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Dysphagia: From Assessment to Discharge and All the In-Betweens
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 31 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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At the completion of this program, you should be able to:

  1. Identify key elements necessary for the development of a comprehensive dysphagia evaluation.
  2. Examine contributing factors to dysphagia such as: medications, lab values and cranial nerve dysfunction.
  3. Interpret modified barium swallow study results.
  4. Choose the best and most rational therapeutic treatments for your patients.
  5. Specify and utilize Outcome Measures in your practice to track progress.
  6. Identify and utilize online and technological resources for Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment.
  1. Assessment
    1. Chart Review
      1. Disease Processes
      2. Respiration
      3. Lab Values
      4. Medications
  2. Patient/Staff Concerns
  3. Oral Mech Exam
    1. Cranial Nerve Examination
  4. Clinical Assessment
    1. What’s in your toolbag?
  5. Cervical Auscultation
  6. Palpation
  7. Trial Consistencies
    1. 3-Ounce Water Swallow Test
  8. Instrumental Assessment
    1. MBSS
    2. FEES
  9. Symptoms/Indications from the Swallow Assessment
  10. Treatment
    1. Neural Plasticity
    2. Swallowing Facts
    3. Exercise Principles
    4. Treatment Outcomes
    5. Tools of the Trade
  11. Techniques
    1. Kinesio Taping
    2. EMST/IMST
    3. ROM Exercises
    4. Effortful Swallow
    5. Thermal
    6. FMEP
    7. LSVT
    8. MDTP
    9. Pharyngeal Exercises
    10. DPNS
    11. NMES
    12. Myofascial Release
  12. Exercises
    1. Mendelsohn Maneuver
    2. Masako
    3. Shaker
    4. Oral Manipulation
    5. Effortful Swallow
    6. Lingual with Resistance
    7. Mastication
    8. Weighted Bolus
    9. IOPI
  13. Stretches
    1. Myofascial Release
    2. Beckman Program
  14. Modalities
    1. sEMG
    2. NMES
    3. TTS
    4. Pressure Biofeedback
  15. Postures
    1. Chin Tuck
    2. Head Turn
    3. Supra and Super-Supra Glottic Swallow
    4. Head Back/Chin Up
    5. Side Lying
  16. Frazier Water Protocol
  17. PEG Tube and Functional Dysphagia Therapy
  18. Predictors of Aspiration
  19. Outcomes Tracking
  20. Technology in Dysphagia Therapy
  21. Online Dysphagia Resources


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 (, 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 She is on the public relations/social media committees for BRS-S and for the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association.
The following individuals contributed to the planning of this educational event: Content Expertise: Tiffani L. Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, MBSlmP Registered Clinician; Nurse Planner: Barbara Chamberlain, BSN, RN; Activity Planner: Becky Albricht, BS; Target Audience Consultants: Jeanne Byers-Spraetz, MA, CCC, SLP; Becky Lange, OTR/L; Diane Dressel, RD, MS, CD; Greg Spindler, MHA, RRT
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