Approved for 2.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Parkinson’s Disease & Speech Therapy A. Pathophysiology B. Diagnosis C. Clinical Components D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Dysphagia Assessment A. Dysphagia B. Signs and Symptoms C. Dysphagia Evaluation D. Medical Record Review E. Patient Interview F. Sensory Assessment G. Head and Neck Positioning H. Physical Exam I. Therapeutic Trials of Solids and Liquids J. Pattern of Mastication K. Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration L. Salivation Assessment M. Instrumental Assessment of Swallow N. Self-Assessment of Swallowing O. Review P. Summary Section: 4: Dysphagia Intervention and Management Strategies A. Approaches for Treating Dysphagia B. Therapy Strategies C. Diet Texture Modifications D. Thickened Liquids E. Alternative Nutrition/Hydration F. Crushed Medications G. Dysphagia Questions and Interventions H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Dysarthria Assessment A. Dysarthria B. Hypokinetic Dysarthria C. Mixed Dysarthria D. Assessing Deviant Speech Characteristics E. Assessing Motor Speech Disorders (MSDs) F. Distinguishing Oral Mechanism Findings G. Assessing Intelligibility, Comprehensibility, and Efficiency H. Assessing Respiration/Phonation I. Formal Assessment Instruments J. Review K. Summary Section 6: Dysarthria Management A. Goals of Management B. Approaches to Management C. Articulation D. Overall Intelligibility E. Resonance F. Pitch/Loudness G. Respiration H. Dysarthria Questions and Interventions I. Review J. Summary Section 7: Cognitive Assessment A. Cognitive Assessment B. Areas of Assessment C. Formal Cognitive Screeners D. Formal Cognitive Assessments E. Review F. Summary Section 8: Cognitive Management & Intervention A. Approaches for Cognitive Rehabilitation B. Restorative Intervention C. Compensatory Intervention D. Lifestyle Modifications E. Psychotherapeutic Interventions F. Review G. Summary Section 9: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Jean Marie Lucarelli is a licensed New Jersey Speech-Language Pathologist and holds an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from West Chester University and a Master's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marywood University where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Jean Marie has experience in providing speech and language services for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (Strokes), Head and Neck Cancers , Cognitive Disorders including Dementia, and Neurological Degenerative Diseases, (e.g. Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis). She also has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia and swallowing difficulties. Disclosure: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.