Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia: Do You Know Your "Swallowology"?

2-Day Workshop: Timed Agenda | 12 Hours | 1.2 CEUs

Day 1
8:30AM - 12:00PM (15 MIN. BREAK AT 10:45AM)
  • Swallowing basics
  • Impacts of atypical and dysfunctional swallowing on other functions
  • Key terms, definitions and topical information
12:00 – 1:00   Lunch
1:00PM – 4:00PM (15 MIN. BREAK at 2:15PM)
  • Pediatric vs. Adult Dysphagia -- similarities? differences?
  • Assessing your client
  • Video Review/Discussion
Day 2
8:30AM – 12:00PM (15 MIN. BREAK AT 10:45AM)
  • Focus on Pediatric Dysphagia -- identifying root causes and assessing comorbidities
  • Integrating a basic swallowing program as part of a feeding and/or speech plan
  • Video Review
12:00PM – 1:00PM   LUNCH
1:00PM – 4:00PM (15 MIN. BREAK AT 2:30PM)
  • Practical strategies and tools to apply to your everyday practice
  • Wrap-up/ Q & A

1-Day Workshop: Timed Agenda | 6 Hours | .6 CEUs

9:00AM - 12:00PM (15 MIN. BREAK AT 10:45AM)
  • Intro and Overview
  • Know the difference: normal? different? disordered?
  • Clinical Exam and Cranial Nerves: identify, assess and describe
  • Swallow Instrumentation: applications, challenges and interpreting reported findings
  • PRACTICUM/HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: bolus flow and airway protection: "Do you see what I see?"Impacts of atypical and dysfunctional swallowing on other functions
  • Key terms, definitions and topical information
12:00 – 12:30   Lunch
1:00PM – 4:00PM (15 MIN. BREAK at 2:15PM)
  • Report writing and task analysis of function vs. dysfunction
  • PRACTICUM/HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: task analysis and treatment planning
  • Q&A/Wrap-up
  • Assessing your client
  • Video Review/Discussion