Saturday, September 28th, 2013
In collaboration with JASPA, the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning is presenting the course, "Monday Morning in the Dysarthria Clinic." The emphasis of this course is clinical. What one can do in a single session to establish the starting point for treatment will be featured. The concern is less about typing the dysarthria and most about identifying what is wrong in the speech signal and in the speech production mechanism and then selecting treatment procedures to change what is wrong. Rehabilitation rather than compensation will be the focus. Respiratory muscle training, a new prosthesis for managing velopharyngeal incometence, and treatment programs for speech abnormality resulting from spasticity and dystonia will be described. Also a protocol for treatment of dysarthria in ALS will be described. The place of oromotor exercises will be addressed. The content of this course grows from the speaker's own daily clinical practice and the best the literature has to offer. The aim will be for everyone to go away with something immediately useful even if it is just fresh reaffirmation of competence.
Objectives: As a result of attending this course attendees will
1. Know how to complete respiratory muscled training
2. Choose a new prosthesis for treating VPI
3. Recognize the place of oromotor exercise in practice
4. Select and order strengthening and skill building treatments
5. Complete an eight item measure of functional communication as part of a functional long term goal statement
Dr. Jay Rosenbek
This instructor has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area).
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.