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Digital Seminar

Dysphagia: From Assessment to Discharge

Meghan Schaufele
Full Day
Audio and Video
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Mar 31, 2017
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  • Cranial nerve impact on assessment and treatment
  • Diagnostics and thorough chart reviews
  • Medications and lab values
  • Clinical and instrument assessment techniques
  • Provide therapy on a budget
  • Retrain the brain to swallow
  • Therapeutic tools to increase exercise-based therapy

During this seminar you will learn functional assessment techniques and discover how the cranial nerves drive both assessment and treatment. Join national speaker and dysphagia expert, Meghan Schaufele, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, as she teaches you practical, functional and affordable strategies and techniques that can be immediately incorporated into your workday. Learn the latest, most effective techniques and exercises, including:

  • Pharyngeal exercises
  • Exercise-based therapy
  • Oral manipulation
  • Effortful swallow
  • Using the bolus as resistance

Take home affordable alternative treatment tools and assessment techniques.

Muscle-based exercise is emphasized throughout the course, along with ideas you can utilize the next day!



Chart Review

  • Disease Processes
  • Respiration
  • Lab Values
  • Medications

Oral Mech Exam

  • Cranial Nerve Examination

Clinical Assessment

  • Cervical Auscultation
  • Palpation
  • Ounce Water Swallow Test

Instrumental Assessment

  • MBSS
  • FEES
  • Symptoms/Indications from the Swallow Assessment



  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Thermal
  • Pharyngeal Exercises
  • NMES
  • Myofascial Release


  • Mendelsohn Maneuver
  • Masako
  • Shaker
  • Oral Manipulation
  • Effortful Swallow
  • Lingual with Resistance


  • Myofascial Release
  • Beckman Program


  • sEMG
  • NMES
  • TTS
  • Pressure Biofeedback


  • Chin Tuck
  • Head Turn
  • Supra and Super-Supra Glottic Swallow
  • Head Back/Chin Up
  • Side Lying

Technology in Dysphagia Therapy

  • iPad®/iPhone® apps
  • Android apps for dysphagia
  • Online Dysphagia Resources


  1. Describe a cranial nerve assessment and the function of the cranial nerves.
  2. Identify key elements necessary for the development of a comprehensive dysphagia evaluation.
  3. Summarize therapeutic treatment strategies to increase the functional swallow.
  4. Examine contributing factors to dysphagia such as: medications, lab values and cranial nerve dysfunction.
  5. Explain neuroplasticity principles to increase swallow function.
  6. Identify ways that technology can be incorporated in dysphagia therapy.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.


Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Meghan Schaufele Related seminars and products: 1


Meghan Schaufele, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in the treatment of patients with swallowing disorders. Meghan works with a team of therapists to provide patients at a Level One Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center with evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognition, and dysphagia. Her work includes conducting and interpreting modified barium swallow studies. During her career, she has developed and initiated new therapeutic dining programs, and created & implemented an armband system to assist with identifying diet levels for residents and patients while protecting their medical privacy.

Meghan completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Tennessee, receiving ASLHA’s Students Pursuing Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award. Meghan is responsible for teaching and supervising speech pathology Master’s students completing an externship at her facility. She regularly provides education to medical students and residents about the field and scope of speech pathology. She also provides training sessions to nursing staff with a focus on dysphagia and stroke. Today, Meghan serves as a team and committee member for the Southeast Regional Stroke Center, the first and only accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center in the
Chattanooga area.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Meghan Schaufele has an employment relationship with Erlanger Health System. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Meghan Schaufele is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Speech-Language Pathologists and other Healthcare Professionals.



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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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