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This seminar has been moved from West Bloomfield to Troy, MI. This seminar will now be held at the Detroit Marriott Troy. Please click Location & Lodging above for more information. (updated 7/26/12)
This seminar addresses the adult population and is designed for clinicians who conduct MBS exams, treat patients following an MBS exam, or both, in any setting along the healthcare continuum. The format includes an evidence, case-based approach to learning the implementation and interpretation of a standardized modified barium swallowing examination using the MBSImP©™. Participants will learn to execute a standardized and efficient examination that permits flexibility for safe and immediate introduction of interventions based on the nature of impaired components. Implications of the MBSImP approach on radiation safety will be presented. Performing and treating clinicians will learn to link oropharyngeal physiologic components to potential levels of disruption in sensor-motor control across patient diagnoses.
Participants will learn to detect mild to profound deviations in normal swallow function across various ages based on new evidence using the MBSImP component scoring system. The potential application for neuroprotective and neurorehabilitative exercises will be presented. The functional relationships between esophageal clearance abnormalities and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders will be discussed. The application of targeted interventions and treatment planning based on specific impairments of swallowing will be covered. Participants will receive sample reports and learn to create electronic, web-based patient reports based on MBSImP findings.
Outcome tracking within a single healthcare facility or healthcare system that supports the value of the MBS study and swallowing treatment will be demanded in a climate of healthcare reform. To that end, participants will learn to set appropriate goals and identify and track patient outcomes. Participants will also learn how de-identified MBSImP data creates opportunity for participation in multi-site clinical research and advancement of swallowing practice in the speech-language pathology community. Seminar focus is the adult population. Pediatric dysphagia will not be presented. Prerequisite: must have a degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Registered MBSImP Clinician
Becoming a Registered MBSImP Clinician: The only way to become a Registered MBSImP Clinician is to complete the MBSImP Online Training, which is separate from this above seminar and worth an additional 2.1 CEUs. Seminar attendance is not required prior to enrollment in the online training. However, those attending this above CE Seminar will receive a $200 credit toward enrollment in the MBSImP online training. Learn more at www.northernspeech.com/MBSImP. Both the above seminar and the MBSImP online training address the adult population and are open only to speech-language pathologists.
Registration Cancellation Policy:
Tuition will be refunded less a $25 processing fee if emailed
notification is received by NSS up to two weeks prior to the seminar date.
Two weeks to 72 hours prior to seminar date: 50% refund; 72 hours or less: no
refund. NSS reserves the right to cancel the
event up to 7 days prior to the seminar date. If cancelled by NSS full tuition
refunds will be issued.
Substitutions are permitted if NSS is notified in advance by phone or email.
Late Registration Fee:
Add $20 to tuition rate if registration is received within
7:30-7:50 Check In and Onsite Registration (Coffee and Tea)
8:00-11:45 Session One (break from 9:30 to 9:45)
11:45-12:45 Lunch on Own
12:45-4:00 Session Two (break from 2:30 to 2:45)
4:00 Adjourn and Sign Out
7:30-7:55 Sign In (Coffee and Tea)
8:00-12:00 Session Three (break from 9:30 to 9:45)
12:00 Adjourn, Sign Out and Certificates
Location & Lodging
This seminar has been moved and will now be held at the Detroit Marriott Troy.
Please see information listed above.
This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Prerequisite: must have a degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may provide their eligibility on the ASHA CEU Participant Form or inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Past Participant Comments
"Bonnie Martin-Harris continues to set the bar high with her knowledge and teaching style."
"Excellent tool – can't wait to start using it. You've changed the way I look at MBS studies."
"I consider Bonnie Martin-Harris as top in our field and think she is filling a much needed service in the area of swallowing disorders with this move to standardization."
"Bonnie is down-to-earth, not over your head, and enjoyable to listen to...great interaction with the course attendees – always made sure we were on the same page."
"What a nice combination of professionalism and 'down-to-earth-ness' of the presenter."
"Bonnie is an excellent speaker with a wealth of experience and knowledge. I appreciate her candid attitude."
"Thank you for your work and research in this pioneering adventure at standardization."
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