Speech-language pathologists working in medical settings have a majority of their caseload comprising of individuals with dysphagia. As we continue to embrace the use of technology and mobile apps in our day-to-day lives, the integration of apps in our professional lives is also becoming more commonplace. This course will provide participants with an overview of all the currently available dysphagia apps to help guide clinicians in decision-making, assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders.
States approved for CEU: AZ, CA
Presenter: RINKI DESAI MS CCC-SLP, CBIS, CDP
- Identify apps that are useful in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders.
- Identify and use apps for education in dysphagia management.
- Summarize best practice strategies for integrating dysphagia apps into clinical practice.
5 minutes – Introduction and Disclosures
5 minutes – Utility of Apps in Medical SLP
35 minutes – Overview of Apps in Dysphagia Management
10 minutes – Development and use of the Dysphagia Therapy app
5 minutes – Conclusion and Wrap-Up
This course was originally offered as part of the Special Apps Update 2018 Online Conference sponsored by Smarty Ears.
All presenters receive income from course library purchases at XceptionalED.
Rinki Varindani Desai is a co-author of the Dysphagia Therapy mobile app and receives royalty from Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd. She is also co-founder of the Swallowing Training and Education Portal (www.stepcommunity.com).
Rinki Varindani Desai volunteers with ASHA as Associate Editor of SIG 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) Perspectives; with the Dysphagia Research Society as a member of the WCPRC and with the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders as member of the Global Task Force for Dysphagia.
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- To obtain a Course Certificate
- Complete the Course Evaluation
- Achieve 80% on the Quiz