Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Swallowing and Feeding Services in Schools

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Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Swallowing and Feeding Services in Schools

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play a significant role in the management of students with swallowing and feeding problems in school settings. ASHA policy documents for SLPs providing swallowing and feeding services in the schools are designed to clarify the administrative and programmatic issues involved in providing service or consultation for students with swallowing and feeding disorders in the school setting. This course is reprinted from ASHA Practice Policy: position statement, technical report, guidelines, and a knowledge/skills paper.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • define the signs and symptoms of students at risk for dysphagia
  • provide your school district with information about the educational relevance of addressing dysphagia in the schools
  • provide justification for your school system to develop system-wide procedures and protocols for addressing dysphagia
  • identify roles and responsibilities of the school-based SLP, and typical contributions of other disciplines on a school-based dysphagia team
  • identify the necessary components of an interdisciplinary dysphagia team, process, and procedures

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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.2 PDHs: 2.0
: 8/1/2011 to 5/31/2014
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB8198, 0113251
Format(s): Journal (Online), Journal (Print)
Language: English
Author: ASHA policy documents from the Working Group on Dysphagia in Schools sponsored by ASHA SIGs 13 and 16

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