Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Disorders: Focus on Swallowing



Course Description

This course looks at one of the most prevalent disorders associated with feeding: dysphagia. TalkTools Instructor and dysphagia expert, Colette Ellis, discusses the anatomical aspects of deglutition and delves into what factors influence feeding and swallowing development, including the impacts of aspiration and the cranial nerve system. Learners will be able to identify typical vs. atypical feeding and swallowing and apply specific techniques to facilitate improved feeding and swallowing function and safety.

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the anatomy of swallowing.
  2. Conduct a basic feeding and swallowing assessment.
  3. Define aspiration and how it impacts feeding and overall health.
  4. Recognize current swallowing instrumentation tools.
  5. Develop and integrate a Safe Feeding Plan.
Colette Ellis, M.ED., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Timed Agenda
  • 15 Minutes: Understanding Deglutition
  • 20 Minutes: The Feeding and Swallowing Connection
  • 20 Minutes: Consequences of Dysphagia
  • 15 Minutes: Aspiration and Aspiration Pneumonia
  • 20 Minutes: Safe Feeding Plan
  • 15 Minutes: Alternative Treatment Options
  • 20 Minutes: Sensory Motor Connection
  • 20 Minutes: Feeding and Swallowing Skills in the Healthy Population
  • 25 Minutes: Impacts of the Cranial Nerve System on Swallowing
  • 25 Minutes: Instrumentation Tools for Swallowing
  • 15 Minutes: Keys to Success 

This program is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area). • 0.35 AOTA CEUs • 3.5 Instructional Hours (see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

Learning Options
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
  • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner --  ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies 
    • 2- Toothettes
    • 1- Straw #1
    • 1- A/B straw
    • 1- Maroon spoon small
    • 2- Tongue depressors
    • 1- Pink cut out cup
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
    • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
    • 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above
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