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.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
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.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
|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|
|Financial||Rik Lemoncello received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |