Respiratory Muscle Training for the Treatment of Dysphagia

Presented by Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) is a device-driven therapy with a growing evidence base. In this course, participants will learn about applications of RMT in the treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia.
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Meet Your Presenter

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a medical speech-language pathologist in Raleigh, NC, USA. She has more than 12 years of experience treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings. She has been instrumental in establishing Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) programs in multiple healthcare facilities, and has spoken internationally on RMT. Brooke also 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.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Name at least two considerations for candidacy for respiratory muscle training and dysphagia.
  2. Summarize relevant literature supporting respiratory muscle training in dysphagia.
  3. List two evidence-based treatment devices used for respiratory muscle training.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Overview of respiratory anatomy/physiology; principles of strength training
  • 0:10 - Introduction to respiratory muscle training
  • 0:20 - Evidence for Expiratory Muscle Training in normal and disordered swallowing
  • 0:40 - Device selection; incorporating RMT into the dysphagia toolbox
  • 0:50 - Q/A session
  • 1:00 - Course ends + quiz

Instructional Level

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 work with adults.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until August 17, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • UNC Rex Hospital (employee) MedSLP Consultants (owner).

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.

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