This online speech therapy CEU course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (1 contact hour). One of the most important decisions the clinician makes when caring for a patient with dysphagia is the nature of the patient's diet—oral or non-oral, and if oral, what type of oral intake. While it is clear that usually each patient exhibits safer swallows on one or more food viscosities, identifying the best viscosities for each patient can be a challenge. This e-course discusses the factors to be considered in making the diet recommendations.
Course Format: Text.
Please note: This eCourse is set up to be flexible to accommodate all schedules. You do not have to complete this program in one sitting. You can access the course materials as many times as you need to in order to complete all the sections.
At e-course conclusion, participants will be able to:
- Identify critical variables in deciding on best diet for a patient.
- Identify best diet for their dysphagic patients.
- Interact more effectively with the dysphagic patient and caregiver regarding diet changes.
A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
receive a certificate of completion.
This program is offered for .1 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Submitting To ASHA: Please note that if you selected to receive ASHA credit for this e-Course and you provided your ASHA number during enrollment, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to ASHA on the 5th day of the following month. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the e-Course as completed on the last day of the month it was completed. For example, if you complete your e-Course on November 7th, it will be reflected in ASHA's system as completed on November 30th. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately on completion of the e-Course, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to show up on your ASHA transcript.
NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology Board. Provider #PDP4.
NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169
NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
"I really liked that there was very specific direction in how to address dysphagic individuals as "individuals" instead of "symptoms of some disorder or accident." "
"Good review with some new info that is beneficial to deciding diets."
"Excellent, detailed review of swallowing disorders and surrounding issues."
"Very informative information about swallowing and recommendations and in format easy to understand."