MDTP Milwaukee, WI Certification Course

Saturday, June 13 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [CST]

9200 W Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226, United States


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Event Information

Saturday, June 13 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [CST]

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Course Date & Location:

Froedtert Hospital Building 

Helfaer Auditorium, 1st floor

9200 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee WI, 53226


Lunch will be provided.


Parking: Free at Parking structure 1, attached to the hospital on level 2.


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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 April 13th, 2020: $475 USD

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

No onsite registration

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- Lunch will be provided

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 is a full-time acute care and outpatient SLP at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. Currently working on a business plan for a multidisciplinary swallow center at CCF. Interest in pharyngeal and esophageal manometry interpretation. Work history includes 5 years of VA and 5 years of private sector hospital employment.

Assistant Professor and Program Director for the MS in Speech-Language Pathology program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. She is the Director of the Rush University Swallowing Research Laboratory where she collaborates with physicians in pediatric neurology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, neuroradiology, and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Her current research interests include aging effects on swallowing physiology, high-flow nasal cannula effects on swallowing, and elucidating the common/shared neurologic pathways between swallowing and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases. She has been a practicing clinician for more than 20 years specializing in neurorehabilitation and dysphagia rehabilitation across the lifespan; she continues to evaluate and treat adult patients weekly. She has been an NIH-funded researcher, international visiting professor, and member of the SIG-13 Professional Development Committee. Finally, Dr. LaGorio has been an MDTP practitioner since 2006 when she joined Drs. Crary and Carnaby’s’ MDTP research team. She is joining the FDI as part of our MDTP instructor team.