Presenter: Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors
This online course serves as the MBSImP™ 10-Year Renewal Course for Registered MBSImP Clinicians. This course will review MBSImP scoring, including nuances for assessing the more challenging physiologic components. Updates on recent clinical research and future directions is included. Successful completion of this course will maintain your listing within the public database of Registered MBSImP Clinicians and extend your access to MBSImP.com, including continued access to the online templates for generating standardized assessment reports. See below for enrollment eligibility.
The content of this course serves the following purposes:
Course Sections – Run Time: 3:31:12
Course is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs – 3.5 contact hours.
Eligibility for course enrollment requires prior completion of the course, #e128 – MBSImP 5-Year Renewal Course.
Course enrollment window opens at 1 year prior to your renewal deadline. Your renewal deadline is located on the home screen of www.mbsimp.com and is the date you completed course, #e128, plus 5 years.
– R.B., prior course participant
– K.M., prior course participant
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration and downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
Post-test consists of multiple choice and true & false questions.
– S.G., prior course participant
This online CE course focuses exclusively on the MBSImP™ approach for swallow impairment assessment. Other assessment protocols will not be included in this course. Presenter financial and nonfinancial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
"I really appreciated the review of the component scoring though the lens of most common errors. I also appreciated the case study which demonstrated how you would proceed with treatment. I was able to start and stop as my schedule allowed, that flexibility is very beneficial." E.B. (Sep. 2023)
"Radiation exposure was helpful to discuss. This course was a great review of scoring." M.S. (Sep. 2023)
"I really liked that this course delved into the practical applications for some of the scoring (applications for therapy, what might be compensatory movement for certain deficits, etc) beyond just how to score. This course felt more tailored to advanced practitioners, so it aligned with my current experience and skill set." C.E. (Sep. 2023)
"I found the case study to be most beneficial. I liked seeing the principles applied in real life." L.L. (Sep. 2023)
"I liked the review of scoring and then how it can be interpreted for therapy." L.M. (Sep. 2023)
"I liked that this course focused on common mistakes / problems. It also gave lots of great little tips and tricks for what to do in clinical practice." J.W. (Sep. 2023)
"Good refresher. I liked Dr. Martin-Harris' explanations on each component." C.E. (Aug. 2023)
"I liked seeing examples of the different impairments that would be scored differently. This course was easy to access and follow." J.T. (Aug. 2023)
"The application of assessment results to treatment objectives was beneficial. I liked the multiple videos with examples, and the MBSImP guide that corresponds with the videos and has the tips that were discussed in the course." A.H. (Aug. 2023)
"Bonnie is a great teacher. I liked the review of scoring specific components." H.H. (Aug. 2023)
"Straightforward. I liked the evidence based rationale for protocol." J.F. (Jul. 2023)
"I found the research updates to be quite helpful. It was also very helpful to be reminded of how to score certain components when there are gray areas or variations." A.V. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked the review of the esophageal clearance component - what it assesses and what it does not assess." S.M. (Jun. 2023)
"Discussing short and long term therapy goals was beneficial. This course was well organized." S.B. (May 2023)
"Research presented in very eye-friendly ways to show leadership regarding Varibar use/consistency and frames per second." A.D. (May 2023)
"I found the new research updates to be thought-provoking and informative. I also really liked the case study because it clearly demonstrated how establishing goals that targeted specific components from the MBSImP scoring can make such an impact on the plan of care." K.P. (Apr. 2023)
"I always learn something every time Dr. Martin-Harris presents. I loved the case study - how the goals were written and impairment-targeted therapy. Hearing her describe each component, the frequent errors seen, and reviewing the anatomy was incredibly beneficial. I liked the pace, the content, and the evidence/articles that were presented. I love Dr. Martin-Harris. I thought this course was all incredibly well done." K.M. (Apr. 2023)
"I appreciated the clarification regarding some of the more commonly confused items on the MBSImP. I appreciated the videos and examples." K.L. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the discussions of EB papers. Very nice synthesis." A.B. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked all of it. This course was a great review." K.V. (Apr. 2023)
"It's always helpful to have a review of the material, even if you utilize it every day. I liked the case study." E.T. (Apr. 2023)
"Evidence-based application for each component. I loved the case study. Great presenter and excellent content." J.P. (Mar. 2023)
"Review of MBSImP scoring, especially with updates, was beneficial." M.T. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the review of scoring in regards to tips and the most beneficial information was highlighted when scoring each component. I also really appreciated the case study. I liked the ability to go back and review certain portions as sometimes it was beneficial to hear the information more than once. I also appreciated that the course kept my place when I had to stop and then return to the course." S.B. (Mar. 2023)
"Review of what, where, when to score. I liked the MBS studies of each component." D.H. (Mar. 2023)
"The clarification and "takeaway" points that have been made since I first took the training were beneficial. Easy to access course. Anatomy illustrations were very helpful." M.J. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the scoring details and troubleshooting for individual components." V.S. (Feb. 2023)
"It was all helpful and relevant - update on literature that applies to MBSImP concepts, the review of components highlighting what clinicians frequently do in error, and the case study." L.M. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the clarification of frequently missed concepts, convenience and flexibility of course." S.P. (Feb. 2023)
"The information on categorizing mild, moderate, and severe impairment was beneficial. I liked the updated research literature on swallowing to support the use of MBSImP." R.B. (Jan. 2023)
"I loved reviewing the components and videos, and having the chance to preview the test while participating in the lectures." L.T. (Jan. 2023)
"I found it beneficial that we can quantify the levels of impairment based on research versus subjectivity. I liked the inclusion of the latest research and how it applies to our daily practice." J.T. (Jan. 2023)
"This course updated my understanding of scoring the MBSImP." S.B. (Jan. 2023)
"Very detailed and thorough course. Great review and references." D.E. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the sections on common errors in scoring. The literature review related to MBSImP scoring was beneficial." D.B. (Dec. 2022)
"The connection between findings and treatment was beneficial for my daily practice." P.T. (Nov. 2022)
"Always good to review scoring guidelines. I liked the frequently missed info, and the new data on the importance of getting the A/P view." J.O. (Nov. 2022)
"All good! I needed the refresher, and gained some very helpful ideas for wording findings in my reports. I liked the review of select components with a focus on the aspects which are most challenging to clinicians as a whole." K.C. (Nov. 2022)
"Very helpful to go over common errors/difficult scoring aspects of MBSImP with guidance and video explanations." K.H. (Nov. 2022)
"Clear presentation, practical information, new information from past recertification, and re-introduction to the overall benefits of using this standardized protocol in the clinical management of dysphagia patients." C.G. (Oct. 2022)
"All of it was very beneficial for my daily practice. Easy to follow, functional examples provided." M.O. (Oct. 2022)
"The initial overview of barium products was helpful. I also enjoyed the responses to some of the "critiques" of the MBSImP. The protocol and reasoning/rationale/research were very clearly outlined. This was easy to complete in multiple sessions. I liked that it was broken into chunks - that made pausing and returning easier. I also appreciated the downloads." E.T. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the treatment ideas related to scores on MBSImP, the practical information on why we use the MBSImP, review and updates on scoring, information on common mistakes when scoring, and the multiple choice test." D.B. (Oct. 2022)
"It was a great review. I liked the visuals, explanations, examples." J.W. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the video examples, explanations of where scoring errors are made, and case study. I liked the application of MBSImP results to treatment planning." S.R. (Oct. 2022)
"The course is on-demand, mobile friendly." K.K. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked that this specific MBSImP course reviewed challenges that clinicians have with rating certain components and how to be more accurate with the ratings. As always, the visuals and seeing actual MBSs that review each component was extremely helpful." K.H. (Sept. 2022)
"The course is very thorough and supported by literature wherever possible. I enjoyed the in-depth "whys" provided for areas where things are often confused by clinicians, and for certain physiologic explanations made." L.M. (Sept. 2022)
"The ease of completion was nice. Good refresher." J.R. (Sept. 2022)
"The slowed tongue movement with its relationship to delayed initiation, the review of pharyngeal contraction with consideration of preferential flow and enlarged pharyngeal spaces, and the information regarding the availability of the app and its use in patient education at bedside were all beneficial information." T.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Specific breakdown of areas that are hard to assess. I liked the ease of course access." S.A.H. (Sept. 2022)
"The course is self-paced, easy to follow, and informative. Liked integration of scoring to functional goals and therapy techniques." A.T. (Aug. 2022)
"The MBSImP is important for my entire hospital SLP department for continuity of care and assessment." J.M. (Aug. 2022)
"I will use this information daily." T.S. (Aug. 2022)
"Liked the updates on research and review of MBSImP components. Very comprehensive review of information." E.M. (Aug. 2022)
"Very clear information with excellent references." E.M. (Aug. 2022)
"Liked that I was able to do this at my own pace & go back to concepts I needed to review." D.S. (July 2022)
"I liked the 'human' aspect by the presenter. The ongoing acknowledgement of learning and responding to frequently asked questions WITH explanations made this presentation resonate across all areas, and brought the clinician learners closer together/on a relatable level with the presenter." M.S. (July 2022)
"I really appreciated the review, and the supportive research was great! I need to go back and read the articles. Bonnie Martin-Harris is so knowledgeable! Greatly appreciate her work, research and teaching." K.H. (July 2022)
"I liked that Dr. Martin-Harris focused on updates and new information that has come up over the last few years. Thorough and a great review." S.G. (July 2022)
"Good clarifications/refreshers regarding component scoring. I liked that Dr. Martin-Harris continues to teach the course. The objective nature of the Dysphagia Severity Scoring based upon the numbers, the predictive values, targeted intervention plans with treatment, eliminating the subjective mild/moderate/severe statement." R.H. (July 2022)
"I liked the research that supports answers to FAQs." M.S. (July 2022)
"I liked the explanation of items frequently scored incorrectly, information on severity ratings, and step by step guidance through each component scored." T.A. (June 2022)
"The case study was well-outlined. And the overall design of course and visual examples were great!" H.H. (June 2022)
"I really appreciated the review of tricky to score portions of the exam." S.R. (June 2022)
"I liked the highlights of commonly misunderstood practices and reviewing those. I believe it will increase reliability between providers." K.M. (June 2022)
"It was nice to review the material and have the resources provided." L.N. (May 2022)
"As this is a renewal course, it was great to learn what the author reported as frequently asked questions or mistakes in implementing this protocol. It was worth to be asked to take this renewal course to update my learning based on my clinical experiences and advance my performance with higher accuracy." H.C. (May 2022)
"It was a nice refresher on the MBSImP, and I liked that it went over the common errors in scoring." F.W. (May 2022)
"The whole course was excellent and I really appreciated highlighting the typical errors made by clinicians on each scoring component. Glad to improve my assessment practice going forward! Enjoyed the sprinkling of relevant studies and how they relate to MBS assessment and the MBSImP specifically. Really enjoyed the discussion along the way that related to clinical implications in the real world." L.T. (May 2022)
"The case study was helpful in that I was able to quickly formulate three therapeutic techniques when learning that the focus of therapy would be hyolaryngeal movement. It was also good to see the formulation of LTG and STG with objective goal writing. I am motivated to use the report generator and dysphagia app in my practice." N.R. (May 2022)
"I enjoyed the suggestions of target areas for rehabilitation based on deficits." T.K. (May 2022)
"I liked that it was tailored for those of us who have used the MBSImP for many years." L.M. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the video examples and the review of each component's scoring with updated tips." J.C. (Apr. 2022)
"The format was easy to complete. I appreciated the descriptions of areas where frequent errors in scoring occur." A.O. (Apr. 2022)
"I enjoyed learning about common errors in scoring. I liked the review of the components and updates on the research. This is beneficial in working with younger clinicians and making sure I am up to date. Great course!" A.G. (Mar. 2022)
"It was great to hear about updates from the literature. I especially found the information on tongue base movement contributing to epiglottic movement to be interesting." A.L. (Mar. 2022)
"I really appreciated the guide and the other supplemental materials. Also the information about esophageal screening and radiologist resistance was good." A.S. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the real life examples going through the different components and how it included common mistakes." C.H. (Mar. 2022)
"I routinely complete MBSS utilizing the MBSImP and this was a great refresher. Providing a numerical rating scale to categorize impairment as mild, moderate or severe is beneficial." C.S. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the recent research using MBSImP. Very well presented and updated by Dr. Martin-Harris." E.M. (Mar. 2022)
"Review of scoring especially those frequently missed items. I enjoyed the case study portion in turning impairment into practical, objective goals. I liked the set up with broken up presentations as well as option to preview of test prior." K.M. (Feb. 2022)
"A very practical course that covered decisions/judgements that arise in everyday practice with helpful advice on how to approach them. The interweaving of relevant research that has been carried out since I completed my initial MBSImP training 10 years ago was excellent - gives me renewed energy and enthusiasm to continue to pursue and promote standardized practice in relation to testing in my facility." A.C. (Feb. 2022)
"The guide and detailed review of each component with Conclusions and Clinical Implications as well as areas Frequently Missed were all very helpful. Dr. Martin-Harris did a great job of incorporating visuals as well as examples so that learning was more in line with applying new learning or clarifying an area that was fuzzy previously." C.W. (Jan. 2022)
"Excellent organization, presentation and very functional application. Thank you." J.G. (Jan. 2022)
"Thorough content. Well paced. Supported by research." S.W. (Jan. 2022)
"I appreciated the review of common errors that clinicians make in scoring and the corresponding visuals delineating structures and exactly where to focus judgement for components such as tongue base retraction. It is hard to stay up-to date for me during this pandemic as I just don't take time to read studies - I appreciate that Bonnie Martin Harris referenced the ongoing research and the findings that have published to date." N.L. (Jan. 2022)
"I especially appreciated the focus on common errors in scoring (vs reviewing the entire protocol in detail.) I also liked the case study that was very relevant to typical cases we see and the example of a treatment protocol, short and long term goals, and outcomes driving recommendations for the next level of care." D.A. (Jan. 2022)
"The format was conducive to a renewal course and provided valuable information in reasonable detail and within a reasonable amount of time." K.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I really enjoyed the case study and the review of the total scores that can now correlate to mild/mod/severe impairments of the oral and pharyngeal swallow. Great way to see functional improvement in patients. I also appreciated the overview on frequently missed items on the protocol." T.C. (Dec. 2021)
"It was clear, concise, to the point. It brought up new research to help continue to develop my skills and knowledge of dysphagia. It was a great course!" J.R. (Dec. 2021)
"I appreciate the detailed specifics, thorough anatomy/physiology of the MBSImP." M.H. (Nov. 2021)
"I perform MBSS weekly and this course will assist me with both diagnostic and treatment recommendations. It was thorough and I appreciated walking through each of the 17 areas and giving examples of how to rate them." J.K. (Oct. 2021)
"This is a great review for an SLP that has been utilizing this scale for 10 years now! [Dr. Martin-Harris] does a great job of the slides and the information presented." J.C. (Oct. 2021)
Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors, is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She is also Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine.
She is a Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society, past Chair of the Specialty Board for Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal. She is an ASHA Fellow, recipient of the 2016 Admiral Albert J. Baciocco Innovation Award – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The 2017 12th Annual Pepper Lecturer, Northwestern School of Communication, Honorary Member of the MUSC Chapter of The National Academy of Inventors, recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA), 2010 MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year Award, and associate member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.
Dr. Martin-Harris is the author and developer of the first standardized method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP™), translated to research and clinical practice in the United States, Canada, and 13 additional countries. She is also the author of the manual, "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology—Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services. Her work is funded by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the Veteran's Administration, and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the author of "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology — Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' former employer, MUSC, receives royalties from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' MBSImP research and development was funded in part by Bracco Diagnostics; received grant funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Veteran's Administration (VA); receives grant and research funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation; receives grant funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD); receives grant and research funding.
Nonfinancial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is associated with numerous journals, publications, and boards related to speech-language pathology; receives no compensation in these roles.
This program is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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.
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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.
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You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA 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.
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