February 23


08:00 am - 05:30 pm

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Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC


2815 S Seacrest Blvd

2815 South Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Boynton Beach, FL, US, 33435

This program is geared toward clinicians who are FEES competent who want to sharpen their scoring and interpretation ofFEESexams. A review of scoping techniques to achieve optimal view will be covered. Updates in research, protocols, scoring and interpretation will be introduced, as well as updates in using endoscopy to guide treatment. Participants will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills by practicing scoring recorded FEES exams. Case studies will be provided with treatment considerations. This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area). 


Bethesda Hospital East – Clayton Conference Center                      

2815 S. Seacrest Blvd.                                                                

Boynton Beach, Florida 33435  

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Learning Outcomes:

  1. Be ready to incorporate new FEES protocols into your practice.

  2. Describe scoping techniques to obtain optimal views.

  3. Identify normal versus abnormal swallowing.

  4. ScoreFEES exams using a scoring worksheet.

  5. Apply the results of the FEES exam to make meaningful recommendations

  6. Discuss case studies using FEESwith different patient populations.

  7. Incorporate scoring and interpretation into a new model of dysphagia.

  8. Describe new uses of endoscopy as a biofeedback tool.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Susan Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S pioneered the implementation of fiberoptic endoscopy for the evaluation of swallowing. She has used FEES with all types of adult patients and dysphagia etiologies, and has worked in ICU, inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home settings. Dr. Langmore is a Professor of Otolaryngology at Boston University. She has multiple ongoing research projectsand lectures internationally on dysphagia.


Dr. Langmore has the following financial relationships to disclose. She receives grant support from the National Institute of Health. Dr. Langmore has no non-financial relationships to disclose. 


8:00 AM         Sign-in and Breakfast (provided)

8:30 AM         Introduction: FEES Experiences, Clinical Issues

9:15 AM         Protocols and Scoring Systems: Updates

10:15 AM       Break

10:30 AM       Scoring FEES exams;  Interpretation of findings,

12:00 PM       Lunch (provided)

1:00 PM         Review Scoping Techniques; scoring practice

2:30 PM         Break

2:45 PM         Treatment considerations/ Case studies 

4:00 PM         Continue scoring, interpretation, treatment, case studies

5:00 pm         Summary, Questions          

5:30 PM         Adjourn


Free parking in the garage* or main parking lot in front of the hospital.

*Garage directions: Coming from Woolbright Rd. turn right onto 23rd, make a left into the hospital and the parking garage will be on your left.