March 29, 2019 - 9:00 am

Assessing the Swallow: Ensuring a Complete Dynamic Assessment

Dates: March 29, 2019

Event Hours: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Audience:

  • *This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*
  • This event is open to OT/ST

CEU Credit: Approval is pending for 2 CEU by TOTA and TSHA

Speakers: Robin Vincent, MS, CCC-SLP

Course Location:

Catholic Life Building

Conference Room
1635 NE Interstate 410 Loop
San Antonio Texas 78209

Course Description:

This course will give the clinician knowledge of how to complete a thorough feeding assessment to include assessment of oral and pharyngeal phase dysfunction, oral motor function, etiology of deficits, and intervention strategies for completion of a comprehensive bedside swallow evaluation and development of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-based) goals.  Clinicians will also gain knowledge of auscultation and its use in intervention and assessment of the swallow.

About Our Speaker:

Robin Vincent, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Feeding Specialist

Robin began her journey as a pediatric speech pathologist at Texas Christian University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She then attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she obtained a Master’s of Science.  Her 14 year career has been focused on the pediatric population with emphasis on feeding/swallowing disorders.  Throughout her career, she has attended numerous continuing education courses in the area of feeding and swallowing including becoming vital stim certified, courses focused on oral sensory feeding disorders, transitioning from tube to oral feedings, feeding and swallowing with medically complex patients, and infant feeding.

Over the years, she has developed a passion for working with patients with feeding/swallowing disorders, as well as educating therapists in these areas.  Robin has presented multiple in-staff trainings for feeding assessment and intervention.  In her role as Clinical Feeding Specialist for Therapy 2000, she facilitates/completes therapist education, mentoring, and training to ensure all feeding therapists in the San Antonio division of T2K are of the highest caliber.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Clinician will be able to evaluate and identify oral phase dysfunction, along with etiology, oral motor function, and ways to determine intervention strategies to complete a comprehensive bedside evaluation.
  2. Clinician will be able to evaluate and identify suspected pharyngeal phase dysfunction, along with etiology, s/s of aspiration/penetration, and ways to determine intervention strategies to complete a comprehensive bedside evaluation.
  3. Clinician will be able to define auscultation and use auscultation to complete bedside swallow evaluation.
  4. Clinician will be able to develop feeding goals that are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-based).

IMPORTANT INFO FOR SLP/STA CEU Credit

“Based on our CEU application method, TSHA requires all speech professionals miss no more than 10 minutes of class to receive full credit. Partial credit is not available for speech therapistsIf you are late to class at start or after break by more than 10 minutes, no credit can be granted, although you are still warmly welcome to attend.”

Thank You for your understanding of this externally mandated requirement.

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