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Interactive

Assessment and Management of Swallowing Difficulty in Parkinson's Disease

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:0Release Date:Jan 27, 2022

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

The MDS Assessment and Management of Swallowing Difficulty in Parkinson's Disease course will provide a comprehensive overview of the causes of swallowing issues in Parkinson's disease, screening strategies and assessment tools for swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, and the treatment options, including the role of speech language pathology as well as practical tips on how to manage swallowing issues, including for individuals with late-stage Parkinson’s.

Topics

  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders

Faculty

John Dean, MA CCC-SLP

Course Purpose

This MDS Interactive module provides learners with information regarding the causes of swallowing issues in Parkinson's disease, screening strategies and assessment tools for swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, and the treatment options, including the role of speech language pathology as well as practical tips on how to manage swallowing issues, including for individuals with late-stage Parkinson’s.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the causes of swallowing issues in Parkinson's disease
2. Learn basic screening strategies for assessment of swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease before referring to a Speech Therapist
3. Equip practitioners with practical tips on how to manage swallowing issues in different stages of Parkinson’s disease

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for clinicians, researchers, and health professionals who have limited to no movement disorder experience.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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