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Cranial Nerve Examination for the SLP (WEB17305)

Presenter(s): Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS
Course Description

Total Run Time: 2 hours, 38 minutes

A thorough cranial nerve examination is an essential part of the speech-language pathologist’s evaluation of every patient. When performed, it is useful in the diagnosis of speech and swallowing disorders, and accurate diagnosis is crucial for development of a targeted, individualized treatment plan. This video course provides an overview of the neuroanatomy and physiology of the cranial nerve examination. Kendrea Garand shares detailed instructions for testing and interpreting findings of the cranial nerve examination. The course also describes common abnormalities observed for patients with impairment of cranial nerve function.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • test cranial nerves crucial for speech, voice, and swallowing function
  • identify common cranial nerve abnormalities during examination

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

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

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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.25
Item #(s): WEB17305
Available Through: December 23, 2025