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