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STEP Swallowing Symposium 2020

Missed the live symposium that nearly 1000 attendees raved about? Sign up for the recorded sessions today!

Our mission at STEP is to make swallowing training and education affordable and accessible to all. With most in-person conferences being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we decided to offer a high-quality, low-cost live swallowing conference virtually, from December 11 - 13, 2020, to help meet students' and clinicians' dysphagia education and training needs. This course is a recorded version of our highly-rated live symposium. It includes recordings of 11 thought-provoking sessions by dysphagia experts. We curated these to help you learn not just the basics; but to foster debate, promote critical thinking, and elevate discussions surrounding common issues in adult dysphagia management, across the continuum of care.

Swallowing Symposium 2020 Curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Begin

    • Welcome to STEP Swallowing Symposium 2020

  • 2

    Day 1 Session Recordings

    • Don’t Half-ASSess It: Re-assessing Swallowing Assessment

    • Let Them Eat Cake: Diet Modification in Dysphagia Management

    • ExASPIRATING: How Much Does Aspiration Even Matter?

  • 3

    Day 2 Session Recordings

    • WERK WERK WERK: Rehabilitation v/s Compensation

    • If the Shoe Fits, Wear It: Device-Driven Swallowing Therapy

    • Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Will Biofeedback Help Them All?

    • Do All Settings Matter? SLP Roles Across the Continuum of Care

  • 4

    Day 3 Session Recordings

    • CYA: Documentation in Dysphagia Management

    • 2 Legit 2 Quit: Lifelong Learning and Training in Swallowing

    • I Just Called to Say… How Are You: All About Telehealth

    • Myth-understandings and Top Takeaways: What Have We Learned?

  • 5

    Final Steps

    • Additional Resources

    • ASHA CEU Information

    • Post-Course Evaluation

STEP Swallowing Symposium 2020
Recorded Sessions Course Overview

Pricing: BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH SALEWe are offering this course for $50 (50% OFF) until May 15, 2021, for Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) 2021. Price will return to $100 after May 15, 2021. 

About: STEP Swallowing Symposium is a high-quality virtual meeting, offering 1.1 ASHA CEUs to speech-language pathologists, to further advance their understanding of swallowing and swallowing disorders. The sessions will foster credible debate, provoke discourse and elevate discussions surrounding issues in adult dysphagia management, across the continuum of care.

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: 

  • Explain three key differences between CSE and VFSS assessments
  • Describe the impact of diet modification on patient outcomes
  • Identify the correlation between oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration pneumonia
  • Discuss the similarities and differences of common compensatory and rehabilitative techniques for managing dysphagia
  • List at least 3 different devices in dysphagia therapy and criteria for their use in dysphagia management
  • Summarize the advantages of using biofeedback in dysphagia therapy
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the roles of SLPs managing dysphagia in various healthcare settings
  • Describe best practices for effective documentation of skilled SLP services in dysphagia management
  • Explain how the clinician can self-assess and improve their skills and competency related to dysphagia assessment and treatment
  • Summarize the considerations for effective service delivery while providing dysphagia services via telepractice

Completion Requirements: The entirety of this course must be completed in order to earn 1.1 ASHA CEUs. Partial credit is NOT available for this course.

 This course is offered for 1.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Symposium Organizers and Speakers

Ianessa Humbert


Rinki Varindani Desai


Rebecca C. Levy


Main Speakers

Alicia K. Vose


Clare Burns

PhD, BSpPath, CPSP

Dan Weinstein


Ed Bice


R. Jordan Hazelwood


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We also had several exciting provocateurs who helped bust myths, challenged our speakers, and asked thought-provoking questions, to create a unique learning experience for our symposium attendees. Our provocateurs were:

Alicia Vose | Brooke Richardson | Dan Weinstein | Jessica Forbes | Jonathan Waller | Jordan Hazelwood | Karen Sheffler | Kendrea Garand | Phoebe Macrae | Rick McAdoo

For those of you who could not attend our live symposium, we hope you enjoy this recap. Happy learning!