Can manipulation of sensory information impact swallow function? It has long been understood that the sensory information from a bolus is critical to safe and timely movement of that bolus and protection of the airway. This course will discuss the roles of various types of sensory input, including taste and flavor, smell, viscosity, and chemesthesis on swallow function. The role of visual, auditory, and anticipatory cues in food acceptance and volume of intake will also be reviewed. Clinicians will come away from this course with an appreciation of the impact of sensory information on feeding and swallowing, as well as suggestions for the potential use of sensory interventions in their clinical practice. The evidence base for emerging techniques to improve swallow response, food acceptance, and volume of intake via manipulation of sensory input will be provided.
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- Neural controls for processing of sensory information
- The senses and their impact on swallowing
- Anticipatory cues
- Swallow variability
- Incorporating sensory information into clinical assessment
- Barium’s sensory qualities and its impact on instrumental assessment
- Use of smell, taste, chemesthesis and temperature
- Combined/mixed interventions
- Diet modifications
- Implications for medication administration
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the roles of various types of sensory input, including taste and flavor, smell, viscosity, and chemesthesis on swallow function.
- Describe the role of sensory input in feeding, swallowing
- Discuss the potential impact of sensory input on assessment techniques
- Identify three potential sensory interventions to improve swallow function
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP is employed by Cooley-Dickinson Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment for the presentation of this course from HomeCEUConnection.com.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.