$475 – $525

DC FEES Training: A Procedure for Evaluating Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

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George Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

2131 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20037

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This two-day FEES Training Course covers a review of recent research use of instrumentation to evaluate swallowing and identifying normal and abnormal swallowing. Information is provided on developing a FEES program and incorporating FEES into clinical practice. Hands-on supervision is provided both afternoons to allow participants the opportunity to learn to maneuver the endoscope for a swallowing assessment with a focus on obtaining optimal view of the larynx while keeping in mind the ergonomics of the endoscopist. Time is spent reviewing clips from recorded FEES exams to allow the participant to begin to interpret FEES.

Cost: $525 (includes lunch and refreshments).


George Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

2131 K Street NW

Suite 620

Washington DC 20037

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine appropriate use of instrumental swallowing assessments.
  • Describe a protocol for administering FEES.
  • Identify anatomy as it is visualized through the endoscope.
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal swallowing using FEES.
  • Safely pass an endoscope through the nose and establish adequate pre-swallow and post-swallow positions.
  • Describe a protocol for administering FEES.

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Parking and Directions:
Many parking garages are closed on weekends. Here is a list of nearby parking garages:

One Washington Circle Hotel
1 Washington Circle
Washington, DC 20037
$12 per day, 2 minute walk from conference

Ritz Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
$15.95 per day, 3 minute walk from conference.

The facility is 0.3 miles from the Foggy Bottom Metro stope (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines)


Selena Reece, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Selena Reece received her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel in 2003. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing mobile FEES services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and an ACE continuing education award recipient. Selena was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episode 18. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist.

Selena Reece is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms. Reece has the following non-financial relationship to disclose. Ms. Reece serves on the Professional Development Management Committee (PDMC) of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 13 (SIG13.)

Kristin Sears-Kopp, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kristin Sears-Kopp, M.A., CCC-SLP began her professional career as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in 2002. She has worked in both pediatrics and adult-focused institutions. She has been (and continues to be) a practicing clinician working to improve the lives and mealtimes of patients with dysphagia with the use of instrumental assessment, specifically fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Kristin Sears-Kopp’s current role as Clinical Coordinator at Carolina Speech Pathology allows her the opportunity to participate in the further development of SLP’s skills and knowledge for the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia. She is an ASHA member and ACE continuing education award recipient.

Time Ordered Agenda:


08:00 Introductions

08:15 FEES Overview, SLP Scope of Practice

08:45 FEES Equipment, Infection Control

09:15 Anatomy Review, Comparing FEES vs MBSS

09:45 Break

10:00 FEES Administration

10:30 Medical Issues

11:00 Reliability and Validity, FEES vs MBSS (video examples)

12:00 Lunch (included)

12:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Learning to Pass the Scope

14:30 Break

14:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Performing Anatomy and Physiology Exam

17:00 Adjourn

(7.75 Hours)


08:00 Q and A re: Day 1

08:15 FEES Implementation, Starting a FEES Program

08:45 Policies/Procedures, FEES Reimbursement

09:15 Identifying Abnormal Swallowing with FEES (video examples)

10:00 Break

10:15 FEES Interpretation and Intervention Application (video examples)

11:00 Summary of Lecture and Post-Test

11:30 Lunch (included)

12:15 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Obtaining Post-Swallow Position

14:30 Break

14:45 Supervised Hands-on Practice: Scoping with PO Trials and Maneuvers

16:15 Final Q and A

16:30 Adjourn

(7.25 Hours)

This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Professional Area, Intermediate Level)

Succesful participation in this course includes 100% attendance. All participants who successfully completed this course will receive a course completion certificate via email within one week of completing this course. If you would like your participation reported to ASHA, you must complete the ASHA Participation form that was provided to you at the course and submit to the course instructor prior to leaving the course. ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. 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.

Cancellations: Full refunds are offered 30 days prior to the course date. 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.

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