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# e104   Using Sensory Stimulation To Assist With Swallowing Rehabilitation

by Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.1 CEUs

$ 24.00

Available Spring 2017

Evidence suggests that sensory stimulation using either air puffs on the faucial pillars in the mouth or vibrators on the neck over the larynx will increase swallowing and enhance neural activation of the swallowing system in the brain. These findings were the basis for the introduction of a new model of dysphagia therapy where patients use a vibratory device for sensory induction of swallowing during intensive practice throughout the day. Small studies have trained patients to use sensory stimulation for practice initially in therapy and then for intensive practice at home. Early results indicate that a laryngeal vibrator can be used safely at home to improve oral intake in severely affected patients who had failed therapy for at least 2 years post CVA. Offered for 0.1 CEUs – 1 contact hour.

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. 

Please Note: This course was included in the material of a previously offered eCourse – #e108: Charleston Swallowing Conference Home Study: Evidence-Based Dysphagia Management.

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

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. List recent device developments that can be used to enhance dysphagia therapy.
  2. Understand the rationale for providing sensory stimulation devices that patients can use for retraining swallowing.
  3. Understand how patient driven home based therapy can augment the intensity of neurorehabilitation.
  4. Understand how transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation can be used during dysphagia therapy in the clinic to augment the outcomes of neurorehabilitation.
A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

 

Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP, is one of the premiere researchers in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She is a frequently invited international lecturer on the topics of voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Ludlow's research has been extensively published in numerous leading peer reviewed journals covering neurology, physiology and Speech Pathology, among others.

Dr. Ludlow is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University in Virginia where she teaches voice, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology courses. She is also Director of the Laboratory on Neural Bases of Communication and Swallowing. Her current research is focusing on the role of sensory feedback in neural control for voice, speech and swallowing; the use of sensory enhancement during motor training for recovery from dysphagia; and the diagnosis and assessment of spasmodic dysphonia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Christy Ludlow is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Christy Ludlow has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1 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.
  • 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.

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More Offerings by: Christy Ludlow

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e137 Dysphagia Assessment: A Comprehensive Review of Evidence-Based Practice
Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
1.0 $139.00
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
2.0 $199.00

 

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