LIVE WEBINAR: The ARK-J Program Trismus Intervention Online Short Course in Head and Neck Cancer-Induced Trismus

Wednesday July 29, 2020 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (EST)

This online course will prepare Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) for providing therapeutic, progressive treatment to adult patients who suffer from speech intelligibility deficits, oral dysphagia, and a diminished quality of life because of head and neck cancer-induced trismus.
LIVE WEBINAR: The ARK-J Program Trismus Intervention  Online Short Course in Head and Neck Cancer-Induced Trismus

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Cost: $100

Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the various ways head and neck cancer patients can acquire trismus. 
  • Define normal (WFL), mild, moderate, and severe trismus in terms of maximal jaw opening measurement. 
  • Select appropriate assessments for patients who are suspected of having trismus with standardized assessment tools. 
  • Determine appropriate active and passive jaw mobility therapy tools for trismus intervention based on the patient’s individual needs. 
  • Implement exercise science-based techniques and counseling strategies to increased patient motivation, independence, and progress. 

Agenda:

7:00 - The SLP’s Role in HNC-Trismus Intervention

7:15 - The Pathophysiology of HNC-Trismus

7:45  - HNC-Trismus Patient Profiles

8:05 - Comprehensive HNC-Trismus Assessment

8:25 - Individualized HNC-Trismus Therapy

8:55 - Barriers and Facilitators of Trismus Therapy

9:15 - Construction of the ARK-J Stretching Device

9:45 - Q and A

10:00 - Adjourn

Joining the Webinar:

You will find information on how to join and complete this live webinar in the course portal located on our Thinkific dashboard once you complete the course registration. One the day of the webinar please log in approximately 10 minutes before the start time to ensure you do not have any technical challenges. 

**The webinar will only be present at the time listed above. There will not be a recorded version offered**

**If you forget to log in and participate in the webinar, you will not receive a refund.**

Reporting to ASHA:

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (3 hours), Advanced Level, Professional Area.

If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must include your ASHA number when registering for the course. If you do not have an ASHA number, but you would like your participation reported to ASHA, type “ REPORT” in the field requesting your ASHA number.  If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type “NO” in the field requesting your ASHA number. Once the course post-test has been completed your material will be ready for us to submit.

If you have any questions, please email education@carolinafees.com or call 877-390-1887.

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area)

**REFUND POLICY**

If a course participant wishes to cancel prior to a course, submission in writing must be submitted 14 days prior to the course in order to receive a full refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations within 14 days of the course date.


Webinar Notice:

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form. 

If you have any questions, please email education@carolinafees.com or call 877-390-1887.

Instructor

  • Megan Nosol

    Megan Nosol, M.S. Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP

    Megan Nosol

    Megan holds a master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since graduating from the UNC's SLP program in 2013, Megan has been a clinician in the skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation, home health, and non-profit organization settings. Megan also holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education and has a pre-medicine background, which have permitted her to use her passion for teaching and science to instruct webinars and courses for medical SLPs, such as The ARK-J Program Trismus Intervention Certification Course, “The Evolving Swallow: Managing the Effects of Chemo, Radiation, and Surgery” webinar, and “Filling in the Gaps: Missing Components of Dysphagia Therapy” course with Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP. Megan has been the guest speaker for the popular SLP podcast, Swallow Your Pride, in the "ABCs of HNC: Important Considerations for Your Patient with Head and Neck Cancer" episode and “So You Want to Get Your PhD”episode. She also served on the 2019 ASHA Head and Neck Cancer Topic Committee. Megan’s main interests are head and neck cancer-induced dysphagia, dysphagia neurorehabilitation, and counseling. Disclosures: Megan Nosol has the following financial relationship to disclose: she receives payment for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. Ms. Nosol has no non-financial relationships to disclose.