Get Focused: An Advanced FEES Interpretation Self Study

This course is for clinicians who have already received FEES Training, as the purpose is to improve clinicians’ interpretation skills. This workshop will review a FEES protocol and discuss implementation of rating scales. There will be exercises to practice verbiage for describing laryngeal abnormalities and interpretation of a variety of swallowing abnormalities. The goal of the course is to improve analysis of FEES exams and documentation of findings. This unique course is taught by skilled FEES clinicians from two different backgrounds, acute care and long term care.
Get Focused: An Advanced FEES Interpretation Self Study

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You will have access to this course for 365 days after purchase.

Course Information

Learning Objectives

  • Accurately identify anatomical variations and determine appropriate referrals
  • Identify normal and abnormal swallowing during FEEES, including normal aging variants
  • Implement use of rating scales to improve intra- and inter-rater reliability for FEES
  • Accurately analyze and interpret FEES exams


00:00  Overview of FEES Protocol and Review Anatomy and Physiology Exam

00:30  Describe Normal Anatomical Variants and Abnormal Anatomical Abnormalities and Independent Practice Completing A/P Exams

01: 05  Evaluating Secretions, Using Rating Scales to Assess Secretions and Independent Practice Using Secretion Rating Scales, 

01:20      Read Pneumonia/Pneumonitis Article

02:04  What is Normal? Evaluating Penetration and Aspiration

02:21  Introduction to Penetration Aspiration Rating Scales, Independent Practice Identifying Penetration and Aspiration

02:46  Read Normal Swallowing Article and PAS Article

05:29  Evaluating Residue, Introduction to Residue Rating Scales, Independent Practice Identifying Residue

06:00  Identifying Laryngeal Inflammation and Esophageal Dysphagia; Independent Practice Identifying InflammationDysphagia

06:24  Read Reflux Article

07:16  Special Considerations for the Medical SLP

09:04  Read Oxygen Therapies Article 

09:22 FEES Complications and What to Do and Addressing Intervention with FEES 

09:52 Intervention Article

11:07 Dysphagia Severity Presentation

11:11 Read DOSS article 

11:59 Videos Independent Practice: Full Exams

14:00 Complete Post-test and Course Evaluation Survey

Refund Policy:  

No refunds are permitted for  self-study courses. 

Important Information 

  • 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. 
  • Self study courses are reported to ASHA on a monthly basis. ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer.

If you have any questions, please email or call 877-390-1887.


  • 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.
  • Beth Cormell

    Beth Cormell, MS, CCC-SLP

    Beth Cormell

    Beth Cormell, MS, CCC-SLP is an acute care Speech-Language Pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She has been an SLP for more than 25 years and specializes in treating medically complex and critically ill patients. Ms. Cormell has also been an educator for over 20 years and specializes in teaching classes in medical Speech Pathology and Fiberoptic Endoscopy Evaluation of Swallowing Beth Cormell has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and is currently working as a clinical SLP at UNCRex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. She initiated the FEES program at UNCRex in 1997, and since, has completed thousands of FEES. Beth not only trains all UNCRex speech staff on FEES, but has also been instrumental in training clinicians and implementing new FEES programs throughout the country. She has taught FEES courses for more than 18 years, has presented short courses on FEES implementation and application at NCSHLA’s Annual Convention and at the ASHA Convention. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist Beth Cormell has the following financial relationship to disclose: Ms. Cormell is a paid employee of RexUNC in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course. Ms. Cormell is also the owner of Dysphagia Seminars, PLLC. Ms Cormell has no non-financial relationships to disclose.