Instructor: Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP

2 hours  |  0.2 ASHA CEUs  |  self-paced

Pay once & access for a whole year

The Hip Bone's Connected to the Hyoid Bone:
Body Systems & Swallowing

As Medical Speech-Language Pathologists, it's imperative that we have an understanding of the influences of the body systems on swallowing... and the potential influences our recommendations might have on our patients' body systems.

Adopting this whole-body approach will greatly improve your practice, and will help you to provide better patient care, skilled SLP services, and appropriate referrals to other specialists. The crucial information in this course is directly applicable no matter how new or experienced a clinician you are, and is right for you whether you're in acute care, outpatient, or anywhere in between.

This unique course teaches SLPs the why's and how's of incorporating a body systems approach to caring for patients with suspected dysphagia. Participants will learn essential knowledge for the SLP, how body systems function and interact, and how to incorporate this knowledge into patient care. Functional implementation of this approach is applied through the use of a case study that is infused throughout the course.

What you'll learn

  • Essential knowledge for the SLP 
  • Considerations of body systems in the areas of swallowing assessment and management 
  • Effects of dysphagia on body systems 
  • How to apply a body systems approach in your own practice

ASHA CEUs / Continuing Education

  • This course is 2 hours long (2 PDH / professional development hours) and is registered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs. Partial credit is not offered.
  • All participants who meet course requirements receive a certificate of completion, regardless of ASHA CE reporting status.
  • If you want your participation in this course reported to ASHA for CEUs, you must select that option at checkout. It's not possible to change your mind later.
  • ASHA CEU reporting offered for this course until: Feb. 1, 2028.

What SLPs are saying about the course:

"The information is well-organized, comprehensive, and aids in clinical judgment.

I wish I had a resource like this when I first started."

"This course is fantastic for anyone in the medical setting or hoping to land in the medical setting. "

"I loved the use of an overarching clinical case to illustrate the concepts and the interplay between the body systems, it made the information easy to conceptualize! "

Do you want a sneak peek ?
You got it! Watch this video.

The Presenter

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist in the United States. She's been treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings since 2009. She has been instrumental in establishing Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) programs in multiple hospitals and other healthcare settings, and has spoken internationally on RMT.  Brooke values exceptional-quality continuing education for other MedSLPs, and seeks to improve our patient care by emphasizing the importance of understanding a patient's whole medical picture when evaluating and treating.

When she's not teaching SLPs or seeing medically-complex patients, Brooke spends most of her time spending quality time with her husband and daughter, drinking coffee, and dreaming of her next vacation destination.

Register now:
Pay just once and get unlimited access for a year!

Details about length, ASHA CEUs / PDH, etc available on each course's page (you can see this info by clicking on each course above!)

If you want ASHA CE reporting, you must select the option including ASHA CE reporting at checkout.


$ 49 USD
one-time payment

  • 2 hours of education
  • Certificate of completion


$ 60 USD
one-time payment

  • 2 hours of education
  • Certificates of completion
  • ASHA CE reporting

Policies & FAQs

This course does not include a Facebook group, email follow-up questions, or any 1:1 access to the instructor. Because of this, the course is priced accordingly and contains comprehensive information and resources.

You are invited to get further guidance for your questions using the following options:

  1. Subscribe to SLP Mentor in My Pocket (tap here)
  2. Book Brooke for a private 1:1 virtual consultation (tap here)

If you have a disability and may need accommodations, please email before registering for the course. If reasonable accommodations will allow you to complete the course, we will make them.

No refunds for webinars. No refunds for participants who enroll without agreeing to terms of use. You must complete the course within the time frame indicated at enrollment; course access will automatically expire after that time.

If a participant is unable to complete a course, no refunds are offered. If the Instructor and/or MedSLP Consultants must cease offering the course at any time, enrolled participants will be given 30-days notice to complete the course prior to termination of access. 

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