Adaptive Equipment for Dysphagia Management in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Dysphagia , Speech Therapy , Intermediate


.15 Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMH) Eligible Intermediate Level

This LIVE Course is not longer available

**Complete the Quiz for this course by 9/16/17 for ASHA CE reporting.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
9AM PT/ 12PM ET


This course focuses on increasing the SLP's knowledge base of adaptive equipment use for dysphagia management in a skilled nursing facility setting. Participants will learn about state-specific and federal regulations for adaptive equipment management and be able to cite current evidence-based practice supporting the use of adaptive equipment for dysphagia treatment. Additionally course attendees will be able to identify systems for effectively implementing adaptive equipment and how to use the following: Flexi-Cut Cup, Maroon Spoon, Wedge Cup, MIT-E Spoon, Provale Cup and Sip-Tip Cup. 


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After completing this live webinar:

1. Return and take the Quiz attached to this course - 80% accuracy required.
    MUST BE COMPLETED by 9/16/17
2. In your YGU profile: Add ASHA required information to submit for ASHA CE credit.
3. Complete the Course Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/E932a6lblD4bFUq33


Financial Disclosure

Megan Ordway

Megan is an owner of CALM, LLC and it's entities, and receives income from proceeds from products including the MIT-E spoon and Strat Mat. Presenter will receive a monetary compensation from YGU for this course.


Sara Bouchard

Sara is co-owner of Calm, llc and assists with operating calmslp.com. She is co-inventor of MIT-E Spoon for mixed-texture eating and assists with development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of MIT-E Spoon. She receive royalties from this course and from the sales of the MIT-E Spoon. Presenter will receive a monetary compensation from YGU for this course.


Miranda (Mandi) Wilhelm
Miranda is a co-founder of calm, LLC and calmslp.com, and benefits monetarily from the sale of the MIT-E Spoon and the Strat Mat. Presenter will receive a monetary compensation from YGU for this course.



Non-financial:

Megan Ordway:

Megan has been given permission to share other products within this course by their creators/and or vendors that sell them.


Sara Bouchard, M.A. CCC-SLP: Permission has been obtained from all products mentioned during today's course, no financial compensation has been obtained from the companies of the products we discuss. Further I do not represent nor endorse these products. Sara Bouchard, M.A. CCC-SLP

Miranda (Mandi) Wilhelm

She has no financial affiliation with the other products mentioned in this presentation. Two products were provided to her (at my request) for demonstration purposes, including the wedge cup and the sip-tip cup.

Presenters have received permission to include the adaptive equipment reviewed in the course. In addition, Ark Therapeutics, The Wedge Group, and CALM, LLC have provided equipment for them to present. 

Content Disclosure

The course focuses on adaptive equipment the presenters are familiar with and have used, but does not wish to endorse the products over other similar products. The purpose is to create awareness of the utility of adaptive equipment in dysphagia management, and by highlighting some products and their intended purposes, we hope to achieve that.

After completing this course, the student will be able to...

  1. Define adaptive equipment and identify process of selection and utilization for dysphagia management
  2. Understand state and federal regulations for adaptive equipment in skilled nursing facilities  
  3. Demonstrate how to use specific adaptive equipment for dysphagia treatment: Flexi Cut Cup, Maroon Spoon, Wedge Cup, MIT-E Spoon, Sip-Tip Cup and Provale Cup.
  4. Increase knowledge of current evidence-based practice supporting adaptive equipment use for dysphagia management
  5. List 3 strategies for successful implementation and staff training of adaptive equipment in a skilled nursing facility 

Course Agenda

1-14 : Introduction, disclosures and need for adaptive equipment
15-35: Federal regulations and state regulations, evidence-based practice
35-80: Adaptive equipment uses, evidence, and examples/case studies for Provale Cup, Felxi-Cut Cup, Wedge Cup, Sip-tip Cup, Maroon Spoon and MIT-E spoon
80-90: Implementation of recommendations, links and references

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