Course

Behavioral Cough Suppression Therapy for Patients with Refractory Chronic Cough

Presented by Laurie J. Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course will describe how cough hypersensitivity as an underlying cause of refractory chronic cough, define the purpose of and theoretical rationale for behavioral cough suppression therapy from a neuroplasticity standpoint, and integrate the basic components of behavioral cough suppression therapy and guidelines for determining appropriate candidates for the therapy.
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Meet Your Presenter

Dr. Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP earned a M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University in 2000. She worked in medical settings for 10 years before beginning doctoral studies. She earned a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Montana in 2015 and is now an Associate Professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences at University of Montana. She specializes in voice and upper airway disorders and her primary area of research is behavioral treatments for refractory chronic cough.

Accreditation

  • This course qualifies for 10 CMH (certified maintenance hours).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how cough hypersensitivity as an underlying cause of refractory chronic cough.
  2. Define the purpose of and theoretical rationale for behavioral cough suppression therapy from a neuroplasticity standpoint.
  3. Integrate the basic components of behavioral cough suppression therapy and guidelines for determining appropriate candidates for the therapy.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introductions and lecture begins.
  • 0:50 - Finalize lecture and address any remaining questions from participants.
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz.

Instructional Level

Intermediate
Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

Speech-language pathologists who address chronic cough.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course was part of the Therapy Insights Continuing Education Task Force application to become an accredited ASHA CE Provider, wherein we demonstrated our commitment to meeting the high standards of the ASHA Continuing Education Board.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is awarded a grant through the Montana IDeA Network of Behavioral Research Network.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture

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