, Etc., along with an overview of the opportunity to incorporate various modalities into a treatment plan of care. Clinicians will be able to explore the multicultural and linguistic considerations that must be considered in today's ever-changing healthcare area.
This seminar-on-demand is 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- The Normal Swallow Stages of the Normal Swallow Muscles Involved in Swallowing Cranial Nerves
- Screening Guidelines Signs & Symptoms of Abnormal Swallow
- Parameters for judging Severity Level of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and Dysarthria Swallowing Disorders or Dysarthria by Lesion
- Assessment of Swallowing Disorders by Phase Determining Medical Necessity for MBSS Algorithm Fees vs. MBSS
- Dysphagia Management Per Overt Signs & Symptoms
Oral Motor Exercises and Intervention
- Advanced Treatment Training:
- Icing Protocol
- Surface EMG
- Swallow StrongLSVT for Dysarthria
- Dining Room
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the clinician through all facets of dysphagia and dysarthria assessment
Professional Objectives: At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify the phases of the swallow and the respective musculature involved.
- List the cranial nerves and their respective function as they relate to swallow function and communication
- Identify pertinent areas of information to be reviewed in patient's medical record and the significance of each
- Recall 10 overt signs/symptoms of the abnormal swallow and/or dysarthric speech
- Identify what questions may be presented during a patient/informant interview?
- Identify the functional areas to be assessed in a comprehensive dysphagia and dysarthria examination
- List 4 observable symptoms of decreased labial control/seal, decreased oral sensation, decreased lingual function and decreased palatal function
- Identify 5 significant observable symptoms of pharyngeal phase dysphagia
- Describe how to assess cranial nerve stimulability of a patient with severe-profoundly impaired alertness level
- Name the classifications of dysarthria and the basic hallmarks of each
- Identify how to determine medical necessity to warrant and MBSS
- List the difference between fees & MBSS
- Identify common dysphagia/dysarthria symptomatology by lesion or disease
- Identify treatment techniques for oral preparatory and pharyngeal phase disturbances
- Differentiate between direct & indirect dysphagia treatment
- Identify ASHA's requirements for the application of advanced treatment techniques
- Identify AHSA's position for SLPs to treat multi-cultural & linguistic populations
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this webinar are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
This course is offered for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Carmen Vitton, Lindsey Roberts and Jennifer Maya are all three employed by Rehab Synergies and receives a salary. They also receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists with the three presenters
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.