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60 minutes: Introduction - An overview of the typical development of the Brain-Mouth-Gut connection, with a foray into respiration.
60 minutes: Closer Look - In depth discussion of typical reflex development for nutritive suck, mastication, and progression of bolus viscosity.
75 minutes: Chart Review - A closer look at the diagnoses of a medically fragile caseload and how these diagnoses in conjunction with their most common treatments can result in oropharyngeal dysphagia.
90 minutes: Alternatives to PO - types, locations, implications for disruption to digestion process and nourishment
75 minutes: Intervention - Approaches to oropharyngeal dysphagia that focus on patient access to ADLs with special consideration for cultural factors and socioeconomic barriers.
60 minutes - Case Studies and Adjourn