Course Description

Down the Hatch (DtH) Swallowing Podcast is now available for 1.65 ASHA CEUs.  Listen to DtH episodes 1 through 17 either on STEP, SoundCloud, iTunes or any other podcast hosting platform and complete the learning assessment listed in this module to earn ASHA CEUs. You can stepcommunityteam@gmail.com to obtain your certificates. CEU information will be submitted to ASHA on a quarterly basis by the STEP team. 

Please Note: The Down the Hatch CEU Bundle costs $100 (one-time payment) for 1.65 ASHA CEUs. It is different from STEP Membership, which costs $9/month for unlimited access to all the other content on this website. 

About DtH: Down the Hatch is the first swallowing podcast focused on hot topics relevant to swallowing clinicians throughout the world. With lively banter, speech pathologists Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Alicia Vose, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  take on controversial topics in the field of dysphagia management, while inter-weaving various levels of evidence: anecdotes, clinical experience and the scientific literature. Listeners can expect to broaden their view of what is thought to be fact versus fiction in the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Educational Level: Intermediate - Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of subject matter. 

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the major challenges for advocacy in dysphagia management 
  • Differentiate between evidence-based and theory-based practice in dysphagia management
  • List 3 major challenges of formal and informal dysphagia education
  • Learn to create and use  physiologically-guided therapy plans to incorporate into clear medical documentation
  • Describe 2 principles of electrical stimulation and expiratory muscle strength training for dysphagia management
  • Identify 3 key similarities and differences between normal and abnormal swallowing
  • List 3 commonly over-interpreted findings from the Clinical Swallowing Evaluation
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    Down the Hatch Podcast Episodes

    • DtH 1: Everybody's Doing It

    • DtH 2: Asked and Answered

    • DtH 3: What is Normal?

    • DtH 4: Advocacy in Dysphagia Management - A Neurologist's Perspective

    • DtH 5: Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

    • DtH 6: Addressing the Researcher Clinician Divide - An Intro to Dysphagia Grand Rounds

    • DtH 7: What's the Deal with E-Stim?

    • DtH 8: Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) in Dysphagia Management

    • DtH 9: Dysphagia Documentation Dilemma

    • DtH 10: The State of Dysphagia Education and Training

    • DtH 11: SLP Solidarity

    • DtH 12: Piecing together the Clinical Swallowing Evaluation (CSE)

    • DtH 13: EXPERT RANT #1 with Dr. Catriona Steele

    • DtH 14: Evidence-Based Practice or Theory-Based Practice?

    • DtH 15: 2017 Year In Review

    • DtH 16: 50 Shades of GRAY - Addressing the SLP relationship with Radiology

    • DtH 17: EXPERT RANT #2 - Be the Expert!

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    Learning Assessment

    • Down the Hatch Learning Assessment for 1.65 ASHA CEUs

Reviews

5 star rating

Pleasant Learning

S Stern

Very engaging material and practical format for auditory learning on the go. Thank you--highly recommend as I learned a lot and enjoyed. Great vslue.

Very engaging material and practical format for auditory learning on the go. Thank you--highly recommend as I learned a lot and enjoyed. Great vslue.

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3 star rating

Good course

Rachel Maly

I enjoyed the ease of listening to the podcast while driving from patient to patient‘s house and/or being able to listen to it from my home. I feel like there was a lot of criticism about what’s out there but I really wish there was more recommend...

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I enjoyed the ease of listening to the podcast while driving from patient to patient‘s house and/or being able to listen to it from my home. I feel like there was a lot of criticism about what’s out there but I really wish there was more recommendations for things to try and be implemented in practical use. I am a homecare speech pathologist and sometimes I use instrumental in sometimes I just recommend a clinical bedside. I understand that what they are saying is you need to use your clinical judgment but I wish I gained a little bit more knowledge.

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5 star rating

Worth my time

Jay Hiller

I learned a lot from this course. And it's funny, for most of the course I was thinking that I wished that Ianessa and Alicea were aware that more and more dysphagia is being addressed in the public schools and then in episode 17, they talked abo...

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I learned a lot from this course. And it's funny, for most of the course I was thinking that I wished that Ianessa and Alicea were aware that more and more dysphagia is being addressed in the public schools and then in episode 17, they talked about it. Episode 9 touched on an actual experience we had at my school, where we wrote a detailed observational report, sent the family for an MBSS twice so we could understand what was going on in the oral cavity (our student had sustained substantial physical trauma) and got back first try, an esophagram and second try an MBSS report that stated the reason for referral as silent aspiration with only cursory information about what was going on during the oral phase. Having said all that, I wish I could interest you and your fellow researchers more in the challenges faced by clinicians serving students with dysphagia in the public schools. We could use the research support and quite frankly, feedback on the steps we're taking.

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