Recorded Course – 0.85 ADVANCED ASHA CEUS

Presented by Jeffrey Kleim, PhD and

Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP


After this course, you will be able to…

  • Explain the concept of neural plasticity with examples.
  • Explain the behavioral/neural signals driving plasticity.
  • Describe the neural and behavioral strategies mediating the effective treatment of dysphagia in the context of neural plasticity.
  • Describe the factors influencing neural plasticity in the context of treating dysphagia.

Dr. Kleim has his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and has worked closely with PTs, OTs and SLPs over the last 25 years to try and understand how neuroplastic changes within the CNS mediate functional recovery across numerous domains. He also serves on the editorial advisory boards for the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and the Journal of Physical Therapy.  His main focus is to develop adjuvant therapies to promote brain plasticity and enhance functional recovery after brain injury or disease.  In other words…to harness the brain’s innate ability to adapt in order to create novel, more effective rehabilitation strategies.  As a researcher with over 90 papers published about neuroplasticity and exercise, he is neck-deep in this topic- a topic critical to our work as dysphagia-treating clinicians.

Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences and Neurology at The University of Texas at Austin and a speech-language pathologist at UT Health Austin. Her research interests include motor control and motor learning of swallowing behaviors, innovative evaluation of swallowing disorders, and rehabilitation of dysphagia due to neurodegenerative conditions.

Course Agenda:
0-31 minutes:Module 1.1- What Is Neural Plasticity?
31-65 minutes:Module 1.2- How Do We Measure Neural Plasticity?
65-81 minutes:Module 2.1- Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity:Historical Introduction
81-100 minutes:Module 2.2-Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity: Motor Learning
100-113 minutes:Module 2.3- Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity:Sensory Learning
113-131 minutes:Module 2.4- Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity: Cognitive Learning
131-159 minutes:Module 3.1- Behavioral Signals Driving Plasticity: Where Is Memory Stored?
159-179 minutes:Module 3.2- Behavioral Signals Driving Plasticity: Use It Or Lose It
179-204 minutes:Module 3.3-Behavioral Signals Driving Plasticity: Repetition, Intensity And Timing
204-231 minutes:Module 3.4-Behavioral Signals Driving Plasticity: Salience, Difficulty And Specificity
231-260 minutes:Module 4.1-Neural Signals Driving Plasticity: Neural Activity
260-275 minutes:Module 4.2-Neural Signals Driving Plasticity: Cell Signaling
275-287 minutes:Module 5.1-Anatomical Substrates of Swallowing: Biomechanics
287-302 minutes:Module 5.2-Neural Substrates of Swallowing: Cortical and Pontomedullary Systems
302-364 minutes:Module 5.3-Causes of Dysphagia: Neurological
364-371 minutes:Module 6.1-Assessing Dysfunction In Dysphagia
371-388 minutes:Module 6.2-Common Therapies
388-420 minutes:Module 6.3-Compensation Versus Recovery: Behavioral Strategies
420-447 minutes:Module 7.1-Driving Behavioral Signals To Enhance Clinical Outcome
447-461 minutes:Module 7.2-Driving Neural Signals To Enhance Clinical Outcome
461-482 minutes:Module 8.1-Factors Influencing Plasticity and Clinical Outcome: Underlying Causes
482-485 minutes:Module 8.2-Factors Influencing Plasticity and Clinical Outcome: Development and Aging
485-505 minutes:Module 8.3-Factors Influencing Plasticity and Clinical Outcome: Biological
505-525 minutes:Module 9.1-Tying it All Together for the Practicing SLP