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Nutrition and Counseling Considerations for Older Adults With Dysphagia (WEB17016)

Presenter(s): Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP; Michelle McDonagh, RD, CD; Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP; Erin Scott, MD
Course Description

This course includes four recorded sessions from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions include points to keep in mind when counseling older adults with dysphagia and their families or caregivers about nutrition, diet, and other topics. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of giving clinicians new, evidence-based strategies for improving overall quality of life for older adults.

The sessions are:

  • Balancing Risks in Diet Selection for Older Adults With Dysphagia, by Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP (76 minutes)
  • Nutrition and Dysphagia in Older Adults, by Michelle McDonagh, RD, CD (64 minutes)
  • Feeding Tubes: Weighing Patient and Family Preferences With Medical Recommendations, by Erin Scott, MD (67 minutes)
  • Rights, Responsibilities, and Informed Consent in Dysphagia Management, by Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP (65 minutes)

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • list the risks and benefits of fluid selection and diet modification for patients with dysphagia
  • identify three approaches to improve nutrition with modified diets in the management of dysphagia
  • discuss the controversy surrounding feeding tubes and why conversations about them are challenging
  • discuss the patient’s rights surrounding dysphagia treatment and diet consistency modifications

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references 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.

Related Courses
View all courses from the “Dysphagia in Older Adults” online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 4.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.45
Item #(s): WEB17016
Available Through: May 05, 2025