Swallowing Disorders - OT Assistant

Swallowing Disorders 116

Treatment of Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties in Infants and Children


3.0

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of using assessment findings to guide therapy goals.
  • Describe the different models of service delivery.
  • Outline therapy strategies aimed at improving swallowing and airway protection (thickened fluids, modified foods, swallowing maneuvers).
  • Outline therapy strategies aimed at addressing feeding diffi culties and mealtime behavior (oral sensory-motor therapy, feeding utensils and equipment, mealtime positioning, behavioral feeding therapy, feeding therapy as part of nutritional supplement weaning).
  • Discuss therapy consideration for infants and for older children.
  • Detail 3factors that need to be considered when working with hospitalized children with acute health issues and with children living in the community.
  • List 3 methods of measuring therapy outcomes


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 115
Evaluating Feeding and Swallowing in Infants and Children

2.0

  • Describe the common role of various members of the feeding and swallowing team
  • D emonstrate an understanding of the various models of teamwork
  • Discuss how the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health model can be used to map the various areas that need to be considered when performing an assessment of a child’ s feeding and swallowing skills
  • List essential areas to be covered in a case history
  • Describe key components of a clinical feeding evaluation
  • Discuss factors that need to be considered when assessing hospitalized children with acute health issues and children in the community with chronic health issues or developmental delay
  • Demonstrate an understanding of assessment considerations for infants and for older children
  •  Discuss pediatric-specific issues that need to be considered when performing imaging studies


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 114
Disorders Affecting Feeding and Swallowing in Infants and Children

3.0

  • Describe key terms related to swallowing and dysphagia in children, such as laryngeal penetration, aspiration, choking, and apnea
  • List key indicators of childhood feeding difficulties and behavioral feeding issues
  • Discuss the potential effect of interruptions to early feeding on ongoing feeding development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common medical conditions that may that may affect feeding and swallowing in children
  • Describe the potential effect of prematurity on feeding and swallowing, and list common feeding problems seen in the preterm population
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different tube feeding options commonly used for children with feeding or swallowing complications
  • Describe different types of respiratory support used in children
  • Discuss other factors that may potentially affect feeding and swallowing in children, such as tonsillitis and tongue-tie, oral motor impairments, sensory processing disorders, and autism


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 113

Ethical Considerations


1.0

  • Present the basic principles of medical ethics as they relate to the swallowing-impaired patient
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of alternative types of feeding
  • Highlight the differences between factors that predict aspiration and those that predict aspiration pneumonia
  • Present an approach for weaning from feeding tubes
  • Present examples of ethical dilemmas resulting from the placement or retention of alternative forms of feeding


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 112
Treatment for Adults

3.0

  • Describe 3 basic differences between compensation strategies and rehabilitation strategies
  • Describe the impact of various therapy techniques on the swallowing mechanism
  • Identify the expected functional benefits associated with various behavioral treatment strategies
  • Describe 3 risks from specific therapy techniques that may be posed to patients
  • Describe the concept of “prevention” in dysphagia management as it applies to negative outcomes and to dysphagia itself
  • Explain strategies that may be helpful in evaluating the appropriateness of existing or novel interventions for a specific patient


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 111

Treatment Considerations, Options, and Decisions


2.0

  • Introduce the concept of how evidence-based practice guides treatment decisions
  • Discuss general factors that infl uence therapy decisions
  • Provide examples from the three major classes of therapeutic interventions for dysphagia
  • Discuss how the evaluation results will affect treatment planning
  • Present a decision tree for selecting and implementing dysphagia therapy


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 110

Instrumental Swallowing Examinations: Videofluoroscopy and Endoscopy


2.0

  • Explain why it is important to “image” the swallowing mechanism and evaluate swallow function with an instrumental study
  • List 5 basic guidelines to help determine whether any instrumental swallowing examination is indicated
  • Describe the basic components and potential modifications of a fluoroscopic swallowing examination and an endoscopic swallowing examination
  • Describe and differentiate strengths and weaknesses of the fluoroscopic swallowing examination and the endoscopic swallowing examination
  • Compare the endoscopic examination with the fluoroscopic examination


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 109

Clinical Evaluation of Adults


2.0

  • Describe the rationale for early detection of swallowing disorders
  • Review the main components of the clinical evaluation of swallowing in adults
  • Present the strengths and weaknesses of evaluation protocols
  • Discuss noninvasive techniques for improving the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination
  • Review standardized tests for dysphagia
  • Present potential adjunctive measures of swallowing performance


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 108

Respiratory and Iatrogenic Disorders


2.0

  • Detail how disorders of respiration might affect swallowing performance
  • Discuss common medical and surgical complications that lead to or exacerbate dysphagia
  • Review how artificial supports for respiration might interfere with swallowing
  • List surgical procedures that may lead to postoperative dysphagia
  • Explore traumatic injuries and how a traumatic injury may effect swallowing performance


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 107

Esophageal Disorders


2.0

  • Discuss the structural disorders of the esophagus that affect swallowing
  • Discuss the motor disorders of the esophagus that affect swallowing
  • Detail disorders of the pharyngoesophageal segment
  • Show how disorders of esophageal origin might affect other aspects of the swallowing chain
  • Discuss possible treatment approaches for swallowing disorders of esophageal and pharyngoesophageal origin


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 106

Dysphagia and Head/Neck Cancer


2.0

  • Define cancer and describe its potential impact on the individual patient
  • Describe the various treatments for head/neck cancer and their side effects
  • Describe factors that contribute to dysphagia in patients being treated for head/neck cancer
  • Describe the dysphagia characteristics that might be associated with head/neck cancer treated with different modalities
  • Elaborate on dysphagia-related complications seen in patients treated for head/neck cancer
  • Discuss the when, what, and why aspects of dysphagia intervention for patients being treated for head/neck cancer.


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 105

Adult Neurologic Disorders


2.0

  • Explain why is it important to possess a basic understanding of the nervous system to clinically manage swallowing disorders resulting from neurologic disease
  • Name some of the sensorimotor characteristics associated with impairments at different levels of the nervous system
  • Identify some of the dysphagia characteristics that might be seen in diseases affecting various levels of the nervous system
  • Describe some of the dysphagia-related problems that might be seen in patients with neurologic disease
  • Describe some aspects of change in dysphagia over time in neurologic diseases
  • Identify some of the more common treatment issues, decisions, options, and/or practices in different forms of neurogenic dysphagia


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 104

Normal Swallowing and Development in the Term and Preterm Infant


1.0

  • Identify and understand core concepts of newborn development
  • Identify the difference between a nonnutritive suck and a nutritive suck
  • Identify and understand the benefits of breast milk
  • Identify and understand the major swallowing milestones between birth and age 12 month


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 103

Normal Swallowing in Adults


2.0

  • Define the key anatomic structures involved in swallowing
  • Define the groups of muscles that participate in swallowing
  • Define the peripheral and central neurologic controls for swallowing
  • Discuss the key physiologic components that occur when moving a bolus from the mouth to the stomach
  • Discuss how normal swallowing is affected by bolus type and delivery
  • Describe swallowing associated with normal aging


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 102

Dysphagia Unplugged


2.0

  • Define dysphagia and its ramifications
  • Discuss the epidemiology of dysphagia
  • Discuss the medical and social consequences of dysphagia
  • Provide an overview of the clinical management of dysphagia
  • Discuss the role of persons who manage dysphagia
  • Discuss the types of settings in which dysphagic patients might be seen and how this might affect their management


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Swallowing Disorders 101

Adult Swallowing Disorders


20.0

  • Become familiar with the prevalence and incidence of dysphagia as well as what diagnoses precipitate it.
  • Identify anatomy and physiology involved in swallowing along with peripheral and neurologic controls.
  • Become familiar with swallowing issues for the elderly.
  • Recognize signs vs. symptoms of dysphagia and distinguish oropharyngeal impairment with esophageal impairment.
  • Describe the nervous system in order to be familiar with swallowing disorders that result from neurologic disease.
  • Identify characteristics of dysphagia and dysphagia-related problems seen in patients with neurologic disease.
  • List treatment options and practices in different forms of neurogenic dysphagia.
  • Recognize dysphagia and how it relates to various head and neck cancers.
  • List factors that contribute to dysphagia in patients being treated for head and neck cancers.
  • Become familiar with esophagopharyngeal disorders along with examination and treatment options.
  • Describe the importance of along with the components of the physical evaluation of the swallowing mechanism.
  • Describe the basic components of a fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallowing exam.
  • List 5 strengths and 5 weaknesses of each exam.
  • Identify treatment considerations that apply to most patients with dysphagia.
  • Describe the major categories for the treatment of dysphagia.
  • Identify steps for formulating effective treatment plans.
  • Become familiar and describe 3 behavioral treatment strategies.
  • Define and outline 5 basic principles of medical ethics and how ethics relate to swallowing disorders.

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$210.00 USD