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Tongue Pressure Resistance Training Part 2: Designing a Training Program

presented by Catriona Steele

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Financial: Catriona Steele receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Catriona Steele has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is the second of a two part series that provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to implement tongue pressure strength training as a treatment for dysphagia. Applying the skills developed in the first course to measure tongue strength, this course begins by training the participant to design a tongue strength training program by evaluating existing training regimens. The course then moves to a discussion of the effectiveness of tongue strength training for a variety of populations, and concludes with a discussion session around the efficacy and research needs on the topic of tongue pressure strength training.

Meet Your Instructor

Catriona Steele, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She also teaches in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years. Dr. Steele is known for her…

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1. Designing a Tongue Strength Training Program

The first chapter of this course will outline the steps and key considerations for designing a tongue strength training program, drawing on several example models.

2. Does Tongue Pressure Strength Training Improve Swallowing?

This chapter addresses the effectiveness of tongue strength training as a treatment for dysphagia. After completing this chapter, the participant will be able to describe the literature around the effectiveness of tongue strength training as a method for improving swallowing safety and outcomes.

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