Principles of Motor Learning in Dysphagia Management

Part 1 of Treatment Principles in Dysphagia Management | taught by Ianessa Humbert
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Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management

What You'll Learn

Motor learning is a field of study that aims to explain how movements improve and how those improvements are maintained. Much of our knowledge of motor learning is based on studies of the limbs and eyes. Most scientists agree that motor learning is a gradual or incremental process that involves reducing error to improve movement accuracy. Motor learning is new to the field of swallowing, relative to others. In this module, we discuss the basic principles of motor learning and how motor learning has shaped our knowledge about electrical stimulation and about biofeedback in therapy. Also discussed are immediately applicable ways that principles of motor learning can be incorporated into the clinical management of dysphagia. Learners will learn applicable ways to incorporate the principles of motor learning into clinical practice to increase critical thinking in dysphagia management.

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Ianessa Humbert
Ianessa Humbert
Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Humbert is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She has expertise in swallowing and swallowing disorders.


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