z Copy of 09/13/17: Management of Memory Disorders

$ 40.00

September 13, 2017
4:00 to 5:30 pm. CST

The registration for this webinar will close on September 13, at 12:00 pm cst.

Rene Ruzicka Kanadet, MS, CCC-SLP, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

Description: Swallowing is a highly complex skill that can be compromised by neurological or structural changes to the mechanism. The resulting impairment, dysphagia, is common in rehab and aging populations. To best care for our patients and maximize rehab potential, it is imperative that medical staff have an understanding of dysphagia. This course discusses normal and disordered swallowing, populations at risk for swallowing impairments, and the physical and social consequences of dysphagia. The crucial role of non-SLPs in the management of dysphagia is discussed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe normal swallowing
  • Define characteristics and consequences of dysphagia
  • Identify the role of the SLP and typical assessment tools
  • Discuss compensatory strategies, including appropriate use and misuse
  • Explain the role of non-SLP team members

    Continuing Education Credits

    Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT 


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