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Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of INFANTS & CHILDREN

# e08   Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of INFANTS & CHILDREN

by Dr. Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BCS-S

0.5 CEUs

$ 89.00

Developed by Joan Arvedson, PhD, this course aims to improve the ability of the dysphagia clinician to diagnose and plan treatment interventions for oropharyngeal dysphagia though videofluoroscopy.  Included are 25 videofluoroscopic swallow studies of various swallowing disorders in infants and children. Participants will learn to determine the cause(s) of swallow abnormalities and plan treatment strategies that address the cause(s) of abnormal swallow function. A downloadable handout discusses each swallow study, including the rationale for the diagnosis and treatment planning recommendations. A formal written report is also included for each swallow study. Offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs  5 contact hours. 

Participants will learn to:

  • Interpret MBS studies in infants and children.
  • Link symptoms of dysphagia with specific swallowing disorders.
  • Improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction through more accurate diagnostic skills.
  • Plan treatment programs based on swallow physiology and on effects of treatment introduced during the swallow study rather than only on signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
  • Improve report-writing skills.
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:  Videofluorographic swallow studies streamed online with downloadable handout discussing each swallow study. This course requires that you have Adobe's Flash Player installed. Click here to download the Flash Player.   

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify anatomic abnormalities that contribute or cause swallowing disorders.
  • Identify physiologic abnormalities that cause swallowing disorders.
  • State intervention strategies related to specific swallowing disorders that have been shown effective in preventing aspiration, dehydration and/or malnutrition.
  • State intervention strategies related to anatomic abnormalities that cause or contribute to abnormal swallowing behavior.

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

Joan C. Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BCS-S, is a leading expert and international lecturer on feeding and swallowing disorders in infants and children.  She is Coordinator of Feeding and Swallowing Services at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She is also a Clinical Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Arvedson has three books in publication: Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of Infants and Children; Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management, 2nd Edition (with L. Brodsky, MD); and Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines (with M. Lefton-Greif, PhD).

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial — Joan Arvedson is the author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial  Joan Arvedson is the author of Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of Infants and Children published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Joan Arvedson is the author of Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management, 3rd Edition; receives royalty payments.

Financial  Joan Arvedson is the author of Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Joan Arvedson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.5 CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area).

Offered for 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.

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 05/31/2014.

  • 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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"I found the examples of swallow studies very helpful. Lots of good information." – P.R. (Dec. 2016)

"The testing results and applying standardized tests into workable goals for students were the most beneficial sections." – L.G. (Dec. 2016)

"I really appreciated the review of swallowing anatomy and ability to practice/apply my skills using case study video examples." – N.C. (Dec. 2016)

"Pediatric anatomy is new to me so going over the differences in their structure in comparison to adult structures was very beneficial. I am unfamiliar with pediatric videofluoroscopic swallow studies so watching the videos themselves and going over the written results were tremendously helpful." – K.M. (Nov. 2016)

"The information about recommendations from result of VFSS and for writing reports was most helpful. I liked the chance to view actual videos and match my recs with the instructor's." – B.N. (Nov. 2016)

"I felt the entire course was beneficial to my daily practice. I loved the 25 VFSS provided and following along with the VFSS swallow study patient form." – L.W. (Oct. 2016)

"I liked having the video swallow studies to watch and reading the reports. I would have liked more infant/NICU video swallow studies to review." – L.R. (Oct. 2016)

"Videos and commentary during videos were great. I loved the real cases, real studies that could relate to my practice." – R.W. (Sept. 2016)

"Everything was beneficial! We need more courses for pediatric dysphagia." – M.M. (Sept. 2016)

"I appreciated the recommendations to give to parents. I liked being able to view lots of VFSS studies." – E.C. (Sept. 2016)

"I found the anatomy/physiology videos and sample reports to be most helpful. The variety of videos was excellent." – E.K. (Aug. 2016)

"The VFSS examples helped greatly. I liked the examples and explanations, but I wish there were more information regarding GERD." – J.M. (June 2016)

"I appreciated the explanation and review of anatomical structures and phases of swallowing. The videos and case studies were great." – A.G. (June 2016)

"I liked the wide variety of videos and the VFSS worksheet as well as the recommendations that were detailed at the end of the case studies. I felt that a good amount of questions on the test were not covered in the manual." – K.C. (May 2016)

"Going over the use and order of implementation of strategies with live x-ray studies was beneficial. I liked the variety of MBS studies that were offered for viewing." – A.M. (May 2016)

"Very thorough, the videos were extremely helpful in learning to interpret peds VFSS. I have experience with adults VFSS, but needed to be exposed to some of the differences between adult and pediatric anatomy and the different types of recommendation for the pediatric population." – K.P.R. (Mar. 2016)

"All of the case studies to actually watch the VFSS were most beneficial." – R.B. (Feb. 2016)

"The interpretations of swallow findings were very helpful. I liked the videos and being able to hear Joan's voice and interpretation." - J.O. (Jan. 2016)

 

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