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Back to Basics: Typical Swallowing Physiology in Adults

1.5 Hours
72
Video

Course Description

This course will present current best information to help clinicians learn about typical aspects of oropharyngeal and esophageal swallowing in adults and older adults. This course is ideal for clinicians who need a refresher on typical adult swallowing, and is appropriate for SLP, OT, dietary, nursing, and other medical clinicians involved with interprofessional management of dysphagia. Information covered will include review of sensory and motor control of swallowing, timing and neurological control of swallowing, and typical variation in swallowing across the adult lifespan. Discussion will focus around the four classic stages of swallowing (oral preparation, oral transit, pharyngeal transit, and esophageal transit) through structured presentation of sensory, motor, and timing aspects associated with each stage.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe sensory and motor aspects of the oral preparatory phase of swallowing.
2
Describe sensory and motor aspects of the oral transit phase of swallowing.
3
Describe sensory and motor aspects of the pharyngeal transit phase of swallowing.
4
Describe sensory and motor aspects of the esophageal transit phase of swallowing.
5
Describe typical swallowing changes associated with aging. 
About Presenters

Rik Lemoncello

PhD, CCC-SLP

Rik Lemoncello is Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University-Oregon. With 15 years of clinical experience, he specializes in adult, medical speech-language pathology. He has worked in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, and outpatient centers. He was trained in tracheostomy/ventilator management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. His current scholarship focuses on medical SLP, evidence-based practices, graduate student education, and cognitive rehabilitation.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
5 min: Introduction, Disclosures, and Scope
5 min: Overview of eating, swallowing, and digestion
10 min: Overview of neurology of swallowing (cranial nerves, brainstem, and cortical control)
10 min: Details of the oral preparatory phase of swallowing (voluntary control)
10 min: Details of the oral transit phase of swallowing (voluntary control)
15 min: Details of the pharyngeal transit phase of swallowing (involuntary control)
10 min: Details of the esophageal transit phase of swallowing (involuntary control)
15 min: Typical swallowing changes associated with aging
5 min: Conclusions and Next steps for learning about dysphagia management
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Rik Lemoncello
Financial Rik Lemoncello received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Rik Lemoncello

PhD, CCC-SLP

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