This first portion of this course overviews frontline interventions and the physiologic swallow components for which they are appropriate. Discussed are compensation and retraining strategies to target specific components of the swallowing mechanism (MBSImP™ Components). The presentation expands to discuss strength training, skill training, and programmatic & intensive multi-modality interventions.
The second portion of this course will present patient case studies. Based on patient MBS Study results, participants are guided through selection of targeted interventions and treatment planning. Discussion will include MBSImP™ component-scores and PA Scale results, and how this information is used in developing a targeted intervention plan to include diet recommendations (IDDSI levels), compensatory strategies, and retraining interventions. Short and long-term goals are outlined in detail for each case study. Focus is the adult population. Offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs – 5 contact hours.
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Note: This course is appropriate for SLPs who assess and/or treat adult patients with dysphagia. Completion of the MBSImP™ Standardized Training is a suggested prerequisite, though not a requirement. The 17 MBSImP™ components of swallowing are referenced throughout this course and prior knowledge of the components and their associated scoring metric is beneficial to course participants.
Run Time: 5:03:10
This course includes frequent references to the MBSImP™ standardized component-score metric. Prior knowledge in this approach is beneficial, but not a requirement for course participation. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Kate Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Research Associate at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC where she has practiced dysphagia management for over 10 years. In addition to her clinical role, Kate advises a cohort of post-doctoral, doctoral and graduate students as Assistant Lab Director of the Swallowing Cross-System Collaborative at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Kate received her master’s degree in communication sciences and Disorders from MUSC and completed her Clinical Fellowship under the direction of Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, Terry Day, MD and Julie Blair, MA. Her clinical focus is in adult swallowing disorders and her research interests include standardization of the videofluoroscopic swallow study and the use of high-resolution pharyngeal manometry as an assistive biofeedback device for swallow rehabilitation. She is a Modified Barium Swallow Study Impairment Profile (MBSImP™) consultant for Northern Speech Services, and a continuing education consultant for the High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry branch of Medtronic, Inc.
Financial— Kate Davidson is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial— Kate Davidson is employed by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); receives a salary.
Financial— Kate Davidson's employer, MUSC, receives royalties from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.
Financial— Kate Davidson serves as a consultant to Northern Speech Services related to the MBSImP Training and supplementary materials; receives consulting fees.
Financial— Kate Davidson is a continuing education consultant with Medtronic, Inc; receives compensation in this role.
Nonfinancial— Kate Davidson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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.
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"I liked that I could work at my own pace. Use printed as well as audio to learn." D.S.K. (July 2021)
"The evidence on the efficacy of each treatment method and the case studies were beneficial for my practice." B.I. (June 2021)
“I really enjoyed that the material was highly applicable to clinical practice and intervention. I also felt the speaker, images and slides were clear and concise.” – K.P. (Mar. 2021)
“I thought all of the information presented was not only well researched, but explained very clearly with a lot of very good examples.” – L.S. (Dec. 2020)
“The breakdown of specific exercises and which physiologic impairments they target were helpful. As well as the provision of the evidence base.” – R.M. (Nov. 2020)
"It had a lot of functional ways of implementing the results of the MBSS from goal setting, to compensatory strategies, to therapeutic modalities that were all evidence based." – C.S. (July 2020)
"I liked that the case studies allowed revision of MBSImP studies and demonstrated how to link outcome to treatment." – D.W. (May 2020)
"Having specific information on each exercise or compensatory strategy - function, mechanics, and targets - was most beneficial. I liked the thoroughness and logical progression." – B.D. (Apr. 2020)
"Very clear every step of the way. Excellent visuals and case studies to complement the information. I liked the review of all aspects of the MBS and specific therapies to target each area. Very comprehensive." – T.M. (Mar. 2020)
"I loved the information about which treatment approaches were best suited for each impairment identified on the MBSImP." – L.L. (Feb. 2020)
"Very in depth, very thorough, with case studies to pull it all together." – J.S. (Jan. 2020)
"The videos breaking down each MBSImP component and most supported interventions were exactly what I hoped to see in this course. Additionally, the review of each intervention approach, the evidence (or lack of), and further discussion will help direct my intervention planning." – E.F. (Jan. 2020)
"Translating MBS Study Results Into Targeted Treatment: Evidence-Based Interventions Using the MBSImP Approach is a comprehensive, accurate, and clinically intuitive approach to making the critical connection between MBS findings and dysphagia interventions founded in EBP. As a speech-language pathologist, researcher, and instructor within the area of dysphagia, I can't wait to share this course with my graduate students and colleagues. This is a wonderful course! Thank you!" – D.O. (Dec. 2019)
"The case studies really helped and opened my eyes to the "big picture" benefits of becoming MBSImP certified." – K.B. (Dec. 2019)
"I appreciated the step by step going through the MBSS and the MBSS videos." – W.R. (Dec. 2019)
"The Dysphagia therapy techniques were the best part." – R.B. (Dec. 2019)
"The case studies were beneficial because they pulled everything together from the presentation." – M.N. (Dec. 2019)
"This is a great course that is going to help many practicing SLPs who struggle to transition their evaluation results into clinical practice." – A.G. (Nov. 2019)
"The authors have done the profession a terrific service with this one!" – K.K. (Nov. 2019)