Positioning and Meal Time Habits To Support Safe Swallowing and Feeding in Geriatrics:

The SLP’s Role (1917)

This one hour webinar provides an opportunity to familiarize the SLP with meal time habits and positioning to support safe swallowing and feeding in the geriatric population.
Positioning and Meal Time Habits To Support Safe Swallowing and Feeding in Geriatrics:

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Reporting to ASHA:

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate 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 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.


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Learning Objectives:

  • Recommend positioning effects on swallowing function
  • Identify strategies and positioning to improve overall swallowing physiology and function
  • Implement techniques to increase oral eating and feeding experiences within the geriatric population.  



Instructor

  • Kristin Sears-Kopp

    Kristin Sears-Kopp, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Kristin Sears-Kopp

    Kristin Sears-Kopp, M.A., CCC-SLP began her professional career as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in 2002. She has worked in both pediatrics and adult-focused institutions. She has been (and continues to be) a practicing clinician working to improve the lives and mealtimes of patients with dysphagia with the use of instrumental assessment, specifically fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Kristin Sears-Kopp’s current role as Clinical Coordinator at Carolina Speech Pathology allows her the opportunity to participate in the further development of SLP’s skills and knowledge for the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia. She is an ASHA member and ACE continuing education award recipient.