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CSP FEES Training Course: Dallas, Texas

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Select Specialty Hospital Dallas Downtown

3500 Gaston Avenue

Dallas, TX 75246

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This extensive FEES Training course includes an online prerequisite course and will jump start your journey to FEES competency!

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This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Professional Area, Intermediate Level). The prerequisite course takes place online and is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Professional Area, Intermediate Level). Following completion of both courses, you will receive two separate course completion certificates for a total of 2.7 ASHA CEUs.

*CSP is requiring COVID-19 vaccination to participate in this hands-on FEES training.


This two-day FEES Training Course consists of two parts: an online prerequisite component and an in-person hands-on training component. This is essential for starting your journey toward FEES competency. Sixty days prior to the course date, you will receive access to the online component, which must be completed prior to Day 1 of the in-person course.

*If you have already take our online Intro to FEES course, email education@carolinafees.com and we will provide you with a discount code to register for this live course.

Online Intro to FEES Course:

This online FEES training course provides the foundation for starting your journey toward FEES competency. Throughout this course we infuse citations from research. In each section, we have included access to papers for you to read. Also, we provided links to other resources that you can look over to enhance your understanding where appropriate. Finally, we have included handouts throughout this course that you can download. This course includes:

  • A review of recent research regarding instrumental swallowing assessments, specifically FEES
  • A review of the nasal, pharyngeal, and laryngeal anatomy, including normal and abnormal variants
  • A review of normal swallowing in adults and geriatrics
  • Information is provided on advocating for instrumentals, developing a FEES program, and incorporating FEES into clinical practice
  • A FEES protocol including anatomy/physiology assessment, bolus trials, and intervention application
  • An overview of rating scales available for use with FEES
  • A review of clips from recorded FEES exams to allow the participants to begin to interpret FEES

For more details on the online Intro to FEES, visit: https://carolinaspeechpathology.thinkific.com/courses/introduction-to-fees

In-Person Hands-On Practice:

Following completing of our online introductory course, this live, in-person FEES Training Course is the next step in your journey toward FEES competency. We will go over a FEES protocol in detail and teach you how to perform FEES. You will learn how to pass the endoscope utilizing good body mechanics, achieving ideal pre-swallow and post-swallow views. We will discuss tips for tricky scope passes and suggestions for improving the comfort of your patient. Our instructors will mentor and supervise you completing a minimum of 15 normal scope passes. Our course instructors have been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by board certified Otolaryngologists. Time is spent reviewing FEES exams to begin fine tuning those FEES interpretation skills.

Learning Objectives:

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss research supporting use of FEES
  • Label swallowing anatomy from a superior view
  • Identify normal and abnormal swallowing physiology on FEES
  • Describe rating scales that can be used with FEES
  • Outline a FEES protocol, incorporating an Anatomy and Physiology Assessment
  • Identify swallowing structures from a superior view
  • Utilize a FEES protocol while scoping normal subjects
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely pass the endoscope and achieve adequate pre and post-swallow positions
  • Maneuver endoscope while patients eat, drink, and utilize compensatory techniques
  • Begin to analyze FEES exams by identifying swallowing variations and underlying physiology contributing to deficits


Baylor Scott and White - Baylor University Medical Center

3500 Gaston Avenue

Dallas, TX 75247

Nearby Hotels:

Element Dallas Downtown East (walking distance)4005 Gaston AvenueDallas, TX 75246(469) 399-1049

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown at Baylor Scott and White (walking distance)3301 Gaston AvenueDallas, TX 75426(214) 765 -2690

CampusMap: https://www.bswhealth.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/locations/dallas/campus-parking-map-bumc.pdf

Parking and Directions:Park in Visitor Lot 4 (3500 Junius Street)From this lot, enter Jonsson Hospital and follow first sign to “all hospitals” and then signs to “Truett”. Once in Truett Lobby, take stairs or elevator to basement. The Conference room will be in the Truett basement, Room 8. 

In-Person, Hands-On Course Agenda:


8:00 Arrive, sign in

8:15 Introductions

8:30 Updates in FEES Research

9:00 Review FEES Protocols and Possible Complications and What to Do

9:30 Discuss FEES Equipment and Scoping Mechanics

10:00 Break

10:15 Donning and Doffing PPE

10:30 Hands on Practice: Getting Through the Nose

12:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 Introduction to FEES Interpretation

2:00 Hands-on Practice: Achieving Optimal Pre-Swallow Position

3:30 Hands-on Practice: Complete Protocol with Post-Swallow Position

5:00 Adjourn

(7.5 hours)


8:00 Q and A regarding Day 1

8:30 More FEES Interpretation Practice

10:00 Hands-On Practice: Complete Protocol with PO Trials and Compensatory Techniques

12:00 Final Q and A; Complete Scope Sign Offs

12:30 Adjourn

*Agenda may vary slightly

Course Instructors:

Jennifer Barnett, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jennifer Barnett completed her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in 2007. She is currently an owner of Mobile FEES, LLC providing mobile endoscopic swallow studies in the Midwest. She has received multiple ACE continuing education awards and has presented at area dysphagia study groups, state associations meetings, and guest lectured at local universities.

Disclosures: Jennifer Barnett has the following financial disclosure. She is an owner of Mobile FEES, LLC and receives payment from Carolina Speech Pathology for teaching. Ms. Barnett has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Lyndsay Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lyndsay Parker completed her undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma and received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas-Dallas in 2008. She has worked as a Medical SLP in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. She is currently a Mobile FEES Endoscopist and Sales Specialist for Carolina Speech Pathology.

Disclosures: Lyndsay Parker has the following financial disclosure. Lyndsay is an salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms. Parker has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


If the course is cancelled on behalf of CSP, you will receie the cost of the course less the cost of the prerequisit self study course. Refunds are offered 30 days prior to the day one less a $295 cancellation fee (which covers the cost of the online Intro to FEES registration). If cancellations are less than 30 days from the course date, no refunds will be issued; however participants are welcome to transfer to another course with available seats for a $50 transfer fee.


  • You will receive an automatic email 60 days and 30 days prior to the coure date with the information for completing the prerequisite course.
  • If you fail to complete the prerequisite online training prior to the in-person course, time will not be spent getting you up to speed on course material.
  • You will be asked to sign a consent/waiver and be screend for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to being admitted into this course.
  • Successful participation in this course includes 100% attendance. All participants who successfully completed this course will receive a certificate via email within one week of completion. If you would like your participation reported to ASHA, you must include that information upon registering for this course. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer. If you have any questions, please email education@carolinafees.com or call 877-390-1887.

Covid-19 Update:

In light of recent requirements from institutions that support our on-site education endeavors, beginning on October 1, 2021, Carolina Speech Pathology will require all persons who attend in person education courses to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. In-person courses require close contact over significant time frames during the hands-on component. We realize with these parameters, vaccination is a validated risk mitigation strategy to decrease mortality and transmission of COVID-19 during in-person courses. We will continue to implement the use of prescreening, as well as use of PPE during potential aerosol-generating procedures during all in-person courses.

This vaccine requirement decision was complex and followed the movement in our industry to work towards keeping vulnerable populations protected and reduce the burden on primary medical services. We are implementing this as a promise to our host institutions, (which are typically health care faculties) and to uphold our core value of servant leadership. Therefore, following registration to any live/in-person course, participants will be asked to email proof of vaccination to: education@carolinafees.com. Failure to provide proof of vaccination within two weeks prior to the course will result in forfeiting your seat in the course.

All participants are welcome to complete the on-line course portion and attend the in person course with vaccination proof. If a participant is unvaccinated, Carolina Speech Pathology will offer reimbursement of tuition expenses or a participant may consider completing the online portion of the course at this time and pending their in-person attendance until this policy changes.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Director of Educational Resources, Selena Reece (selena.reece@carolinafees.com, 919-749-9159).

Product Disclosure:

The FEES systems utilized in this course were provided by Altaravision, INC, maker of the NDOhd Portable FEES System.

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This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Professional Area, Intermediate Level). The prerequisite course takes place online and is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Professional Area, Intermediate Level). Following completion of both courses, you will receive two separate course completion certificates for a total of 2.7 ASHA CEUs.

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