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Dysphagia for the OTP In General Practice

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Dysphagia for the OTP In General Practice

$10 (FREE for GOTA Members)
1 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]
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This one-hour interactive session will focus on equipping the OT practitioner to recognize signs of swallowing dysfunction, understand the impact of a modified diet, and practice a sampling of simple swallowing positions and maneuvers commonly used to mitigate the risk of aspiration.

For this interactive recording, you’ll want to have a small, dry snack available (e.g. saltines, pretzels) and a few ounces of commercial thickener (e.g. Thick-It).

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Meghan Hall, MHS, OTR/L
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  •   Learn the role of the OT in oral-motor deficit and dysphagia identification, assessment, and intervention
  •   Be able to identify the most common types of oral-motor deficit and dysphagia in the adult population
  •   Be able to interpret complete assessment of the most common types of oral-motor deficit and dysphagia in the adult population
  •   Be able to design and implement intervention for the most common types of oral-motor deficit and dysphagia in the adult population
Instructor bio
Meghan Hall, MHS, OTR/L
GOTA Guest Instructor

Following graduation from Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy program in 2010, Meghan worked in pediatrics, then hand therapy, and now teaches in AU's Occupational Therapy program. Her clinical practice is in treatment of hands, wrist, and elbows. Meghan's research interests are in the effects of trauma on healing from orthopedic upper extremity injuries, as well as the development of interprofessional education programs. In the Augusta University program, her primary teaching responsibilities are kinesiology, foundations of the profession, and the program's exit course, with additional guest teaching on entry-level dysphagia, splinting, surgical wound management, and tendon repair management.
Outside of work, Meghan loves spending time with her family, being on the water, and trying new foods!
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or GOTA membership log in for course enrollment
  • Watch the videos for the full duration
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at [email protected] within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program.