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The Clinical Swallowing Evaluation for Patients with Suspected Stroke

presented by Stephanie Daniels

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This course, with Dr. Stephanie Daniels, reviews the components of the clinical swallowing examination (CSE), with a particular focus on the cranial nerve assessment. Participants will review how the CSE fits into the overall schema of swallowing evaluation, and the key findings and recommendations that are addressed by the CSE. This information includes steps for collecting background on patient history, knowledge of communication and cognition, and determinants of swallowing function.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Stephanie Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

    Dr. Daniels received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. She is a research speech pathologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Daniels is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her research, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is focused on neurogenic dysphagia. She teaches graduate courses in dysphagia, and undergraduate courses in anatomy and physiology at the University of Houston. Dr. Daniels also provides clinical education in adult communication disorders.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Clinical Swallowing Evaluation Overview

    1. Clinical Swallowing Evaluation Overview

    In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Stephanie Daniels will describe the purpose of the clinical swallowing examination (CSE), and differentiate it from the simple swallowing screen for persons with suspected stroke.

  2. Patient History and Interview

    2. Patient History and Interview

    The second chapter of this course will take a closer look at the patient history collection process, including how to successfully interview the patient and glean useful and informative data.

  3. Cognition and Communication

    3. Cognition and Communication

    In the third chapter of this course, Dr. Stephanie Daniels will elaborate on how to assess cognition and language function in patients with suspected stroke.

  4. Cranial Nerve Evaluation

    4. Cranial Nerve Evaluation

    In this chapter, the cranial nerve evaluation will be discussed, including the specific innervation of motor and sensory functions, and the implications for impaired innervation on function.

  5. Swallowing Evaluation Protocol

    5. Swallowing Evaluation Protocol

    In this chapter, Dr. Stephanie Daniels will review a specific swallowing evaluation protocol for speech language pathologists, and outlines key considerations for its use in cases of acute stroke.

  6. Interpreting Results

    6. Interpreting Results

    In the final lecture component of this course, Dr. Stephanie Daniels will review key considerations for interpreting the results of the CSE, putting together all of the information from the previous chapters of this course.

  7. Clinical Swallowing Evaluation Case Example

    7. Clinical Swallowing Evaluation Case Example

    In the final chapter of this course, Dr. Stephanie Daniels shows specific aspects of the CSE with an actual patient, demonstrating concepts from throughout the course.

  8. Supplementary Materials

    8. Supplementary Materials

    Downloadable materials to reference upon completing this course.