ASHA Course on Dysphagia Management

Course presented by
Ed M. Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

ASHA approved course on Dysphagia Management

February 4, 2023 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
both live and via Zoom.

The in-person event will take place at:

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
1 Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

Registration fee is $120 and successful completion grants 0.6 ASHA CEUs. Successful completion requires attendance for the entire session, sign in and out, completion of a learning assessment, and course evaluation. No partial credit is available. For special accommodations email Full refunds will be awarded until January 27, 2023. Communicate concerns or complaints concerning the course to Admin@A-ZTEC.Info by February 11, 2023. Snacks and drinks will be provided during breaks. Lunch is on your own.

Course Summary

Fifty years has passed since Larsen published the first article concerning the SLP role in swallowing. A great deal of information has been amassed and there is still much unknown. This course examines the current state of practice and suggests methods to help SLPs analyze information to advance their practice.

Course Objectives

The participants will:
• Identify anatomy and physiology of swallowing events
• List factors that influence the impact of aspiration
• Identify the value of different types of assessments
• Recall what is known concerning altering liquids and diets
• Explain treatment principles for the management of swallowing disorders


Reframing the definition of dysphagia


Why should I care about anatomy and physiology?


Clinical Assessment: A hot topic




Aspiration and Pneumonia: That’s not what I learned!




Playing with food: The great debate


Imaging assessments: what is the point?




Treatment: Is anything out there?



About the Speaker

Ed M. Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, has been an invited speaker on various topic in dysphagia both nationally and internationally he has guest lectured for universities, as well as state and national conventions. He has served as an invited reviewer for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Adult Dysphagia Practice Portal, which provides guidance to speech pathologist treating swallowing across the United States. Ed has been a guest on national and international dysphagia podcasts, written blogs concerning dysphagia-related topics for internationally recognized Dysphagia Cafe and has numerous peer reviewed publications. As adjunct faculty, he teaches graduate level swallowing courses at the University of Maryland.

Course Location

1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210