*NEW COURSE* WEBINAR | Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Collaborating on a Nutritional Plan [December 9, 2019] [03:00PM-05:00PM] -  Talk-Tools

*NEW DATE* WEBINAR | Collaborating on a Nutritional Plan [January 29, 2020] [01:00PM-03:00PM EST]


Date: January 29, 2020

Location: Webinar (01:00PM-03:00PM EST)

Presenter: Colette Ellis, M.ED., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Brittyn Coleman,M.S.,RDN/LD,CLT Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Course Description

As speech and feeding professionals, we know how complex the seemingly simple act of taking a bite of food and swallowing it really is -- and how much it impacts our quality of life! Every culture and every momentous life event revolves around food!

TalkTools instructor and dysphagia expert, Colette Ellis, will be presenting assessment techniques to apply when nutritional deficiencies are suspected in a feeding therapy client, especially those with compensatory feeding issues and dysphagia. Colette will be discussing the importance of working with a nutrition expert when developing a Feeding and/or Swallowing Habilitation or Rehabilitation Program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to learn to pull critical information pre-assessment from a thorough case history and lab values.
  2. Participants will be able to assess symptoms and determine potential outcomes of deficient nutritional intake with feeding therapy clients.
  3. Participants will be able to determine possible neurological or anatomical relationships between nutritional deficiencies.
  4. Participants will be able to implement communication strategies for collaborating with other feeding professionals involved with the client.
  5. Participants will be able to develop a collaborative nutritional feeding plan.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area)(seeTalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

Webinar Details


Schedule (01:00PM - 03:00PM Eastern)

  • 35 Minutes: Nutritional Deficiencies-The obvious and hidden symptoms, teasing out the case history
  • 35 Minutes: How to collaborate with other feeding/nutrition professionals
  • 35 Minutes: Developing a collaborative feeding plan
  • 15 Minutes: Q and A


 Colette Ellis, M.ED., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Brittyn Coleman,M.S.,RDN/LD,CLT Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 

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