Presented by SA Swallowing Services, PLLC,
Course Dates:Due to COVID-19, class size held to 15 until further notice
- February 20-21, 2021 (Waiting List only)
- May 15-16, 2021 (Waiting List only)
- October 16-17, 2021
To provide advanced FEES training for Speech-Language Pathologists with prior knowledge, training, and experience in endoscopic assessment of oropharyngeal swallowing to improve observation, analysis, and interpretation of clinical findings, and to write concise, informational reports.
- -To systematically observe & score individual & unique behaviors associated with normal or abnormal oropharyngeal swallowing events as captured using an endoscopic swallow procedure;
- -To analyze the significance of endoscopically-observed behaviors during an abnormal oropharyngeal swallowing event;
- -To determine underlying biomechanical/sensory causes of abnormal oropharyngeal swallowing behaviors, which potentially determine directions for intervention and remediation;
- -To relate observed abnormal swallowing behaviors & their biomechanical/sensory causes to underlying primary medical conditions; and
- -To write a concise & clear report incorporating endoscopic observations of normal & abnormal swallowing events, their significance & underlying causes relative to the primary medical diagnoses, & possible intervention approaches.
Faculty: – Experienced and Knowledgeable
|Michelle Skelley, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Co-founder, CEO & Clinical Services Director, TN endoscopy licensed, over 25 years clinical experience.||Matt Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP SASS Clinical Education Coordinator, TN endoscopy licensed, over 10 years clinical experience.|
Speech-Language Pathologists with earned Master’s degree or above who are working in the medical community. Graduate students in their final year of training and who have completed a university dysphagia course may attend. Registration by other professions will not be permitted.
Home2 Suites by Hilton, 7616 Highway 70 South, Nashville/Bellevue, Tennessee 37221. All courses held on the first floor, Conference Room. After registering for a course, a Letter of Confirmation and course agenda will be sent to you.
Living accommodations are at the discretion of the participant. Several hotels are located in close vicinity (1 to 3 blocks) of Home2 Suites. A block of rooms is NOT reserved at Home2 Suites.
Course Registration and Tuition:
$450.00 tuition and includes lunch and refreshments both days, and a 78-page training manual (lecture powerpoints, scoring forms, report examples, other information) to take home. A maximum of 12 participants will be registered per course. Participants may register by check, or online using PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account).
Continuing Education Credit:
This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEU’s (Advanced Level).
Program Completion Requirements:
Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.
– Ms. Skelley: Financial-Co-owner & President/CEO of SA Swallowing Services; No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
– Mr. Ward: Financial-Paid presenter. No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Course Switching and Cancellation Policies:
Cancellations: 30 days or more before course date: 100% of course tuition, less PayPal processing fees, will be refunded
10 to 29 days before course date: 50% of tuition, less PayPal processing fees, will be refunded
Less than 10 days before course date: No refund of course tuition.
Cancellations must be in writing, preferably by email. Allow 30 days after course completion for refunds.
Course Switching: Switching registration to an earlier or later course-if seats are available-is permitted without charge if the course switch is made 30 days or more prior to the first or original course registration. A transfer and processing fee of $150.00 will be charged when course switches are made less than 30 days from the first or original course registration.
Day One: 8:00am to 4:30pm
- Lecture-Step 1: Observations & Identification
- Exercise 1-Observations & Identification
- Review & Discussion
- Lecture-Step 2: Scoring Observations
- Exercise 2-Scoring Observations
- Review & Discussion
- Lecture-Step 3: Determining Underlying Biomechanical Reasons
- Exercise 3-Determining Underlying Biomechanical Reasons
- Review & Discussion
Day Two: 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Lecture-Step 4: Report Writing: Explaining Observations & Underlying Reasons
- Exercise 4: Report Writing: Explaining Observations & Underlying Reasons
- Exercise Review & Discussion
- Exercise 5: Scoring, Analysis, Decisions, & Report Writing
- Discussion & Course Administration