Detroit MI Certification Course

Saturday, November 07 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [EST]

36475 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI, 48154, United States


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Event Information

Saturday, November 07 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

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Please note: The email you choose to register is the email that will be our email on record. This email will receive any and all communications with us.This includes any course materials, certification details, and any follow up emails. If your email changes, it will be your responsibility to notify us so that we can alter our records. 



Course Date and Location

Livonia, MI | Saturday, November 7th, 2020

St. Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia

South Auditorium (basement), South Entrance

South 36475 Five Mile Rd

Livonia MI 48154


Lunch will not be provided.



Parking is available in the South parking lots of the Hospital for free.


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Course Description

MDTP is a systematic exercise-based approach to dysphagia therapy in adults.  Rather than a specific technique, MDTP is a framework from which to provide individualized therapy to adult patients.  This one-day intermediate course introduces participants to the conceptual basis of MDTP, provides the results of initial clinical studies documenting functional and physiologic benefits from MDTP intervention, describes in detail the components of MDTP, and provides step by step instruction for the evaluation and treatment of patients receiving the MDTP approach.


This course is offered for 0.85 ASHA CEUS (Intermediate level, Professional area)

The content of this seminar is not available to students


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to...

  1. Describe the components of MDTP therapy and differentiate this approach from more traditional therapy.

  2. Describe current clinical research supporting MDTP therapy.

  3. Explain how MDTP uses exercise principles to improve swallow function.

  4. Explain physiologic changes in swallowing that may result from various foods/liquids.

  5. Use specific clinical tools in the evaluation of patients for participation in MDTP therapy.

  6. Conduct MDTP therapy sessions and monitor patient progress and outcome.



Early Bird: Before September 7th, 2020: $475 USD

Regular Registration: After September 7th, 2020: $550 USD

No onsite registration.

**All Registrations are subject to an additional $9.99 processing fee. 


Timed Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 am     | Check In

8:00 - 9:30 am     | MDTP - What is it?  How does it differ from what we currently do?

                              AND Current evidence supporting MDTP

9:30 - 10:30 am   | Exercise principles in MDTP part 1

10:30 - 10:45 am | Break

10:45 - 11:30 am | Exercise principles in MDTP part 2

11:30 - 12:00pm  | The MDTP Food Hierarchy

12:00 - 1:00 pm   | Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 pm     | Swallowing Assessment and Outcome Protocols for MDTP

3:00 - 3:15 pm     | Break

3:15 - 5:45 pm     | Step by Step Therapy Procedures for MDTP

5:45 - 6:00 pm     | Questions and Answers



Speakers listed below are subject to change. Two or more speakers will present at every seminar.  


Cancellation Policy

Up to one week prior to the seminar, refunds will be made minus a processing fee of $100 USD.  No refunds will be available if cancelling within a week of the seminar nor following the seminar.


Seminar Location Change Policy

Once registered for a given MDTP seminar changing to a different seminar will require cancellation of the initial registration (See cancellation policy) and registering for a new seminar (pending space availability).


Course Materials

Course materials for MDTP seminars will be provided via internet download available one week prior to the seminar. Course Emails will be sent from Eventzilla ( make sure to check the email that you used to register. Alert us ( with changes to your registration/email/name.

Hard copy materials are limited to certain forms and handouts that will also be available to certified provided following the seminar on our website.

A non-disclosure agreement will be provided via internet download.  This agreement is mandatory to attend this seminar. The purpose of the NDA is to minimize erosion of MDTP via sharing with untrained professionals. The faculty will be happy to address any further details/questions at the seminar.



All attendees will be given access to the post test. All participants have one month (30 days) following the course to pass this test. The test may be taken as many times as needed but MUST be completed one month from the course date.



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About the Organizer

Florida Dysphagia Institute (FDI) provides current, evidence-based and clinically relevant information and experiences to clinicians and clinical researchers in the field of dysphagia management.


Event Speakers

Jessica Gregor obtained her Master's of Science in Speech Pathology at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2010. Over the past decade, Jessica has worked in a variety of medical settings (trauma, intensive care, acute care, acute rehab, long-term care, outpatient) at both VA and private sector hospitals. She holds her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). Specific dysphagic populations of interest include head/neck and esophageal cancer, tracheostomy, inflammatory myopathies, and neurodegenerative diseases. She has been a certified MDTP provider since 2015. Jessica is presently the lead swallowing specialist at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. She closely collaborates with ENT, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, and Neurology services for optimal dysphagia intervention.

Mary Burns, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with years of experience working across a variety of medical settings. She specializes in neurological rehabilitation with a special interest in dysphagia. She owns Overland Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation, LLC and provides mobile FEES across the state of Oregon. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, an MDTP certified provider, two time ACE recipient, mentor, and community educator.