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Harnessing the Power of the Cranial Nerve Exam During Your Swallow Assessment (WEB19965)

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

This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores the power of a comprehensive cranial nerve assessment as part of a swallow examination. The speaker discusses neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the cranial nerves and shares a step-by-step procedure for performing a cranial nerve assessment, including identification of common abnormalities and how to document findings.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • List cranial nerve name, type, upper motor neuron innervation, and function
  • Perform a comprehensive cranial nerve examination
  • Identify common cranial nerve abnormalities and impacts on swallowing function

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.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB19965
Available Through: July 08, 2025