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0.25  ASHA CEUs

Breathing Protocols For Speech-Language Pathology Practice #e300


Presenter: Kaitlyn Shrum, MA, CCC-SLP, QOM

Learn the importance and life changing impact of nasal breathing.


"Very applicable, and information I feel comfortable implementing as early as tomorrow."

– K.K., prior course participant

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This course will provide a review of the anatomy of respiration, define functional versus dysfunctional breathing, and describe best practices for implementing breathwork into clinical practice. On completion, participants will learn the importance and life changing impact of nasal breathing and correct oral posture.

Participants will be able to successfully evaluate clients for dysfunctional breathing and develop a plan of care to improve total health through functional nasal breathing. Course content is applicable for both adult and pediatric populations. 

Course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 2:38:06

  • Introduction 
  • Anatomy Review 
  • Functional v. Dysfunctional Breathing
    • Mouth breathing and its negative impact on the body 
    • Nasal breathing and its benefits for total health 
  • Components of Functional Breathing
    • Biomechanics 
    • Biochemistry 
    • Awareness 
  • Barriers to Nasal Breathing 
  • Breathing for SLPs
    • Assessment 
    • Treatment 
  • Closing Remarks
    • Resources 
    • Questions 

Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Breathing Protocols for Speech Pathology Practice

"Loved this course. Really enjoyed the biochemistry piece in order to make more "sense" of the reason why optimal breathing is so critical for the whole body."

– C.I., prior course participant

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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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"Learning specific causes of dysfunctional breathing was helpful. I enjoyed learning how to help clients use correct breathing techniques." M.D. (Feb. 2024)

"The assessment and treatment ideas were beneficial. I liked the specific case studies." K.F. (Feb. 2024)

"I loved hearing more about the importance of nasal breathing. Hearing about strategies to implement with children/pediatrics will be most helpful to my practice. The presenter was easy to understand and had nice, clear explanations. Very organized and nice video examples." K.G. (Jan. 2024)

"Beneficial discussion that improving breathing efficiency can influence stress, fitness, and cognition. Thorough discussion about the benefits of nasal breathing." D.B. (Jan. 2024)

"Discussing breathing protocols was beneficial. I enjoyed the presenter." M.G. (Jan. 2024)

"I enjoyed learning about the importance of nasal breathing from an SLP perspective. Excellent content, and amount of resources provided." L.M. (Dec. 2023)

"The high-low test was beneficial." S.C. (Dec. 2023)

"I enjoyed the discussion on healthy breathing and the examples provided." W.H. (Dec. 2023)

"Somatic breathwork was a beneficial topic. Great content!" S.G. (Dec. 2023)

"Ways to include this into assessments, and demonstrations of simple techniques were helpful. I liked the course organization and easy-to-follow information. Very thorough, and one could see presenter's investment in topic and presentation." S.S. (Dec. 2023)

"I have Asthma, and personally, this course was very helpful. The information on assessment was the most beneficial to me." P.R. (Dec. 2023)

"All of the information regarding assessment, treatment, and the various methods used for working on respiration were beneficial. I liked how much of the content can be immediately used for my clients." G.D. (Dec. 2023)

"The evaluation process was helpful. Good speaker; well-presented course." D.D. (Dec. 2023)

"Being more tuned into breathing patterns when assessing all diagnoses was a beneficial topic. The presenter was very knowledgeable and presented information in a clear and organized way." S.J. (Dec. 2023)

"The discussion of breathing as part of any session, even if to relax your patient, was beneficial. The speaker was very easy to follow. The course went at a slow rate and was interesting." C.M. (Dec. 2023)

"The ways to decrease mouth breathing were helpful. I liked discussing the benefits of breath work and how it will help my clients." C.O. (Nov. 2023)

"The discussion related to pH acidosis, what the numbers indicate, and why was beneficial." L.O. (Nov. 2023)

"This was a good overview of a complex area. Good explanation, demonstration and video." C.P. (Nov. 2023)

"The entire course was very informative! Presented well. Excellent topic." L.C. (Nov. 2023)

"The benefits of nasal breathing and how it affects facial shape were beneficial. I liked the discussion of how nasal breathing can affect different aspects of people's health and life." A.M. (Nov. 2023)

"Definitely the resources provided will be beneficial. I liked the manner in which she presented the material." M.P. (Nov. 2023)

"Relevant clinical material. Understanding optimal breathing patterns was beneficial." C.M. (Oct. 2023)

"This course will benefit all of my clients in my primarily voice therapy practice. I believe that treatment for my anxious clients and those with sleep issues will be enhanced. In-depth explanations and video examples, as well as suggestions for specific products and resources." K.S. (Oct. 2023)

"The information on the long-term impact of mouth breathing on facial structure and dentition was helpful. I have a better understanding now of the relationship between physiological and psychological aspects of mouth breathing and how to address these areas in assessment." J.K. (Oct. 2023)

"Course was well put together and had great information. I am trying to get all of the respiratory related info I can find. It is a huge part of the core issues I treat." S.R. (Oct. 2023)

"Great info, great length, great presenter - clear and concise. Discussed correct nasal breathing and oral posture information, and the repercussions of not doing so." S.C. (Oct. 2023)

"Assessment & treatment (more focused on relaxed, diaphragmatic breathing) were beneficial topics. Patient-reported outcomes to assist with ax & reax. I liked the pace of this course & the easy-to-follow biomechanics of respiration." A.H. (Oct. 2023)

"Discussing the red flags that indicate dysfunctional breathing patterns was helpful." E.M. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the avenues of treatment." A.C. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the extended information in all areas - from anatomy, function, and barriers to assessment and treatment. The concept of possible relationship/assistance for children with ADHD is new for me." C.B. (Sep. 2023)

"The information was well presented and will have an immediate impact on my practice." C.V. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked the assessment and treatment options. Course had a lot of valuable info, was convenient, and presenter was easy to follow." K.R. (Sep. 2023)

"The assessment techniques were helpful. The concepts presented were reviewed/repeated throughout the course and related back to daily practice." R.P. (Sep. 2023)

"Treatment was beneficial. This content was very interesting." K.O. (Sep. 2023)

"Comprehensive course." P.W. (Sep. 2023)

"Very easy to understand the speaker. Covered assessment and treatment." M.G. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked the references and assessment tools. I had a personal benefit from this information as well as other considerations for my patients in acute care setting." A.M. (Aug. 2023)

"Very thorough course. Breath work should be considered for every client. Good handouts for reference later. Good reference section." C.F. (Aug. 2023)

"The breathing exercises were helpful." K.W. (Aug. 2023)

"I liked the treatment suggestions and resources." L.G. (Jul. 2023)

"Clear and easy to follow. I liked the assessment and treatment protocols." H.C. (Jul. 2023)

"Assessment components were beneficial. I liked the explanation and thorough discussion of respiratory system." B.P. (Jul. 2023)

"I liked the discussion on the physiology of breathing and the explanation of the respiratory process." S.T. (Jul. 2023)

"Very informative, easy to understand and start incorporating in therapy. I liked the techniques/strategies to facilitate nasal breathing and why." J.M. (Jun. 2023)

"Breathing patterns and assessment practices were beneficial. I liked the assessment recommendations." R.G. (Jun. 2023)

"The ramifications of mouth breathing beyond speech production and aesthetics was a beneficial topic. I liked that the handout allowed me to listen to understand vs. worrying about writing excessive notes." P.D. (Jun. 2023)

"Very applicable, and information I feel comfortable implementing as early as tomorrow. The presenter did an excellent job of explaining each slide and providing examples." K.K. (Jun. 2023)

"Hyperventilation is not what I thought it was. This was a really good course and I really appreciated all of the information." A.D. (Jun. 2023)

"Specific treatment methods and contraindications for each. Kaitlyn was well organized and provided practical information for the assessment and treatment of dysfunctional breathing. I appreciated the video demonstrations." L.M. (Jun. 2023)

"I liked the treatment programs." D.R. (May 2023)

"Clear, organized presentation. I liked the discussion of the benefits of nasal breathing." L.H. (Apr. 2023)

"I liked all of it! The presenter included video clips to demonstrate various assessments and methods." K.S. (Apr. 2023)

"I liked the new information. The treatment exercises were beneficial." C.L. (Apr. 2023)

"Very informative, great speaker with an extensive knowledge base. Treatment exercises for diaphragmatic breathing were beneficial. I loved the resources for breathwork, including books." D.H. (Apr. 2023)

"The introduction of the diaphragmatic breathing method was beneficial. She was very informative and an interesting speaker." T.C. (Apr. 2023)

"A lot of information about breathing that I didn't know. The concept of nasal breathing was beneficial to learn." K.N. (Mar. 2023)

"Learning factors that impair nasal breathing. I liked the case studies." H.G. (Mar. 2023)

"The treatment recommendations were very informative. The speaker did an excellent job in taking us through the process as a whole." M.C. (Mar. 2023)

"All of the info was wonderful! I also loved the book suggestions." S.D. (Mar. 2023)

"Discussing the various assessments for breathing was beneficial. I liked going over the anatomy and physiology overall. It is good to brush up and re-educate ourselves." R.M. (Mar. 2023)

"Nasal breathing and exercises for children. This course provided some good examples of techniques to be used for therapy." L.W. (Mar. 2023)

"Loved this course. So helpful to stress the importance of healthy breathing for regulation and also for the overall health of the patient. Really enjoyed the biochemistry piece in order to make more "sense" of the reason why optimal breathing is so critical for the whole body." C.I. (Mar. 2023)

"Detailed in how to apply the knowledge." N.B. (Mar. 2023)

"All of the areas to consider with disordered breathing and who to refer to. Learning about breathing practices and how they affect children re: communication." A.P. (Feb. 2023)

"I liked the assessment portion. The whole course was put together very well. Lots of great information." S.T. (Feb. 2023)

"The part about assessment of respiration was beneficial. The presenter's organization of material flowed so nicely and made everything so understandable." S.C. (Feb. 2023)

"I liked the review of breathing and the ideas for treatment." M.W. (Feb. 2023)

"Learning the importance of diaphragmatic breath and the steps to achieve this breath pattern to become a habit were beneficial. And the information on tongue posture and where the rate of respiration is desired to be. There is a lot in this course that I will share and use in the future." J.T. (Feb. 2023)

"The assessment information is really helpful, especially since presenter included children and adult patients. The treatment that presenter laid out was very helpful, too. I have done some Buteyko trainings so this fit well with what I know. The handouts are good and will be very useful in planning assessments and therapy. I am glad that she provided some videos to help those who are unfamiliar with the breathing techniques." K.S. (Feb. 2023)

"This course was amazing. One of the best I have taken from Northern Speech. I really liked the content and presenter!” S.D. (Jan. 2023)

Course Objectives

  1. Identify and understand the components of breathing.
  2. Identify clients with inefficient breathing.
  3. Assess breathing and its impact on client's body/progress.
  4. Develop a treatment plan catered to individual client.

Presenter & Disclosures

Kaitlyn Shrum, MA, CCC-SLP, QOM, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is a Qualified Orofacial Myologist through Neo-Health Services. Kaitlyn is also certified in teaching Buteyko Breathing Method. She has completed continuing education focusing on dysphagia, oromyofunctional disorders, Buteyko Breathing, TOTS Training, sensory-motor based feeding, the SOFFI method, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and the Kaufman approach to treat childhood apraxia of speech. She has been published in several professional journals for her research on phonemic awareness in children with disabilities and the benefits of dialogic book reading for vocabulary development. Kaitlyn owns and operates Southern Speech & Myo in the Jacksonville Beach area. In addition, she provides continuing education opportunities for clinicians seeking to include breathwork into their practice and is a mentor for the Myo Mentorship, where she provides guidance and clinical insight to clinicians beginning their myofunctional journey.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Kaitlyn Shrum is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Kaitlyn Shrum has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP
  • Dietitians
  • Nurse

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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