On March 23, 2007 at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, the NRH Speech-Language Pathology Service presents "Current Clinical Practice in Dysphagia: Evaluation and Treatment in Adults"-- their 20th annual continuing education workshop.
Guest speaker Donna Tippett (M.P.H., M.A., CCC-SLP) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Ms. Tippett -- a speech language pathologist for over 20 years -- has provided direct clinical services to adults in acute inpatient, rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. She has presented nationally and locally on the topic of communication and swallowing disorders and has published in peer-reviewed journals. She has also edited the book Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependency: Management of Breathing, Speaking, and Swallowing, published by Thieme, 2000.
See the course information below. Click here to download a registration form.
As a result of participating in this course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe and debate evidence for intervention strategies to address dysphagia
- Explain controversies in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia
- Implement current and evidence based evaluation and treatment approaches in the management of dysphagia
This workshop is designed to prepare and update speech-language pathologists to evaluate and treat swallowing disorders in
adults. The philosophy and specifics of clinical and instrumental assessment will be reviewed briefly. The importance of assessing the esophagus during the videofluoroscopic swallowing study will be addressed. Evidence to support the use of oral motor exercises and compensatory strategies will be examined as well as the advantages and limitations of diet modifications. Current clinical issues, including aspiration pneumonia, contributing risk factors, oral hygiene care, and decision making regarding oral intake, will be presented. Clinical controversies will be discussed. The course will conclude with an interactive case presentation, allowing participants to apply workshop content and principles of evidence based practice.
|8:15 - 8:45
||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:45 - 9:00
|9:00 - 9:30
Clinical and instrumental assessment
Videotape review, if time allows
||Evidence Based Practice|
Oral motor exercises
|10:00 - 10:15
|10:15 - 11:30
||Evidence Based Practice|
|11:30 - 12:00
|12:00 - 1:00
|1:00 - 3:00
||Current Clinical Issues|
Contributing risk factors
Oral hygiene/oral care
Quality of life considerations
Blue dye testing
Glucose oxidase testing
|3:00 - 3:15
|3:15 - 4:00
||Case presentation: Apply an evidence based|
|4:00 - 4:15
Who Should Attend?
Speech-language pathologists who are working with adults who have dysphagia; advanced level.
Continuing Education Credits
Application has been made to the Maryland Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists for 6.0 continuing education units. The National Rehabilitation Hospital Speech-Language Pathology Service is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for .6 CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
Time & Place
This program will be held on Friday, March 23, from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm in the auditorium on the ground floor of the National
Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, contact Lynette Winchester at 202.877.1440.
A variety of hotel options can be sent to you upon request. Call the NRH SLP Service at (202) 877-1440 to request this
|Pre-registration (receipt by March 2, 2007)
|Three or more from the same institution
(All names must be submitted at the same time)
* Limited space is available. Call Lynette Winchester at 202.877.1440 for further information.
Registration fees include the cost of attendance, course materials, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.