Back to Basics: Typical Swallowing Physiology in Adults

Course Number
1428
Price
39.99
Overview

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Presenter:  Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP
This course will present current best information to help clinicians learn about typical aspects of oropharyngeal and esophageal swallowing in adults and older adults. This course is ideal for clinicians who need a refresher on typical adult swallowing, and is appropriate for SLP, OT, dietary, nursing, and other medical clinicians involved with interprofessional management of dysphagia. Information covered will include review of sensory and motor control of swallowing, timing and neurological control of swallowing, and typical variation in swallowing across the adult lifespan. Discussion will focus around the four classic stages of swallowing (oral preparation, oral transit, pharyngeal transit, and esophageal transit) through structured presentation of sensory, motor, and timing aspects associated with each stage. 

Objective
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  
  • Describe sensory and motor aspects of the oral preparatory phase of swallowing.
  • Describe sensory and motor aspects of the oral transit phase of swallowing.
  • Describe sensory and motor aspects of the pharyngeal transit phase of swallowing.
  • Describe sensory and motor aspects of the esophageal transit phase of swallowing.
  • Describe typical swallowing changes associated with aging. 
About Rik: Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP is Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University-Oregon. With 15 years of clinical experience, he specializes in adult, medical speech-language pathology. He has worked in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, and outpatient centers. He was trained in tracheostomy/ventilator management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. His current scholarship focuses on medical SLP, evidence-based practices, graduate student education, and cognitive rehabilitation.
Additional Information

This course offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

5 minutes: Introduction, Disclosures, and Scope
5 minutes: Overview of eating, swallowing, and digestion
10 minutes: Overview of neurology of swallowing (cranial nerves, brainstem, and cortical control)
10 minutes: Details of the oral preparatory phase of swallowing (voluntary control)
10 minutes: Details of the oral transit phase of swallowing (voluntary control)
15 minutes: Details of the pharyngeal transit phase of swallowing (involuntary control)
10 minutes: Details of the esophageal transit phase of swallowing (involuntary control)
15 minutes: Typical swallowing changes associated with aging
5 minutes: Conclusions and Next steps for learning about dysphagia management

Disclosure Statement: 

Financial: Rik Lemoncello is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalty payments.
Non Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
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