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Scientific Session III

About This Course
This course is pre-recorded so you can take the course at your own pace. If yo u have already registered, please access your CE videos & documents within your groups pages in your online  profile (you must sign in to access). 

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Session III Abstracts
Full abstract information will be available upon purchase of the DRS 2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series.


Respiratory-Swallow Coordination in Parkinson’s Disease: Comparing Held and Non-Held Bolus Swallows
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Curtis, James; Dakin, Avery E.; Seikaly, Zeina; Troche, Michelle S.


Detecting dysphagia in Parkinson's disease: Comparison of a screening-based and a FEES-based approach
Frank, Ulrike; Radtke, Julia; Nienstedt, Julie C.; Buhmann, Carsten; Pflug, Christina

Biochemical analysis of extrinsic tongue muscles contributing to early oromotor dysfunction in the Pink1 -/- rat model of Parkinson disease
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Glass, Tiffany J.; Kelm-Nelson, Cynthia A.; Connor, Nadine P.; Ciucci, Michelle R.

Oropharyngeal Swallowing Safety and Efficiency Profiles in Parkinsonism: A Retrospective Analysis.
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Herndon, Nicole; Smith-Sherry, May; Hegland, Karen; Troche, Michelle S.
; Dornisch, Seth

Sensorimotor training for airway protection (smTAP) in people with Parkinson’s disease: Impact on sensorimotor cough function
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Perry, Sarah E.; Hegland, Karen; Curtis, James A.; Sevitz, Jordanna S.; Seikaly, Zeina; Dakin, Avery E.; Troche, Michelle S.
Dysphagia in Huntington’s Disease: Neuronal correlates and clinical predictors
Schumann, Beate; Dogan, Imis Mirzazade, Shahram; Mall, Bettina; Overbeck, Rena T.; Honrath, Philipp; Schulz, Jörg B; Reetz, Kathrin; Werner, Cornelius J.


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Scientific Session III is approximately one hour.

Learning Objectives
After completing this sessions you will be able to:

  • Discuss early changes to muscle function may contribute to dysphagia in Parkinson disease.
  • Identify the early signs of dysphagia in Parkinson disease.
  • Discuss the safety of FEES in this patient population.
  • Describe the neurological basis of swallowing safety in HD.
  • Discuss the treatment effects of a novel sensorimotor cough rehabilitation paradigm for people with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Explain swallow deficits that differentiate each parkinsonian disease.
  • Describe the oropharyngeal swallowing deficits seen in parkinsonism.
  • Describe their contribution to the results in IPS patients.
  • Identify the different GUSS parameters and texture-examination steps.
  • Discuss results of this study and how they highlight the importance of a differentiated application of available screening tools in different patient groups.
  • Discuss respiratory-swallow coordination changes in Parkinson's disease between held and non-held bolus swallows.
  • Define normal respiratory-swallow coordination.
  • Define respiratory-swallow coordination changes in Parkinson's disease.

Certificate of Completion

  • You will receive your certificate for this course upon completion of the online Learning Assessment. You will find your certificate within your profile under "Professional Development". 
  • Your ASHA CEU credits will be processed through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Reporting dates are the following: May 30th, June 30th, July 31st and September 30th. After September 30th, reporting dates will be at the end of every quarter. 

This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional area). 


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