Course Curriculum

Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists who use or are interested in using or purchasing the IOPI. 

Successful completion: requires attendance for the entire session, completion of a learning assessment, and course evaluation. No partial credit is available.

Content Area: Professional

Subject Code: 1040 

Course ID: ABKR 2303

Course Availability: 02/13/2023-02/14/25

Speaker Information:  Ed M. Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, has been an invited speaker on various topics in dysphagia, both nationally and internationally. He has guest lectured for universities as well as state and national conventions. He has served as an invited reviewer for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Adult Dysphagia Practice Portal, which guides speech pathologists treating swallowing across the United States. Ed has been a guest on national and international dysphagia podcasts, has written blogs concerning dysphagia-related topics for internationally recognized Dysphagia Cafe, and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. As adjunct faculty, he teaches graduate-level swallowing courses at the University of Maryland.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Fulltime salary from IOPI Medical, LLC;  Cofounder of A-ZTEC Nonfinancial: None

 Course Disclosure: The course will only discuss research related to the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument. 

 Course objectives: The participants will:

  • Identify levels of evidence
  • Identify the role of IOPI in detecting dysphagia in people with ALS
  • List factors that cause sarcopenia
  • Explain the treatment rationale for sleep apnea


Introduction  0-1 minutes
Research Review 1-3 minutes
Systematic Review and Meta Analysis 3-5 minutes
Effortful swallow 5-7 minutes
ALS 7-10 minutes
Sarcopenic dysphagia 10-18 minutes
De-training effects 18-21 minutes
Stroke 21-22 minutes
Sleep apnea 22-30 minutes

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