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Seminar Detail

Dysphagia: From Assessment to Discharge
Dysphagia: From Assessment to Discharge

Where:   DENVER, CO

When:  Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:
Attend this seminar and learn functional assessment techniques and discover how the cranial nerves drive both assessment and treatment. Join national speaker and dysphagia expert, Tiffani Wallace, as she teaches you practical, functional and affordable strategies and techniques that can be immediately incorporated into your workday. Learn the latest, most effective techniques and exercises, including:
  • Pharyngeal exercises
  • Exercise-based therapy
  • Oral manipulation
  • Effortful swallow
  • Using the bolus as resistance

Take home affordable alternative treatment tools and assessment techniques. Muscle-based exercise is emphasized throughout the course, along with ideas you can utilize the next day!
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe a cranial nerve assessment and the function of the cranial nerves.
  2. Identify key elements necessary for the development of a comprehensive dysphagia evaluation.
  3. Summarize therapeutic treatment strategies to increase the functional swallow.
  4. Examine contributing factors to dysphagia such as: medications, lab values and cranial nerve dysfunction.
  5. Explain neuroplasticity principles to increase swallow function.
  6. Identify ways that technology can be incorporated in dysphagia therapy.


Tiffani L. Wallace has been assessing and treating patients of all ages with dysphagia for over 10 years. She recently earned her Board Recognized Specialty in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BRS-S). She is certified in Vitalism, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS), McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP), and LSVT Loud and is a Modified Barium Impairment Profile Registered Clinician (MBSImP). Tiffani currently works in a 25-bed critical access hospital, evaluating and treating inpatients and outpatients, including the completion of all modified barium swallow studies. She has learned how to work on a limited budget to provide the best therapy possible for her patients.

Tiffani writes a blog, Dysphagia Ramblings (dysphagiaramblings.blogspot.com), about various aspects of swallowing and swallowing disorders. She is very involved in social media and is on the public relations/social media committees for BRS-S and for the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA). Tiffani has started 3 dysphagia groups on Facebook: Dysphagia Therapy Group, Dysphagia Therapy Group Professional Edition and Dysphagia Support. Tiffani is also an active SLPeep on Twitter.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tiffani L. Wallace receives compensation for serving on the Advisory Board for Smarty Ears Inc. She receives royalties from the sale of Dysphagia2Go. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Tiffani L. Wallace created and administers the Facebook groups: Dysphagia Therapy Group, Dysphagia Therapy Group Professional Edition, and Dysphagia Therapy Group-Professional Edition. She writes a blog on swallowing and swallowing disorders at dysphagiaramblings.blogspot.com. She is on the public relations/social media committees for BRS-S and for the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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