MDS-ES Speech and Swallowing Problems in Patients with Movement Disorders

This course aims at bringing together the basic knowledge and clinical practice in assessing and treating speech and swallowing problems both in hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders. Saliva control, an often overlooked disability, is also going to be discussed as it affects both the ability to speak and to swallow.

Location
Online
Date
Cost
Free for MDS Members, $50 USD for Non-Members
Duration
2 Days
Event / learning type
Conference
Online

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for speech, physio, and physical therapists interested in the treatment of speech and swallowing disorders in movement disorders.

What is the course about?

The ability to communicate effectively is vital, but highly compromised in the majority of patients with movement disorders, leading to inability to maintain employment and family/ social roles. Equally, the ability to enjoy a meal safely can be severely affected by tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity of the muscles involved in swallowing, with aspiration pneumonia being the main cause of death in Parkinson's.
 
In spite of advances in pharmacological and surgical treatments, speech and swallowing (along with gait and balance) remain a challenge in the treatment of movement disorders.
 
This course aims at bringing together the basic knowledge and clinical practice in assessing and treating speech and swallowing problems both in hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders. Saliva control, an often overlooked disability, is also going to be discussed as it affects both the ability to speak and to swallow.

What will participants learn?

  • Compare and describe the perceptual characteristics of hyperkinetic and hypokinetic speech disorders
  • Describe the main ways of assessing swallowing problems
  • Plan treatment based on functional aims for communication and participation
  • Define the main issues related to tube feeding
  • Discuss the main ways of dealing with sialorrhoea in Parkinson's

How does it work?

This course will be streamed over two days and will consist of didactic lectures with case presentations. The course will also include two interactive workshop sessions.

Following each streamed lecture will be a live Question and Answer session, where the speakers will answer questions from attendees in real time.

The individual lectures will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing for 60 days following the live-stream event.

Visit the course webpage to register, or for more information.