Course Offerings

Esophageal Dysphagia: Applications for the Speech-Language Pathologist

2 Day Course (15.5 credit hours, 1.55 ASHA CEUs) (Raleigh NC- April 3 & 4 (now virtual), West Orange NJ- August 28 &29 (now virtual), Atlanta GA-October 23 & 24 (now virtual)

This cutting-edge, intensive course provides essential training for the dysphagia therapist. The SLP will become knowledgeable on various esophageal disorders affecting the oropharyngeal stage of swallowing. There is significant focus on improving diagnostic ability and treatment planning by learning to decipher primary oropharyngeal versus esophageal dysphagia. The SLP will learn to identify laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and GERD and become knowledgeable regarding available diagnostic evaluations and medical/ surgical management for esophageal dysphagia. Training is provided for advanced interpretation of FEES and MBS including implementation of the Reflux Finding Score (RFS) and esophageal sweep. Consideration for appropriate candidacy for various tube feeding options is provided. Evaluation and treatment options for the xerostomic patient will be discussed.

Course Tuition:

$425

*Discounted rate for groups of 3 or more $410, additional discounts may be considered for larger groups

Gulp! Esophageal Dysphagia for the SLP

2 hour Webinar (2 credit hours, 0.2 ASHA CEUs) (Live or recorded webinar for individuals or groups, live Q & A quarterly)

This webinar is a “crash course” on esophageal dysphagia for the SLP. The clinician gains imperative knowledge on the interrelationship between the oropharynx and the esophagus. Primary esophageal disorders are highlighted. Differential diagnosis regarding primary oropharyngeal vs esophageal dysphagia will be discussed. Learn clinical and endoscopic signs and symptoms consistent with esophageal dysphagia and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) on FEES. The implementation of the esophageal sweep on VFSS/ MBS and making recommendations is a primary focus in review of case studies.

Course Tuition:

Early Bird Payment (up to 3 weeks before course): $75.00

Late registration (within 3 weeks before course): $80.00

Consideration of the Esophagus in the Evaluation and Treatment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

6-hour Course (6 credit hours, 0.6 ASHA CEUs)

Private one day course for groups. Coming soon, this course will be available in webinar format.

This vital, one-day course is designed for the intermediate dysphagia therapist. The SLP will become knowledgeable on various esophageal disorders and how they may affect the oropharyngeal stage of swallowing. The SLP will learn to decipher primary oropharyngeal versus esophageal dysphagia for clinical decision-making and identify signs and symptoms of larygopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and GERD. FEES and MBS case studies will be discussed in detail including scoring of the Reflux Finding Score (RFS) and implementing an esophageal sweep respectively.