*NEW E-LEARNING* Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Disorders: Focus on Swallowing - selfstudy Talk-Tools
*NEW E-LEARNING* Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Disorders: Focus on Swallowing - selfstudy Talk-Tools

Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Disorders: Focus on Swallowing


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Course Description

This course looks at one of the most prevalent disorders associated with feeding: dysphagia. TalkTools Instructor and dysphagia expert, Colette Ellis, discusses the anatomical aspects of deglutition and delves into what factors influence feeding and swallowing development, including the impacts of aspiration and the cranial nerve system. Learners will be able to identify typical vs. atypical feeding and swallowing and apply specific techniques to facilitate improved feeding and swallowing function and safety.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the anatomy of swallowing.
  2. Conduct a basic feeding and swallowing assessment.
  3. Define aspiration and how it impacts feeding and overall health.
  4. Recognize current swallowing instrumentation tools.
  5. Develop and integrate a Safe Feeding Plan.

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

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #: 5997. This virtual, self-study course is offered at 3.5 contact hours or 0.35 CEUs, intermediate level, in the categories of OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Timed Agenda
  • 15 Minutes: Understanding Deglutition
  • 20 Minutes: The Feeding and Swallowing Connection
  • 20 Minutes: Consequences of Dysphagia
  • 15 Minutes: Aspiration and Aspiration Pneumonia
  • 20 Minutes: Safe Feeding Plan
  • 15 Minutes: Alternative Treatment Options
  • 20 Minutes: Sensory Motor Connection
  • 20 Minutes: Feeding and Swallowing Skills in the Healthy Population
  • 25 Minutes: Impacts of the Cranial Nerve System on Swallowing
  • 25 Minutes: Instrumentation Tools for Swallowing
  • 15 Minutes: Keys to Success 


    How TalkTools e-learning works
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    Colette Ellis, M.ED., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
    Learning Options
    • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable handout, forms and charts)
    • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner --  ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies 
      • 2- Toothettes
      • 1- Straw #1
      • 1- A/B straw
      • 1- Maroon spoon small
      • 2- Tongue depressors
      • 1- Pink cut out cup
    • Group Rate for 5 learners
      • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
      • 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above

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