MDTP San Diego Certification Course

Saturday, January 12 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM [EST]

4077, Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92103, United States

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Saturday, January 12 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM [EST]

Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077, San Diego, CA, 92103, United States.




Course Date & Location:

San Diego, CA | Saturday, January 12, 2019




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)

This course is not available to students


Before November 30, 2018: $475 USD

After December 1, 2018: $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:

7:00-8:00  | 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- 10:30 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


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 either USB stick provided at the seminar or via internet download available one week prior to the seminar.

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