Dysphagia practice by the SLP today is based on the principles taught in this course. Developed by Jeri Logemann, PhD, this course aims to improve the ability of the dysphagia clinician to diagnose and plan treatment interventions for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults though videofluoroscopy. Included are 25 videofluoroscopic swallow studies of various swallowing disorders in adults. Participants will learn to determine the cause(s) of swallow abnormalities and plan treatment strategies that address the cause(s) of abnormal swallow function. A downloadable handout discusses each swallow study, including the rationale for the diagnosis and treatment planning recommendations. A formal written report is also included for each swallow study. Offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs – 5 contact hours.
Participants will learn to:
In honor of Jeri Logemann’s pioneering work in the field of dysphagia, we are continuing to offer this online course as a resource. This course was created in 2006 and has not been updated due to her passing away. There may be additional treatment options now, but we believe there is still value in her insight and the practice these studies provide. We also offer many other courses with current assessment and intervention strategies (examples below).
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.
Videofluorographic swallow studies streamed online with downloadable handout discussing each swallow study.
Jeri A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, was the Ralph and Jean Sundin Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Northwestern University School of Communication from 1995 until her death in 2014. She received all of her degrees at Northwestern and had taught and conducted research at Northwestern since 1978.
Dr. Logemann was a pioneer and leader in the study of dysphagia. She contributed significant research findings for the field of speech-language pathology over the past 35 years, including the development of the modified barium swallow study. She was a Fellow of ASHA and Fellow of the Chicago Medical Society and served as President of ASHA in 1994 and again in 2000.
Northern Speech Services wishes to recognize Dr. Logemann's significant contributions to the field of Speech-Language Pathology and NSS is honored to have partnered with her for over 25 years.
Financial — Jeri A. Logemann developed this online CEU course offered by Northern Speech Services; her estate receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Jeri A. Logemann had no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose with regard to this online course.
This program is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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.
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:
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:
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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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any computer, via your Northern Speech account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%) a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to online CEUs.
Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
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Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs 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 CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
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.
Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"The course was simple and to the point. I really liked learning about the ways to progress through the VFSS study."–– K.H. (May. 2018)
"I liked this course because it provided clear VFSS animations accompanied by their interpretations."–– H.J. (May. 2018)
"I enjoyed reviewing the case studies & the videos that go along with them because that will help me in my future practice." – B.E. (Apr. 2018)
"The hierarchy of presentation was beneficial to my understanding of the MBS. I liked that the language used was easy to understand and presented clearly. I liked that there were a lot of examples to watch, which allowed me to evaluate my learning of the material." – C.C. (Apr. 2018)
"I liked that it had a packet to read because I was able to take my time and take notes. I also liked the practice videos because they really helped me see what to look for. I think the most beneficial was the part about deciding which maneuver is best for the patient." – M.M. (Mar. 2018)
"I loved being able to watch each MBS and formulate my own impressions and then being able to compare with the stated findings." – J.B. (Feb. 2018)
"I appreciated reviewing the diagnosis and case history of a great variety of patients. I liked the videos and report samples." – S.V. (Jan. 2018)
"I like that I was able to complete at my own pace, and referencing the material to confirm during exam was beneficial." – J.H. (Dec. 2017)
"I appreciated the tx interventions based on results of MBS studies. I liked the practical information including charts and MBS studies." – A.H. (Nov. 2017)
"The discussion of posture changes vs. maneuvers vs. diet changes was very useful." – K.F. (Oct. 2017)
"I loved being able to compare my interpretation/summary to the write up of each VFSS study." – A.G. (Aug. 2017)
"The hands-on case studies were very relevant to my daily practice. I liked how applicable the course was to working with dysphagia patients in a hospital setting." – L.K. (Aug. 2017)
"The handouts were very useful; I will use the specific treatment strategies. I liked the online MBS videos." – W.W. (June 2017)
"Our hospital is using this as a tool to help train clinicians prior to hands-on MBSS competencies with patients. I loved the 25 videos; providing a good sense of "normal" and "abnormal" swallow patterns and impairments to prepare SLPs to conduct and interpret MBSS in a more standardized way." – L.R. (May 2017)
"The information provided and the way in which it was organized is very useful. It gives a different perspective and easy to follow treatment plans. It would be a good tool to use for graduate dysphagia classes." – A.P. (Mar. 2017)
"I appreciated the interventions for various swallow dysfunction. I liked the ability to watch different videos and comment on them, then compare my comments to the report." – C.M. (Dec. 2016)
"I found the charts identifying the effects of swallow maneuvers that are visible on the X-Ray. I liked the videos of actual MBSS's completed." – A.J. (Dec. 2016)
"All of the material was beneficial. Thank you for offering this material. I liked the content, organization, accuracy, depth, videos, presenter's passion for the subject, presenter's sense of responsibility, presenter's dedication. I am forever thankful to you, Dr. Logemann." – R.S. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked all of the VFSS and the interpretation given to compare to my interpretation and recommendations. It was easy to follow the information." – K.S. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked the videos and simple, user-friendly ways to word reports so that families and patients will understand. Some of the videos could be a little clearer, and it would be helpful if the type and amount of bolus given was announced prior to showing the trial." – M.C. (Nov. 2016)
"I found the most benefit from watching the videos in the recommended format: watch first, make notes, and then read the report. I found this to utilize critical problem-solving skills to determine possible etiologies for the subjects without having the case history ahead of time. The practicality is great! As a clinician who conducts 1-3 MBS studies per week, it was nice to view a myriad of etiologies and increase my confidence in interpreting studies." – S.G. (Nov. 2016)
"I appreciated the sequencing of introduction to solutions of aspiration. I liked the downloadable manual, individual pace, and that I can keep materials for later review." – M.H. (Oct. 2016)
"The identification of specific physiological dysfunction and appropriate treatment or strategies to help the pt was most beneficial." – K.A. (Oct. 2016)
"The variety of the patient presentations in the studies was very helpful to expose me to cases which may be more rare to observe in week-to-week assessment." – J.B. (Oct. 2016)
"I appreciated understanding what different swallowing disorders look like on a video, lots of time to see different disorders and anatomical structures." – K.H. (Sept. 2016)
"I enjoyed the diversity of reports exposing different etiologies and intervention approaches. I liked that the course was on-line and had no time restrictions." – X.O. (Aug. 2016)
"I loved the presentation of a clearly organized paradigm for dysphagia intervention which includes specific postural changes and swallowing maneuvers to try prior to diet consistency limitations. I loved the well-organized charts to guide multiple facets of dysphagia intervention. The image quality was a little poorer than I expected." – L.W. (Aug. 2016)
"I liked that the course had a wide variety of medical diagnoses. No 2 patients are the same or have the same symptoms, so I enjoyed that aspect. Good practice." – C.L. (July 2016)
"Excellent suggestions regarding specific swallow strategies and tx approaches for different types of swallowing disorders." – M.L. (June 2016)
"I appreciated working with the videos and being able to recognize aspiration and penetration as a student. I liked that it was interactive with the videos and had an easy to follow booklet." – K.C. (Apr. 2016)
"The course was well organized. The charts are a convenient resource. Also, I liked the ability to view a good amount and variety of different MBS in order to become familiar with anatomical landmarks, swallow function, and different disorders and procedures that affect the swallow." – J.F. (Mar. 2016)
"I appreciated the pages of information for review and inclusion of charts prior to watching videos. I liked the use of the videos allowing me to first make my assessment and then check my assessment with the reported results." – N.L. (Jan. 2016)
"The swallowing strategies to reduce aspiration/penetration were very beneficial." – M.Z. (Jan. 2016)
"The discussion about the order of intervention was especially helpful. I liked the delivery with the handouts plus real videos." – D.H. (Jan. 2016)
"I appreciated the review of the MBS and the recommendations. I liked the study guide and the MBS." – L.S. (Jan. 2016)