The Neurobiology of Swallowing and Dysphagia: Foundations of Normal & Abnor...
Stanford Health Care Department of Rehabilitation will proudly be hosting The Neurobiology of Swallowing and Dysphagia: Foundations of Normal & Abnormal Swallowing, Dysphagia Evaluation, and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders presented by Kimberly Grenawitzke, OTD, OTR/L, SWC, CBIS and Kary Rappaport, OTR/L, SWC, IBCLC from Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Working towards your SWC? This is the perfect foundational course to start your training. Seasoned dysphagia clinician looking for clarity? Although perfect for beginners, this course will deepen your understanding of the physiological foundations of feeding and take your treatment to a new level. This two-day workshop will provide an in-depth exploration of the biomechanical, neurological, and sensory components of normal and abnormal swallowing. Participants will walk away with increased confidence in their understanding of the neuro-muscular control of swallow physiology, and be able to confidently apply this knowledge to day-to-day practice. Through lecture, modified barium swallow study videos, case studies, and interactive activities, course participants will acquire the knowledge to assertively address the complex occupation of feeding.
Objectives: At the completion of the course, participants will:
1. Recall and describe the anatomical landmarks of the face, head, and neck involved in swallow function.
2. Demonstrate understanding of swallow physiology across the lifespan.
3. Explain dysphagia and swallowing dysfunction from a neuromuscular and sensory perspective.
4. Obtain a basic understanding of how to interpret Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS).
5. Guide treatment planning through the use of MBSS as a diagnostic tool.
6. Determine evidence-based, problem based treatment strategies for swallowing dysfunction.
7. Confidently progress a patient’s diet and therapy plan based on astute clinical observation and clinical reasoning.
All participants must be occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, or occupational therapy students.
This course is eligible for 14 contact hours from CBOT.
Course presenters reserve the right to cancel the course if a minimum of 20 participants is not met. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. The course will be capped at 50 participants.