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Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment: Where We’ve Been & Where We're Going

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Flagstaff Medical Center MSCR A

1200 North Beaver Street

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Offered by EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine Speech-Language Pathology

7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wed, April 4, 2018

7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thurs, April 5, 2018

Flagstaff Medical Center MSCR A

1215 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Course Overview

Accurate assessment and treatment of dysphagia is critically important because of the negative consequences undetected swallowing problems can have on an individual’s health. These sessions will review the available evidence in a number of areas of dysphagia assessment, including a discussion of dysphagia screening, the clinical swallow evaluation, and the use of instrumental assessment. We will also review current evidence related to dysphagia intervention strategies and discuss emerging treatments for swallowing disorders.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the difference between screening and assessment of dysphagia.
  2. Describe the advantages of video-fluoroscopic and endoscopic examinations of swallowing.
  3. Discuss the different components of the clinical swallow examination and the information that can be gained from each of these components.
  4. List evidence-based signs/symptoms of aspiration that can be determined during clinical assessment of swallowing.
  5. Discuss new treatments available for individuals with dysphagia.

Presenter

Debra M. Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Debra Suiter is Director of the Voice & Swallow Clinic and Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She has been a speech-language pathologist for over 24 years. Her research and clinical work focus on the assessment and treatment of adults with swallowing disorders. Together with Dr. Steven Leder, she developed the Yale Swallow Protocol, a screening tool for assessing aspiration risk. She has published her work in a number of peer-reviewed journals and presented at local, national, and international conferences. She is Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, a member of the Dysphagia Research Society, and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is an Associate Editor for the journal Dysphagia and Section Editor for Dysphagia for the American Journal of Speech-Language-Pathology.



Day 1: Assessment

**Light continental breakfast provided**

7:00-8:30 Dysphagia Screening

8:30-8:45 break

8:45-10:15 Clinical Swallow Assessments

10:15-10:30 break

10:30- 12:00 Videofluoroscopy

12:00-12:30 lunch provided

12:30-2:00 FEES & High Resolution Manometry

Day 2: Treatment

**Light continental breakfast provided**

7:00-8:30 What is Evidence-Based Treatment and How do we do it?

8:30-8:45 break

8:45-10:15 What evidence do we have for our current treatments?

10:15-10:30 break

10:30- 12:00 Where are we heading?

12:00-12:30 lunch provided

12:30-2:00 Ethical considerations and the dangers of being overly conservative

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