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Rethinking Rehab of Dysphagia:
From peripheral to central adaptation
Referentin: Maggie-Lee Huckabee PhD
University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research
Christchurch New Zealand

2-tägiges Seminar in München: 17. & 18.09.2018
Montag: 9:00-17:30 und Dienstag: 9:00-16:30


A survey of behavioural rehabilitation approaches for
impaired swallowing reveals a strong historical bias toward
muscle strengthening. Strength training is known to change
peripheral muscle but is not considered to change the central
neural drive of that muscle for functional tasks. More recently
explored non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) approaches
focus on maximizing central modulation of swallowing by
enhancing mechanisms of neural plasticity. These
approaches alter neural excitability but have limitations in task
specificity. Skill-based training for swallowing impairment is
targeted toward maximizing cortical modulation through
behaviourally driven neural plasticity that is task specific in
nature. This lecture will address the development of skillbased
rehabilitation approaches for swallowing. The
importance of biofeedback applications will be emphasized
through the inclusion of a hands on session using the
Biofeedback in Strength and Skill Training Software.
Day one:
- Rehab of dysphagia
- Changing Muscle
- Changing Brain through non-invasive brain stim
- Changing brain through behavioural skill training: A task
specific approach to neural change
- Skill Training in Swallowing in more detail
- Definitions, justification, theory, foundation research
Biofeedback in Skill Training
Day Two:
- Biofeedback in Strength and Skill Training: Hands on
- Outcome measurement for rehabilitation
- Quantifying change: ultrasound, quantitative VFSS,