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Motor Impairment of Swallowing: Evidence-Based Management Principles

# e93   Motor Impairment of Swallowing: Evidence-Based Management Principles

by Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

0.15 CEUs

$ 34.00

This course reviews normal oropharyngeal swallowing physiology and the effects of aging on swallowing. Abnormal swallowing specific to motor function and the effects on swallowing safety and efficiency will be defined. Therapeutic strategies targeting swallowing function for improved swallowing safety and efficiency will be reviewed. Discussion will focus on current exercise regimens including strengthening and use of swallow maneuvers. Best practice discussion will be supported by current research. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours (Run Time 1:30:32).

Topics Include:

  • Normal Swallow
  • Motor Impairment of Swallowing
  • Treatments
  • Preventative Exercise
  • Interventions
  • Future Research Directions

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab found above.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration, sample videos and downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe normal oropharyngeal swallow physiology.
  2. Describe abnormal swallowing and effects on swallow safety and efficiency.
  3. Describe appropriate strategies to utilize based on abnormal swallow physiology.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

Cathy L. Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is one of the premier researchers in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has conducted research and lectured internationally for over 30 years on swallowing disorders and quality of life in the in the head & neck cancer population. Dr. Lazarus is the Director of Research for the Thyroid Head & Neck Research Center, THANC Foundation, at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is an ASHA Fellow.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Cathy Lazarus is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Cathy Lazarus is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives honorarium. 

Nonfinancial — Cathy Lazarus has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1.5 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, 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 appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 02/28/2016.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, 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 appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Cathy Lazarus

Ecourses

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e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols
Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP
1.2 $149.00
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
2.0 $199.00

"I found the discussion regarding protocols for preventative dysphagia exercises in head and neck cancer patients to be most beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the in-depth discussion regarding the various swallowing maneuvers and exercises." - S.N., 9/8/2016

"I enjoyed the therapeutic exercises and explanation of them." - S.C., 8/3/2016

"The tongue exercises were especially helpful. Good information on swallowing." - M.S., 7/23/2016

"I liked the evidence provided for the validity of treatment techniques. The discussion on dyphagia treatment was really useful." - J.A., 7/22/2016

"The discussion of what each maneuver/exercise is used for was most beneficial to me. My education in this area has been minimal. I liked the clear presentation. It allowed me to take detailed notes without losing content. I especially loved the explanation of the various muscle groups." - C.R., 7/3/2016

"The details of the research were especially helpful. The course was highly organized." - M.R., 6/23/2016

"I liked the detailed presentation and analysis of exercise related to each phase of swallowing function, with related research findings. The accompanying MBSS videos were great. Wish separate discussion addresses these videos." - J.H., 6/16/2016

"I liked the discussion on exercise regime and the MBS videos demonstrating maneuvers." - J.L., 6/12/2016

"The review of exercises was most beneficial." - B.R., 3/12/2016

"I appreciated the description of how motor impairment of the various anatomical structures can affect the swallow. It was a good review, and it is something I will use in my assessments at work." - G.S., 2/20/2016

"The review of muscle groups in swallowing and discussion of treatment exercises was really helpful." - T.L., 2/12/2016

"I liked the review of the phases of the swallow and the discussion of the exercises." - K.S., 2/3/2016

"The discussion on swallow exercise protocols with evidence was very beneficial. I liked the organization of the material." - E.K., 1/2/2016

 

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