Beyond the Scope:

A Self-Study FEES Interpretation Practice (2819)

The purpose of this self-study course is to provide the participant with opportunities to view FEES exams that were completed on patients in rehabilitation settings and practice interpretation and report writing. There is one introductory video reviewing anatomy as it is viewed through the endoscope and one introductory video demonstrating a normal swallow, then 9 patient videos ranging in oropharyngeal dysphagia severity. The participant will watch each patient video, make their interpretation, write a summary, then compare/contrast their interpretation to the example provided. This is a self-guided course, so your responses are only seen by you. There will be the option to view a “hint” to help the participant become proficient in identifying abnormalities on FEES by giving clues of when/where to look at specific areas. As with anything there will be differing opinions, however, this exercise will familiarize the clinician with FEES interpretation.
Beyond the Scope:

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Prior to completing this course, the clinician should be proficient in adult normal swallowing and adult dysphagia and have taken a FEES training course or equivalent FEES training with a mentor. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify anatomical markers as they are seen endoscopically
  • Observe swallowing with multiple boluses to identify any impairments in swallow function
  • Articulate swallowing deficits in writing
  • Demonstrate high inter-rater reliability when comparing participant’s results with instructor’s results


  1. Read Instructions
  2. Watch the Introductory Videos
  3. View each patient video, fill in the grid, and complete a written summary
  4. Compare your grid and summary to the example provided

Reporting to ASHA:

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 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. We submit participation to  the ASHA CE Registry within 45 days of the last date of the quarterly offering. You must complete the post-test no later than 12/31/2022 11:59 pm (EST) to receive credit for participating in this course in 2022.  


  • Selena Reece

    Selena Reece, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

    Selena Reece

    Selena Reece received her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel in 2003. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing onsite FEES services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and an ACE continuing education award recipient. Selena has lectured on FEES and adult dysphagia throughout the United States and was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episodes 18 and 162. Selena volunteers on committees for ASHA and the American Board of Swallow and Swallowing Disorders. She currently serves on the FEES Advisory Board for Speech Therapy Cambodia, on ASHA's Intersections Advisory Group, and the ABSSD's Corporate Partner Committee. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by board certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. Gregory Postma. Disclosures: Ms. Reece has the following financial relationships to disclose. She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms. Reece has no non-financial relationship to disclose.