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Dispelling Myths in Dysphagia Management

1.0 Hours
25
Audio

Course Description

This course will highlight common misconceptions regarding managing dysphagia in the adult population in the medical setting. The purpose of this course is to dispel these common practices in order to encourage critical thinking and to improve the quality of life and outcomes of patient care.


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Objective

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

1
Identify common misconceptions and mis-practices in the healthcare community regarding dysphagia management.
2
Analyze critically when approaching the evaluation and treatment of patients with dysphagia.
3
Implement evidence-based decision-making within dysphagia management.
About Presenters

Leigh Ann Porter

MA, CCC-SLP

Leigh Ann Porter earned her master’s in Communication Sciences from the University of Central Florida in 2013, and has enjoyed being an SLP ever since. While at UCF, Leigh Ann was part of a grant to prepare SLPs to work with English Language Learners, earning a graduate certificate of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Leigh Ann now resides in Kansas City where she divides her time working across outpatient, acute, and inpatient rehab settings. She has presented courses registered for ASHA CEUs to regional SLPs on topics such as how the respiratory system and cough influence dysphagia, a review of the literature on dysphagia exercises, and generating measurable dysphagia goals. For multidisciplinary continuing education with PTs and OTs, Leigh Ann has presented on topics such as Cognitive Retraining with an emphasis on memory strategies, and the SLP’s scope of practice & making appropriate patient referrals to the SLP.

Amanda Montemayor

MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, CBIS

Amanda is a medical speech-language pathologist in San Antonio, Texas working full-time in the inpatient rehab setting and PRN in skilled nursing. She completed her undergraduate studies in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) from the University of Texas at Austin and M.A in CSD from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She enjoys working with the adult neuro population, particularly managing swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
5 min: Welcome and background
10 min: Introduction to topic: define terms, establish foundational knowledge
10 min: Common dysphagia misconceptions & malpractices
10 min: Critical thinking processes for dysphagia management
10 min: Tailoring education/evidence to share with colleagues/interdisciplinary team
15 min: Questions and Answers
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 Leigh Ann Porter
Financial Leigh Ann Porter is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives compensation. Leigh Ann is the owner of the website Speech Uncensored.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Amanda Montemayor
Financial Amanda Montemayor received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Leigh Ann Porter

MA, CCC-SLP

Amanda Montemayor

MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, CBIS

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