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Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 1 - Normal Swallowing & Swallowing Screen

presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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Financial: Angela Mansolillo receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Angela Mansolillo has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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In order to assess swallowing and identify swallowing disorders accurately, clinicians must have an appreciation of normal swallowing and must be adept at gathering pertinent medical history. This course will assist clinicians in identification of normal swallow variability and recognition of the impact of aging on swallow function. Evidence to support swallow screening will be reviewed and various screening tools described. Strategies for interpreting information from the medical record, including Chest X ray results, laboratory results, and indicators of respiratory function will be provided.

Meet Your Instructor

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and board-certified specialist in swallowing disorders with more than 25 years of experience. She is currently a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and…

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1. Introduction and Normal Swallowing

The participant will describe the impact of bolus size and viscosity on normal swallowing, and differentiate between normal aging and disordered swallowing.

2. Screening and Background Information

The participant will describe Chest x-ray terminology suggestive of pneumonia, and identify three laboratory results suggestive of dehydration in the dysphagia patient.

3. Case Studies

Demonstrate principles and techniques from lecture with two real world case studies.

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