Lubbock TX Certification Course

Saturday, March 07 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [CST]

8517 Urbana Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79424, United States

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Saturday, March 07 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [CST]

Lubbock Fire Association Union Hall, 8517 Urbana Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79424, United States.


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Course Date & Location:

Lubbock, TX | Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Lubbock Fire Association Union Hall

8517 Urbana Ave,

Lubbock, TX 79424


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



Early Bird: Before January 13th, 2020: $475 USD

Regular Registration: After January 13th, 2020: $550 USD

No onsite registration.


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.


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 - 12:00 pm  | The MDTP Food Hierarchy

12:00 - 1:00 pm    | Lunch is available for purchase in the surrounding area

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



What does registration to an MDTP seminar cover?


Registration to an MDTP seminar covers attendance at the seminar (approximately 8.5 hours of instruction plus a question/answer session at the conclusion of the seminar), seminar materials as a single download from our website ( PDF of course presentation slides and MDTP manual – a link is provided via email the week before the seminar), CEU processing if the seminar is within the USA, access to the MDTP certification post-test and provider certificate upon passing the post-test, listing in the global MDTP provider data base (a search engine that lists all current MDTP providers and is ‘searchable’ by other providers and the public at large), and a unique MDTP provider number that may be used for discounts of future FDI offerings (and possibly other offerings), and future MDTP/FDI functions (web forum and more).



Please note:  When you download your course materials please store the cyber files in a safe and convenient location.  You can print these files, but you are not authorized to share them.  Due to the cost of providing additional online/download materials we do not offer replacement or additional materials upon request



Two or more speakers will present at each Seminar. The Speakers for this course are listed below. Speakers are subject to change without notification. 

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).


Note Regarding 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.





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.

Contact the Organizer

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.

About Mary Burns, MS, CCC-SLP


Diane Longnecker is an Advanced Clinical Specialist for the speech pathology department at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She also holds her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). Diane has been using MDTP for over 5 years with a variety of patient populations and across a variety of clinical settings. She has also led the integration of MDTP into routine use for treatment of dysphagia in a large hospital system.

About Diane Longnecker, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S