Clinical Swallowing Examination of Adults With Dysphagia: Anatomy and Physiology Series

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Clinical Swallowing Examination of Adults With Dysphagia: Anatomy and Physiology Series

Oral-facial sensorimotor examination is a key component of the clinical swallowing examination, revealing swallowing impairments that should be investigated through instrumental assessment. Refresh your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of adult oropharyngeal swallowing mechanisms, as a foundation for understanding normal and abnormal swallowing function. Participants interact with the content through multimedia case studies, three-dimensional diagrams, and self-assessment activities.

This web workshop includes recorded lectures, interactive exercises, video clips, additional resources, and an exam.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify sensorimotor structures innervated by the six cranial nerves, and respiratory musculature that are critical to oropharyngeal swallowing function and speech production
  • identify the actions of sensorimotor structures critical to oropharyngeal swallowing function and speech production
  • identify clinical tactics that elicit sensorimotor activity reflecting normal and abnormal function
  • choose an appropriate instrumental investigation path based on results of the clinical swallowing exam

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System Requirements

To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:

And one of the following browsers:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11
  • Mac OS X: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla 1.x, Opera 6, or Safari 1.0 (Mac OS 10.2x or later only)
  • Linux: Konqueror 3.3.1, Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.x

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Continuing Education

: 0.3 PDHs: 3.0
: 4/7/2013 to 2/23/2016
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB5341
Format(s): eWorkshop
Language: English
Author: James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

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