Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1 & 2. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.50 contact hours, approval number 20-655657.
This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.50 contact hours, approval number 20-655657.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
Approved for 1.50 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 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Normal Swallow Function
Prevalence and Incidence of Dysphagia
Normal Swallowing Anatomy
Normal Swallowing Physiology
Section 3: Types of Dysphagia
Types of Dysphagia
Overt Signs and Symptoms of Dysphagia
Signs of Silent Aspiration
Types of Dysphagia
What About Amos?
Section 4: Treatment Interventions
Treatment of Dysphagia
General Treatment Approach Paradigms
Diet Modifications: Solids and Liquids
Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST)
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Oral Motor Exercises and Strengthening
Positional/Postural Compensatory Strategies
Video-Assisted Swallowing Therapy (VAST)
How Can You Help Amos?
Section 5: Other Considerations
Dysphagia-Related Outcome Measures
Importance of Coordinated Healthcare Team Approach
Section 6: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.