The Neurobiology of

Swallowing and Dysphagia:

Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Swallowing, Dysphagia Evaluation, and

Treatment of Swallowing Dysfunction

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This course is approved for 15 contact hours of continuing education towards California Advanced Practice in Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SWC)

AUDIENCE: This course is appropriate for new graduate clinicians interested in feeding and swallowing as well as seasoned dysphagia clinicians who are looking for a deeper understanding of swallow physiology.



Kim Grenawitzke, OTD, OTR/L, SCFES, CLC, CNT

   Kary Rappaport, OTR/L, SCFES, IBCLC



At the completion of the course, participants will:

  • Recall and describe the anatomical landmarks of the face, head, and neck involved in swallow function.

  • Demonstrate understanding of swallow physiology across the lifespan.

  • Exp and swallowing dysfunction from a neuromuscular and sensory perspective.

  • Obtain a basic understanding of how to interpret Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS).

  • Guide treatment planning through the use of MBSS as a diagnostic tool.

  • Determine evidence-based, problem- based treatment strategies for swallowing dysfunction.

  • Confidently progress a patient’s diet

CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be made if a cancellation notice is received 14 business days prior to the workshop date. Cancellation by instructors will result in full refund.


SPECIAL NEEDS: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact at least two weeks before the seminar date so that arrangements can be made.