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The Neurobiology of Swallowing & Dysphagia
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 8:00 AM – Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 4:00 PM PDT
Working towards your advanced practice (SWC)? This is the perfect foundational course to start your training. Seasoned dysphagia clinician looking for clarity? Although the perfect challenge for beginners, this course will deepen your understanding of the physiologic foundations of feeding and swallowing and take your treatment to a new level. This two-day workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the biomechanical, neurological, and sensory components of normal and abnormal swallowing. Participants will walk away with increased understanding of the neuromuscular 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 focused on signs/symptoms, dysfunctions, and impairments, and interactive activities, course participants will acquire the knowledge to assertively address the complex occupation of feeding.
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.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:30-8:00 Registration, continental breakfast
8:00 Introduction, objectives, background
8:30 Face, mouth, neck anatomy
10:15 Swallow physiology (functional)
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 Swallow physiology (dysfunctional)
2:45 Application to function
3:15 MBSS interpretation and application activities
Sunday, April 23, 2017
8:00-8:30 Registration, continental breakfast
8:30 Summary/review of physiology, applications activity
9:00 Feeding and swallowing assessment
10:45 Assessment continued/MBSS
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 Treatment based on assessment findings & MBSS
2:00 Treatment progression/clinical reasoning
3:00 Case studies
This course is approved for 14 contact hours of continuing education towards California Advanced Practice in Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SWC).
A refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be made if a cancellation notice is received 30 business days prior to the workshop date. Cancellation by instructors will result in full refund.
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact
coursesforOTs@gmail.com at least two weeks before the seminar date so that
arrangements can be made.
The course starts promptly at 8:00 am on Saturday, and 8:30am on Sunday. There is a parking lot, but space is limited. Please arrive early to account for this and to allow class to start on-time.
Participants must sign in and out. Participants must complete a posttest and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will be available at the end of the course. Participants not fulfilling
these requirements will not receive a certificate.