The Role of Therapeutic Exercises in the Treatment of Dysphagia
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Broaden your knowledge of the evidence on therapeutic exercises used in dysphagia treatment, including lingual resistance exercises, oral sensorimotor therapy (OST) with children, the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®), and facial neuromuscular retraining. Additionally, you’ll consider the potential advantages and limitations of applying established principles and procedures generalized from other bodies of research to help make decisions about swallowing treatment.
You will be able to:
- discuss the current literature on resistance exercise and swallow function
- discuss the origins, theoretical foundation, and research on the use of OST
- assess evidence for improved swallowing and functional communication in people with Parkinson’s disease using LSVT®
- list the steps involved in facial neuromuscular retraining
- describe the advantages and limitations of applying established philosophies and principles of exercise to making decisions about swallowing treatment
Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.
2/4/2011 to 12/21/2013