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SA Swallowing Services, PLLC (615) 426-5505


Choose The Training Course To Fit Your Needs

  • Basic FEES Training 2017-Nashville, TN

  • Objectives: FEES Equipment, Procedures & Protocols
  • Course Type: Basic - 2 days - 15 hours
  • Where: Select Specialty Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • September 23 & 24, 2017: Seats Available: 0; Waiting List Only
  • "NEW!" November 4 & 5, 2017: Seats Available: 2 of 20

  • Advanced FEES Training 2017-Nashville, TN

  • Objectives: FEES Analysis & Interpretation
  • Course Type: Advanced - 2 days - 15 hours
  • Where: Select Specialty Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • October 21 & 22, 2017: 8 of 12 Seats Available

  • Preparing SLPs For Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient Care-Nashville, TN

  • Objectives: SLP Roles in Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient Care
  • Where: Select Specialty Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • When: Spring 2018
  • Seat Status: Registration Open in Late Fall 2017

  • Basic+ FEES Training 2017-Olympia, WA

  • Objectives: FEES Equipment, Procedures, Protocols, Analyses, & Report Writing
  • Where: Providence St. Peter Medical Center, Olympia, Washington
  • Course Type: Basic+Advanced - 2.5 days - 19 hours
  • When: September 8-10, 2017
  • Status: Course Full. Waiting list only.
  • Contact: David.Howell@providence.org

  • Videostroboscopy: Procedures and Analyses-Nashville, TN

  • Objectives: Hands-on Training of Videostroboscopic Procedures and Analyses
  • Course Type: Basic - 2 days - 15 hours
  • Where: Select Specialty Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Coming in 2018:

  • 2018 Basic & Advanced FEES Training Courses-Nashville, TN

  • Basic FEES Training Courses:
  • March 24-25, 2018; July 14-15, 2018; September 22-23, 2018
  • Advanced FEES Training Courses:
  • May 19 & 20, 2018; October 20 & 21, 2018
  • Registration Opens Fall 2017

  • Requests for On-site FEES Training

  • Onsite Basic, Advanced, or Basic + Courses
  • Objectives: What Your Clinicians Need
  • Where: Your Facility
  • When: Your Timeframe
  • Contact Us for Pricing & Scheduling

What Our Students Say

  • "Loved this course!! Would recommend to any clinician wanting more assistance with FEES analysis!" "I appreciated that the course was laid back but professional. Food was good. Speakers both highly knowledgeable and dynamic speakers."

    Advanced Course, Nashville, Tennessee May 2017

  • "Awesome Course! Thank you!" "The best practical dysphagia course I have ever taken!"

    Advanced Course, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2017

  • "Overall this was the BEST course I have ever attended! The lecture information & hands-on portion made this a very applicable course. Would recommend it to anyone interested in FEES or dysphagia in general!  The analysis portion was also excellent. I feel very prepared with the protocol & scoring procedures."

    Basic Course, Nashville, Tennessee March 2017

  • "The best gift I have given myself all year." "I cannot say enough positive remarks about this course. It was hands down the most educational, informative, & useful course I have taken. The combination of instructor's skill, knowledge, & teaching abilities was beyond expectations.  I have no negatives or even constructive criticism-everything about it was fabulous. I will recommend this course to all of my colleagues."

    Advanced Course, Olympia, Washington, November 2016

  • " I enjoyed all lectures and hands-on training. I feel I will be able to provide better services to all patients following this course."

    Basic Course, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2016

  • "Fabulous course! I feel as though this course has sharpened my clinical skills, even outside of FEES use. The clinical binder is going in my quick reference bookshelf by my desk tomorrow morning!  Thank you!" "Thank you very much for coming to Anchorage. I feel very prepared despite only having been exposed to FEES for 2 ½ days now.  Your teaching styles are very effective and enjoyable.  Ya'll are also very entertaining. Thank you for focusing on the functional aspects of this practice and not just the theoretical."

    Basic+ Course, Anchorage, Alaska, April 2016

  • "This course was one of the most amazing courses I have ever attended.  The workshop and speakers were well prepared. The information they provided was very helpful.  I learned a lot from the analysis exercises and enjoyed the hands-on scoping."

    Basic+ Course, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 2015

  • "Most informative learning experience I have even been a part of! Thank you!" "Excellent material & presentations.  All instructors were approachable and genuinely appeared passionate & knowledgeable. Love Michelle!" "Very informational & easy to follow; wasn't overwhelming. Absolutely cannot thank the SASS team enough!"

    Basic Course, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2016

  • "We, at the Saudi Society of Speech Pathology and Audiology (SSSPA), are so grateful to SA Swallowing Services, PLLC team--John Ashford, Michelle Skelley, and Karen Brown--for visiting us in Saudi Arabia and conducting two FEES workshops in Riyadh and in Jeddah. SLPs who attended the workshops gave positive feedback about the FEES workshop and the knowledge and skills they gained.  They like the hands-on practice and the interpretation of assessment results. We are looking forward to having these three conduct another FEES workshop in Saudi Arabia." Abdulrahman Al-Akeel, Ph.D.-SLP, Vice President of the SSSPA

    Basic+ Course, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 2015

SASS TRAINING COURSES Cancellation Policies: (1) Registrations cancelled 30 days or more prior to the course date will be refunded 100% of the course tuition less credit card processing fees. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days prior to the course date will be refunded 50% of the total course tuition. All refunds will be made following course completion. (2) In the event of unavoidable course cancellation, tuition will be refunded, in full, within 30 days of cancellation. Previous registrants will be given priority registration for any rescheduled courses.

For more information, contact John R. Ashford, Ph.D., Education Director at 615-426-5505 or john@sasspllc.com