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Managing Dysphagia: Essential Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment Strategies
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Multi-disc DVD recording (6 hours, 8 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
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  1. Identify the foundation for dysphagia treatment by understanding the nature of the swallow disorder(s).
  2. Distinguish between structural and functional esophageal dysphagia disorders and discuss treatment interventions.
  3. Identify specific neuromuscular disorders that correspond with oral, pharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia.
  4. Specify step-by-step directions for all compensatory strategies, postural adjustments, maneuvers and exercises with explanation of purpose and rationale for function.
  5. Identify risk factors for aspiration pneumonia and the substantial role of oral hygiene.
  6. Discuss the pharmacological impacts of medications on dysphagia and common symptoms of Adverse Drug Reactions.
  7. Identify the characteristics of the "Aging Swallow" and the altering physiological changes that place the elderly at risk for life threatening pneumonias.
  8. Discuss explicit assessments and treatments for respiratory and pulmonary functions related to dysphagia.
  9. Generate patient-centered goals and skilled document notes for specifically-identified dysphagia disorders, meeting Medicare guidelines.

Aspiration / Pneumonia / Oral Hygiene

  • Risk factors
  • Dysphagia and oral care

Neuromuscular Disorder /Pathophysiologies

  • Delayed pharyngeal swallow
  • Absent pharyngeal swallow
  • Inadequate velopharyngeal closure
  • Reduced pharyngeal wall contraction
  • Unilateral pharyngeal paralysis
  • Upper esophageal sphincter
  • Reduced laryngeal elevation

Oral Pharyngeal Assessment

  • Bedside/screenings
  • Clinical examinations
  • Modified Barium Swallow Fluoroscopic Exam (MBS)
  • Penetration-Aspiration Scale
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES)
  • Manometry

Oral Pharyngeal Treatment

  •  Direct treatment techniques & rationale
  • Diet modifications
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Maneuvers
  • Enteral Feedings
  • Indirect treatment techniques & rationale
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Postural adjustments
  • Facilitating techniques
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Exercises

Esophageal Assessment

  • Clinical assessment of esophagus
  • Structural abnormalities/disorders
  • M obility abnormalities/disorders
  • Iatrogenic
  • Neuroplastic
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Congenital Development
  • Inflammatory

Esophageal Treatment / Options

  • Medical intervention
  • Endoscopic therapy
  • Surgical intervention

Respiratory, Pulmonary Diseases & Dysphagia

  • Assessment of breathing and swallow patterns
  • Respiratory system
  • Pulmonary function

Neurogenic Conditions with Corresponding Swallowing Disorders

  • Cortical Stroke / Subcortical Stroke
  • Brainstem stroke
  • Head Trauma / TBI
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cerebellar Degeneration

The Aging Swallow

  • Characteristics of the “Old Swallow”

Dysphagia & Drugs: Pharmacological Impact on Dysphagia

  • Dysphagia symptoms associated with specific medications
  • Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)
  • Non-compliance with medications

Documentation: Patient-Centered Goals

  • Patient-Centered, phase-specific goals
  • Skilled Intervention terminology
  • ICD codes


Jane Yakel, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed (VA #2202005215) Speech-Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience in the care of persons suffering from neuropathology disorders. Jane is currently a private contractor and consultant in Virginia and has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, hospitals and schools. She has taught at the University of Wyoming, Utah State University and DeVry University (Phoenix). She has been a regional clinical specialist and a national trainer for rehabilitation program directors and has served as a director of a community re-entry program for traumatic brain injury survivors. She has shared her expertise as an author and presenter at national and state board continuing education courses on various topics including, Prospective Payment System; Medicare Documentation; Ethics and Professionalism; Comprehensive Assessment of the Adult Patient; Quality Indicators; QA/QI; Customer Service; Nursing Documentation; Managing Dysphagia as well as Cognitive Communication Disorders in the Neurological Impaired; Cognitive Rehabilitation and Dementia.

Jane is the author of two comprehensive manuals and informative guides in the field of Dysphagia and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Jane’s book, Dementia: Interventions for Severe Cognitive Impairments, gives detailed intervention strategies for professionals working with patients who suffer from significantly decreased cognitive status. The book is tailored for multiple disciplines within the healthcare field as well as caregivers.

Jane is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, served as a representative for the People to People Ambassador Program for America Speech and Hearing Association and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and audiology. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology. Jane currently owns ProStar Communications, LLC, a professional communications company, and Yakel Educations, LLC, a professional publishing company.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jane Yakel is the owner of ProStar Communications, LLC and Yakel Educations, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jane Yakel is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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