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The Cranial Nerve Examination: Integrating Assessment and Treatment in Dysphagia Management

# e139   The Cranial Nerve Examination: Integrating Assessment and Treatment in Dysphagia Management

by Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Tiffani Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

0.25 CEUs

$ 44.00

This presentation will focus on obtaining diagnostic information during a cranial nerve exam, which can be used to diagnose and assist in planning therapeutic interventions specifically for swallowing disorders.  Cranial nerve examination can be used to assist the medical team with differential diagnosis and contributes essential information to the clinician that will improve dysphagia assessment and treatment planning. Presenters will provide instructions and case studies that will assist clinicians in performing, interpreting and developing a dysphagia treatment plan based on the deficits noted during the oral mechanism/cranial nerve assessment.  Therapeutic strategies targeting swallow function based on the results of the exam will be presented, specifically sensory-based treatments and the use of swallow maneuvers and/or exercises.  Best practice will be supported by current research. Offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab. 

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At course conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the general neurophysiology of the swallowing mechanism and identify the most important cranial nerves for swallowing disorders in adults.
  • Recognize a cranial nerve examination that can be used to assist in the diagnosis of swallowing disorders and list how that information can be used in specific therapeutic interventions.
  • Identify results and list how they would be used in a functional treatment plan utilizing current, research-supported techniques.

 

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

AOTA

Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills

OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, with over 23 years experience, specializing in adult neurological rehabilitation with a special interest in dysphagia and stroke rehabilitation. She owns Speak Well Solutions, LLC.  She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a board certified swallowing specialist, six time ACE Awardee, mentor and CFY supervisor. She currently serves on the Adult Services Committee for the Maryland Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society where she serves on the Website Communications and Public Relations Committee. She is co-creator/author of the mobile app 'Dysphagia Therapy', and published author for the ASHA Leader. Finally, she is an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland, College Park.



Financial — Yvette McCoy is the presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Yvette McCoy is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society Website Public Relations Committee; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Yvette McCoy is a board member of the Dysphagia Group Advisory Board-Facebook; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Yvette McCoy is a member of the Adult Services Committee Maryland Speech Hearing Association; receives no compensation in this role.


Tiffani L. Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, has been a speech-language pathologist for over 14 years.  She holds her Board Certified Specialty in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). Tiffani enjoys working with patients of all ages, however she has a special interest in working with the adult head and neck cancer population.   She is the co-author of the app Dysphagia2Go by SmartyEars, the administrator and creator of several Facebook dysphagia groups, and the author of the blog Dysphagia Ramblings.


Financial — Tiffani L. Wallace is the presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Tiffani L. Wallace receives royalties for the Dysphagia2Go app; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Tiffani L. Wallace is a member of the Smarty Ears Advisory Board; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Tiffani L. Wallace is the author of the blog "Dysphagia Ramblings"; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Tiffani L. Wallace is the creator of the Dysphagia Therapy Group: Professional Edition and Dysphagia Support on Facebook; receives no compensation in this role.


Intended Audience

  • OT
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.25 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 2.5 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.


AOTA: Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. #4095.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 09/30/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Yvette McCoy

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e168 Gauging the Aging Swallow: 3-Part Course for the Medical SLP
Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Rinki Varindani Desai, MS, CCC-SLP
0.25 $44.00

"The discussion on the symptoms to look for and what types of deficits you will see with specific lesions was most beneficial. I liked applying therapy techniques to improve swallowing therapy." - C.L., 8/21/2016

"Excellent review of anatomy of cranial nerves." - R.F., 8/18/2016

"I really liked how it explained deficits in this area would cause this and treatment ideas. I loved that it had handouts to review and take notes. A lot of e-courses do not have handouts, and I find it harder to take notes, review info, and understand." - C.V., 8/13/2016

"I appreciated the review on nerves and how to test for them." - H.R., 7/31/2016

"I really benefitted from the treatment methods and reminders about cranial nerve anatomy. More case studies would have been helpful." - N.A., 7/13/2016

"I enjoyed the specific exercises related to deficits / cranial nerve damage." - A.K., 7/9/2016

"I liked the practice information to improve treatment." - B.B., 6/8/2016

"I liked that I could go back and rewind/review - especially since Ms. McCoy was somewhat fast & it was hard to catch all of the details." - L.B., 5/13/2016

"I appreciated the treatment discussions and the speakers' slower speech rate allowing processing time in an area that's a little (ok maybe a lot) rusty for me. The case study given was excellent." - C.A., 5/9/2016

"The specific treatments for each cranial nerve were really beneficial." - C.W., 5/5/2016

"This course really made me think and research some answers. I am retired now and this was a great refresher course for me." - S.P., 3/6/2016

"The format was very beneficial for learning. The review of terminology, UMN lesion, and LMN lesions was also beneficial." - S.F., 3/4/2016

"The discussions on dysphagia and aphasia were most beneficial. I liked the graphics and how informative the course was." - M.R., 1/3/2016

"I appreciated the review of which treatments are best with which impairment." - K.K.Y., 12/30/2015

"Complex information but good review for me." - K.W., 12/30/2015

"The treatment ideas were really helpful." - C.K., 12/30/2015

"I liked the handouts, the visual slides, the exam provided; most that I liked was her humor :) and her rate of speech. Nice and slow so I could follow and take notes. She clearly was listening when her supervisors in her practicums told her that slow rate of speech was essential." - K.M., 12/21/2015

"I liked the review of nerve and practical interventions." - L.M., 12/13/2015

"The discussions on clinical implications of each nerve and treatment strategies were really beneficial. The cranial nerve discussion was too fast for the amount of information that was covered." - S.B., 12/1/2015

"Very nice presentation with excellent illustrations. Very nice explanations of the rationale for dysphagia exercises." - J.J., 11/1/2015

"Awesome!!! Definitely something that should be recommended to anyone practicing in an acute hospital environment!!!!!!" - K.M., 10/21/2015

"Excellent detailed course. Great examples to incorporate into practice." - K.P., 10/18/2015

 

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