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Rehabilitation of Motor Speech Disorders in the COVID-19 Population in an LTACH Setting (PD102771)

Presenter(s): Bethany L Kusek , MA, CCC-SLP; Andrea Elise Kremeier, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS; Jett Mickelsen Stenson, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

In the era of COVID-19, clinicians in health care settings have faced challenges in the evaluation and treatment of a new patient population – those who have had COVID-19 – requiring us to reframe our current treatment techniques. This session focuses on reinventing the speech-language pathologist's approach to treatment of respiratory activity tolerance for motor speech. It addresses collaboration with physical and occupational therapists for incorporation of dual motor tasks with more traditional treatment. Speakers discuss goal writing and tips for tracking measurable outcomes.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 5026V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify three appropriate treatment tasks to address motor speech in post-COVID-19 patients
  • Develop a motor speech treatment plan to include dual-motor task progression in post-COVID-19 patients
  • Assess three variables to measure patient tolerance and progress with motor speech treatment

Presenter Information

Bethany Kusek, MA, CCC-SLP (presenting author) is a graduate of the University of Kansas and currently works as a speech-language pathologist at Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She specializes in evaluation and treatment of speech, voice, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in adults with acquired neurological disorders. She is proficient in conducting fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing and holds certifications in LSVT LOUD and Vital Stim therapy.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salaried full-time employee of Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Andrea Kremeier, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS (presenting author) is a graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and is a speech-language pathologist at Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a certified brain injury specialist who is proficient in the evaluation and treatment of speech, voice, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing. She also regularly conducts fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salaried full-time employee of Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Region II Liaison for the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Jett Stenson, MS, CCC-SLP (presenting author) is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a speech-language pathologist at Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of speech, voice, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing in adults with acquired neurological disorders and is proficient in conducting fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salaried full-time employee of Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital 

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 30, 2029.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2022
End date: April 30, 2029.

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PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): PD102771
Available Through: April 30, 2029