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Filling in the Gaps: Missing Components of Dysphagia Therapy

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McKimmon Center

1101 Gorman Street

Raleigh, NC 27606

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Do you evaluate and treat neurogenic dysphagia? If you were trained in an American SLP program, chances are you received little to no instruction on the principles of neurorehabilitation, exercise science, and specific counseling techniques and how to apply them as a dysphagia clinician. This evidence-based course incorporates the principles of exercise science, neurorehabilitation, and clinical counseling techniques to make you a more knowledgeable, skillful, and effective dysphagia clinician for your neurogenic patients. This couse will be taught by two experts in the field of dysphagia, Megan Nosol, M.S. Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP and Ed Bice, M.Ed, CCC-SLP.


McKimmon Center at NC State University

1101 Gorman Street Raleigh, NC 27606

*There is free parking on site.


Aloft Raleigh

2100 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27607

Group rate of $169 per night:


(919) 828-9900


$195 (early bird through 3/31/2019)


Time Ordered Agenda

8:00: Arrive, Sign-in

8:30: Missing Components of Dysphagia Education (Ed/Megan)

9:00: Principals of Neurorehabilitation (Megan)

10:15: Neurorehabilitation in Dysphagia: Case Studies (Megan)

11:15: Lunch (provided by Accelerated Care Plus)

12:15: Principals of Exercise Science (Ed)

1:30: Tailoring Evidence-Based Dysphagia Exercises to Deficits: Case Studies (Ed)

2:45: Biofeedback Approaches for Dysphagia (Ed)

3:30 : Counseling Techniques for Dysphagia Management (Megan)

4:15: Summary, Questions

5:00: Adjourn

Instructor Bios:

Megan Nosol, M.S. Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP: Megan holds a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since graduating from the UNC's SLP program in 2013, Megan has been a clinician in the skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation, and non-profit organization settings. For the past two years, she has been employed at STEPS for Recovery, which is a private outpatient clinic specializing in adult neurorehabilitation. Her primary interests are head and neck cancer, neurorehabilitation, and counseling.

Megan also holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education, which has permitted her to use her passion for teaching to instruct webinars and courses for SLPs, such as The ARK-J Program Trismus Intervention Certification Course and “The Evolving Swallow: Managing the Effects of Chemo, Radiation, and Surgery” webinar. She is the Vice President of Research and Design for the non-profit organization, Lary's Speakeasy, which provides laryngectomy supplies, support, and educational resources to laryngectomees and their caregivers. Megan has been the guest speaker for the popular SLP podcast, Swallow Your Pride, in the "ABCs of HNC: Important Considerations for Your Patient with Head and Neck Cancer" episode and “So You Want to Get Your PhD” episode. In October of 2018, she started her own podcast called The SLP-Minded Podcast, which focuses on interviewing SLP researchers about their latest studies on various medical SLP topics.

Disclosures: Megan will receive an honorarium for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. Megan has no non-financial disclosures to report.

Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP: Ed is a Speech-Language Pathologist currently in the role of Clinical Program Consultant for Accelerated Care Plus’s Synchrony dysphagia program. He has worked in the health care industry with extensive training and experience in management for over 20 years. His experience includes a variety of settings (acute care, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing). During his career, Mr. Bice has served as a Regional Manager, Vice President of Clinical Services, and Chief Operating Officer. He has been a speaker for national and state level conventions as well as colleges and universities. Currently, Mr. Bice serves as the Assistant Editor of Perspectives for SIG 15 and served on the Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Topic Committee for ASHA 2017.

Disclosures: Ed will receive an honorarium for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. Ed has no non-financial disclosures to report.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The learner will describe 3 core principles of neurorehabilitation.

  2. The learner will evaluate dysphagia interventions based on neurorehabilitation principles.

  3. The learner will list 6 principles of exercise science.

  4. The learner will evaluate interventions based on exercise principles.

  5. The learner will enumerate the benefits of biofeedback in swallowing interventions.

  6. The learner will describe 2 counseling techniques to increase active patient participation and adherence to recommended exercises in dysphagia rehabilitation.

This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

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.

Special thanks to Accelearated Care Plus for providing lunch for this course!

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations submitted in writing 30 days prior to course date will recieve a full refund. No refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of the course date.

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