Swallowing Assessment

This module includes courses related to clinical and instrumental swallowing evaluations | Taught by: STEP COMMUNITY EXPERTS
$9.00 / month
Swallowing Training and Education Portal

Course description

The Swallowing Assessment learning module will provide you with all that you need to know about the clinical evaluation of swallowing; both, at bedside and using instrumental exams. It will teach participants how to implement a set of validated clinical tools to probe different aspects of the swallowing mechanism including: airway defense physiologic capacity, lingual physiologic capacity, swallow safety and aspiration screening, patient self-report and quality of life. The module will also provide you with resources related to best practices in VFSS, videos of FEES and MBS evaluations and swallowing assessments in specialized populations such as individuals with stroke and trach/vent dependence.

Taught By


STEP is a collaborative of the leading dysphagia resources on the web - Swallowing Neuro Anatomy and Physiology Shorts (SNAPS), Foundations, Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management, Dysphagia Grand Rounds, Down the Hatch and Dysphagia Cafe; all created and curated by dysphagia expert Dr. Ianessa Humbert and speech-language pathologist Rinki Varindani Desai. STEP provides you with the swallowing education and resources you need to succeed. STEP courses strengthen your knowledge base and help improve clinical practices in swallowing and swallowing disorders; from basics to the most advanced.