MDTP Edison, NJ Certification Course

Saturday, June 29 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [EST]

70 James St., Edison, new jersey, 08818, United States

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Saturday, June 29 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [EST]

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, 70 James St., Edison, new jersey, 08818, United States.

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Course Date & Location:

Edison, NJ | Saturday, June 29, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health

JFK Conference Center

70 James St.

Edison, NJ 08818


The JFK Conference Center (70 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820) is conveniently located in Central New Jersey, 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan, 20 minutes from Newark International Airport, and 2 miles from the METROPARK train station (Iselin, NJ) which services Amtrak and NJ Transit lines. The Center is also readily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike.


Parking:Parking is free at and around the conference center except where indicated (Fitness Center Parking signs and green painted lines around the Fitness Center) 




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


Before May 18th, 2019: $475 USD

After May 18th, 2019: $525 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 - 8:00am | Check In

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

                                               AND Current evidence supporting MDTP

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

10:30 - 10:45am | Break

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

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

12:00 - 1:00pm | Lunch will be provided

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

3:00 - 3:15pm | Break

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

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


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) 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.