Muscle Tension Dysphagia: A Diagnostic and Treatment Approach - Disclosure

Course Description

This course provided information regarding how to define functional neurogenic dysphagia and how to identify and treat these patients.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least three defining features of functional neurologic dysphagia.
2. Describe at least four components of therapy for muscle tension dysphagia in addition to traditional voice therapy approaches.
3. List at least three therapy techniques traditionally used in voice therapy that may be useful when working with patients with functional dysphagia

Method of Participation

The estimated time to complete this online activity and exam is 1 hour(s). To receive credit, a passing grade of 100% is required on a short online quiz. You will have opportunities to retake the quiz to achieve a passing score. After you have completed your exam and evaluation you will be able to automatically print your credit letter.


ASHA Approved Provider

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CE, intermediate level


Abigail Cary, MS, CCC-SLP

Carol Tolejano, MA, CCC-SLP

Faculty Disclosure

In compliance with requirements of ASHA's Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery and marketing, below is information of speakers' financial and non-financial interests relevant to the content of their presentations.

Instructional Personnel/Guest Speakers


Moderator: Amy Baillies, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Financial disclosures: UW Health– Salary, employment
Non-financial disclosures: None

Lecturer: Abigail Cary, MS, CCC-SLP
Financial disclosures: UW Health – Salary – employment
Non-financial disclosures: None

Lecturer: Carol Tolejano, MA, CCC-SLP
Financial disclosures: UW Health – Salary – employment
Non-financial disclosures: UW SMPH – Unpaid honorary appointment

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Computer Requirements

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