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Parkinson Disease and Swallowing (0.1 CEUs)

Parkinson Disease and Swallowing (0.1 CEUs)

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Note: This course is open to the public. You do not need to be a speech-language clinician, physical therapist or occupational therapist. If any registration information does not apply to you, you can fill in "N/A" for the open fields or select "Other" or "No" for the multiple choice fields.

This course reviews swallowing physiology and sensorimotor control mechanisms. The impact of Parkinson disease (PD) on swallowing is described. The course discusses when to evaluate, how to assess and when and how to intervene for PD-related swallowing disorders. A preference for exercise based treatments is discussed, including a discussion of LSVT LOUD and Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST).  The use of other techniques such as compensatory strategies and diet modifications are also discussed. In addition, the course discusses the potential for swallowing neuroplasticity and future research trends.

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Upon conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Review swallowing physiology and sensorimotor control mechanisms
  2. Describe the impact of Parkinson disease (PD) on swallowing
  3. Know when to evaluate, how to assess and when to intervene for PD-related swallowing disorders
  4. Discuss the potential for swallowing neuroplasticity and future research trends

How to complete the course:

  • The course can be viewed on a PC or a Mac with a high-speed internet connection and speakers.
  • You will have 90 days of access to complete your course after you have registered.
  • The course is self-paced and you can start and stop at any time.


Drs. McFarland and Ciucci have both financial and non-financial relationships with LSVT Global, Inc. Non-financial relationships include a preference for LSVT LOUD as a voice/speech treatment technique.
Financial Relationships Include: Dr. McFarland receives lecture honorarium, travel reimbursement and has ownership interest in LSVT Global.  Dr. Ciucci receives lecture honorarium and travel reimbursement from LSVT Global.

Important information for speech-language pathologists regarding the ASHA registry: Your course completion will be reported to ASHA if you indicate at the time of registration that you would like us to report this and you supply us with your ASHA number. ASHA requires us to report online course completion according to a set schedule which occurs in 3 month intervals. Thus, depending upon when you complete the course, it can take up to 3 months for your course to be reported, then it takes ASHA additional time to register the information once they receive it.

Your Price: $30.00

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For speech-language pathology professionals and students ONLY:

If you are a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) registry and would like LSVT Global to report your coursework to ASHA, we need your ASHA number on file and you must indicate that you want your CEUs reported to the ASHA registry.


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