$100 – $395

Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management - Atlanta (1.55 ASHA CEUs)

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Emory Brain Health Center

1st floor conference room

12 Executive Park Drive East

Atlanta, GA 30329

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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are the primary providers of dysphagia and report spending the majority of their practice managing swallowing disorders in their healthcare settings. However, formal and informal training on normal and impaired swallowing for SLPs is lacking and inconsistent across academic and clinical training domains. Critical thinking in dysphagia management is needed to significantly shift SLP practice patterns. The overall goals of this course are for attendees to leave with the ability to apply objective physiologic metrics, to utilize a clinical decision tree, and to empower attendees with critical talking points to advocate for resources for patients with dysphagia.

Day 1 Agenda

7:30 - 8am Registration and material pick-up

8 - 10:00am Elucidating inconsistencies in dysphagia management

10 - 10:15am Break

10:15 - 12pm What is normal? Redefining a normal swallow

12 - 1pm Lunch

1 - 3pm Using a clinical decision tree template in dysphagia management

Tracking the long-term effectiveness of your clinical decisions

3 - 3:15pm Break

3:15 - 5pm Supporting your clinical decisions with physiologically guided metrics

5-5:30pm Questions and Discussion

Day 1 Learning Objectives

  1. Identify inconsistencies in clinical decision making for traditional and emerging treatment techniques.
  2. Learn how to apply objective metric based measures to establish a diagnostic baseline and treatment gains in dysphagia management.
  3. Learn to create and use a physiologically guided clinical decision tree to incorporate into your everyday practice.

Day 2 Agenda

8 - 9am Applying principles of motor learning to dysphagia rehabilitation

9 - 10am Applying principles of neuroplasticity to dysphagia rehabilitation

10 - 10:20am Break

10:20 - 11:10am Respiratory Strength Training Workshop
11:10 - 12pm Lingual Strength Training Workshop

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 - 1:50pm Biofeedback Training Workshop

1:50 - 2:40pm Electrical Stimulation Training Workshop

2:40 - 3:15pm Break

3:15 - 4:30pm What a dysphagia patient needs: Educating physicians, nurses, and

other medical professionals

4:30 - 5:00pm Questions and Discussion

Day 2 Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the fundamentals of physiologically based treatments related to strength training, electrical stimulation, and biofeedback to address several of the most common challenging swallowing pathophysiologies.
  2. Learn the fundamentals of physiologically based treatments related to strength training, electrical stimulation, and biofeedback to address several of the most common challenging swallowing pathophysiologies


**Pending UF approval**

Driving Directions

Going south on I-85 (from Chamblee/Doraville):

  • Take exit 89 toward GA-42/N Druid Hills Rd (.1mi)
  • Turn left onto N Druid Hills Rd (.2mi)
  • Turn right onto Executive Park Dr. (272ft)
  • • Destination will be on the left

Going north on I-85 (from downtown Atlanta/I-75):

  • Take exit 89 toward GA-42/N Druid Hills Rd (.1mi)
  • Turn right onto N Druid Hills Rd (.2mi)
  • Take the 1st right onto Executive Park Dr. (272ft)
  • Turn left into 12 Executive Park Dr.

Going south on Briarcliff Rd. (from Northlake Mall):

  • Turn right onto Sheridan Rd. (.2mi)
  • Take the 2nd right onto Executive Park Dr. (.3mi)
  • • Destination will be on the right

Going west on N Druid Hills Rd. (from Clarkston):

  • Turn left onto Briarcliff Rd. (.3mi)
  • Turn right onto Sheridan Rd. (.2mi)
  • Take the 2nd right onto Executive Park Dr. (.3mi)
  • • Destination will be on the right

Going south on N Druid Hills Rd. (from Brookhaven):

  • Turn right onto Executive Park Dr. (272ft)
  • Take the 1st left onto Executive Park E. (.4mi)

Airport: Hartsfield Jackson International – Atlanta

The hospital and hotels are approximately 40- 60 minutes from the airport

Hotels:

  • Marriott Courtyard- directly across from Brain Health

1236 Executive Park Dr.

Atlanta, Ga. 30329

  • Holiday Inn Express- 1 exit away on Clairmont

2920 Clairmont Rd

Atlanta, GA 30329

  • Hampton Inn- across the interstate on Druid Hills Rd

1975 North Druid Hills Rd

Atlanta, GA 30329

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Emory Brain Health Center

1st floor conference room

12 Executive Park Drive East

Atlanta, GA 30329

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