Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Exercise in Swallow Rehabilitation – Live 2019 Update

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

Meet Your Instructor

  • Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S
    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 over 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 development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member and provides clinical supervision at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts. Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate potential exercises for effectiveness utilizing the principles of exercise physiology.
  • Provide three characteristics of an appropriate candidate for exercise.
  • Describe two exercises to improve lingual bolus propulsion.
  • Describe three exercises to improve hyo-laryngeal excursion.
  • Identify two strategies to improve health literacy with a goal of facilitating adherence
  • Describe three compensatory strategies for those clients not appropriate for exercise.


5:00pm-5:10pm Instructor Introduction
5:10pm-5:40pm Chapter 1: Understanding Exercise
5:40pm-6:00pm Chapter 2: Exercise and Outcomes
6:00pm-6:10pm Chapter 3: Compensatory Strategies
6:10pm-6:30pm Chapter 4: Client Candidacy - SLP
6:30pm-6:40pm Break
6:40pm-6:50pm Poll Review
6:50pm-7:20pm Chapter 5: 2019 Update
7:20pm-7:50pm Question & Answer Session