Swallow Physiology Masterclass

Tier 1: Normal Swallowing

Swallow Physiology Masterclass (Tier 1) introduces clinicians to clinical data collection. It includes 2.5 hours of recorded lectures, focusing on data that can be derived from clinical swallow evaluations and modified barium swallow studies. It also helps clinicians understand swallow timing measures with the Videofluoroscopic Interpretation of Physiology (VIP) program. This course is a prerequisite for the Masterclass Normal Swallow Practice Portal course.

Masterclass Curriculum

Tier 1: Normal Swallow Physiology

  • 1

    Welcome to the STEP Swallow Physiology Masterclass (Tier 1)

    • Welcome to the Swallow Physiology Masterclass

    • Pre-Course Participant Survey

    • Before you begin...

  • 2

    Collecting Clinical Evidence

    • Test Your Knowledge: CCE Pre-Test

    • Why We Collect Data

    • Rethink Everything You Think You Know

    • The Data We Have versus The Data We Don't

    • Re-assessing Assessment: Clinical and Instrumental Approaches

    • Test Your Learning: CCE Post-Test

  • 3

    Videofluoroscopic Interpretation of Physiology

    • Test Your Knowledge: VIP Pre-Test

    • VIP: Introduction

    • VIP: Swallow Trigger

    • VIP: Laryngeal Vestibule Closure

    • VIP: Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening

    • Masterclass Tier 1 Summary

    • Test Your Learning: VIP Post-Test

  • 4

    Masterclass Resource List

    • Rethink Everything You Think You Know

    • The Data We Have versus The Data We Don't

    • Re-assessing Assessment: Clinical and Instrumental Approaches

    • Videofluoroscopic Interpretation of Physiology (VIP) Resources

  • 5

    Final Steps

    • Additional Resources

    • ASHA CEU Information

    • Post-Course Evaluation

    • Before you go...

Welcome to the Swallow Physiology Masterclass with
Dr. Ianessa Humbert

Pricing: $90 for 0.25 ASHA CEUs

About: The Swallow Physiology Masterclass (Tier 1) introduces clinical data collection. Tier 1 focuses on data that can be derived from clinical swallowing evaluations and modified barium swallow studies. Learners are also introduced to swallow timing measures with Dr. Humbert's Videofluoroscopic Interpretation of Physiology (VIP) program.

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: 

1.    Identify cognitive biases that derail clinical practices from being supported by evidence versus myths and/or unsupported or assumed ideas

2.    Differentiate evidence-based practice from theory-based practice

3.    Differentiate quantitative versus qualitative data

4.    Define the “what”, “how”, and “why” of clinical swallowing assessments

5.    Differentiate qualitative versus quantitative data in a clinical assessment and in videofluoroscopic images

6.    List swallowing timing rules for quantifying swallow trigger, laryngeal vestibule closure, and upper esophageal sphincter opening.

7.    Explain the physiology of swallow trigger, laryngeal vestibule closure, and upper esophageal sphincter opening.


 This course is offered for .25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)