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Scientific Sessions I and II

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This course is pre-recorded so you can take the  course at your own pace. If you have already registered, please access  your CE videos & documents within "MY PROFILE" and then "GROUPS" (you will need to sign in to access).
NOTICE: Viewers MUST watch BOTH Scientific Session I and II to receive the .15 ASHA CEUs.

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

Immediate Effects of Sensorimotor Training in Airway Protection (smTAP) on Cough Outcomes in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy  

AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Borders, James C.; Curtis, James; Sevitz, Jordanna S.; Seikaly, Zeina; Troche, Michelle S.

Respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) to facilitate swallow and pulmonary rehabilitation in critical care patients with severe deconditioning: A case series 
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME):  Clayton, Nicola; Ward, Elizabeth C; Skylas, Katina; Place, Caroline; Giannone, Rosemarie; Li, Frank; Nicholls, Caroline; Brownlow, Cheryl; O'Hara, Justine; Issler-Fisher, Andrea; Kol, Mark; Maitz, Peter

Adherence to Dysphagia-Related Treatment Recommendations: A Conceptual Model 
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Krekeler, Brittany N.; Vitale, Kailey; Yee, Joanne; Powell, Ryan; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole

Accessing specialist pediatric feeding services: Additional impacts for parents and carers?
Raatz, Madeline K.; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Marshall, Jeanne; Byrnes, Joshua

Replicability of Intervention Studies in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Challenges and Future Directions
Smith-Sherry, May; Rivet, Alycia R.; Hegland, Karen

Development of a Risk Stratification Tool to Predict High-Risk Nonadherence to Device-Facilitated Dysphagia Rehabilitation
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME):  Vitale, Kailey; Yee, Joanne; Powell, Ryan; Krekeler, Brittany N.; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole  

Multisite Implementation of the VA Intensive Dysphagia Treatment Program
Yee, Joanne; Crawford, David; Light, Megan; Welden, Kathy; Zielinski, Jill; Musson, Nan; Sullivan, Paula; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole


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

Validation of the Childhood Dysphagia Management Scale

AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Maybee, Jennifer; Jackson, Arwen; Wolter-Warmerdam, Kristine; Deboer, Emily


The Role of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments in Swallowing Airway Protection Accuracy
Vose, Alicia; Humbert, Ianessa

Associations between non-nutritive suck and in utero phthalate exposure in a Puerto Rican Cohort
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME):  Zimmerman, Emily; Watkins, Deborah; Manjourides, Justin; Huerta-Montanez, Gredia; Rosario-Pabon, Zaira; Velez-Vega, Carmen; Cordero, Jose F.; Meeker, John; Alshawabkeh, Akram



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Scientific Session I is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Scientific Session II is approximately thirty minutes. 

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

  • Describe cough and swallowing dysfunction in people with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). 
  • Describe the methodology of a novel sensorimotor treatment in airway protection.
  • Describe the effects of a sensorimotor treatment in airway protection on cough function in people with PSP. 
  • Identify why and how conceptual modeling is used in clinical research.
  • Describe factors in a model of patient adherence in dysphagia treatment. 
  • Explain how this model can be used to guide data-driven studies. 
  • Describe the limits of scientific replication in the dysphagia literature.
  • Discuss how respiratory muscle strength training is a safe and viable treatment option to assist swallow and pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with profound deconditioning associated with critical illness. 
  • Discuss factors impacting children's access to feeding services.
  • Discuss the CDMS and steps taken to validate the tool.
  • Describe the influence of prenatal phthalate exposure on infant suck patterning. 
  • Describe the role of anticipatory postural adjustments in airway protection accuracy during swallowing. 
  • Identify the benefit in using a multisite, clinical outcomes database.
  • Identify patient factors that most strongly predict nonadherence.
  • Describes how the risk stratification method can be used in a clinical setting to identify high-risk patients.
  • Describe factors associated with provider adherence to delivery of a standardized treatment protocol.Identify the benefit in using a multisite, clinical outcomes database.    

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 .15 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional area). 


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