Get Focused: A FEES Interpretation Course  (4118-001)
Carolina Speech Pathology

Get Focused: A FEES Interpretation Course (4118-001)

Regular price $250.00

Date: December 1, 2018 

Location: Cary, NC

This course is a workshop for clinicians who have already received FEES Training. The purpose of this course is to improve clinicians’ interpretation skills. This course will briefly review a FEES protocol and discuss implementation of rating scales. There will be exercises to practice verbiage for describing laryngeal abnormalities and interpretation of a variety of swallowing abnormalities with the goal of improving analysis of FEES exam and documentation of findings.


$250 (Group rates available for 5 or more)

Hotel Recommendations:

Rooms are available at the SpringHill Suites where the conference is being held. SpringHill Suites 1128 Ledsome Lane Cary, NC 27511 919-977-7244


This course is taught by Beth Cormell, M.S., CCC-SLP and Selena Reece, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S.

Beth Cormell, M.S.,CCC-SLP has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and is currently working as a clinical SLP at UNCRex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. She initiated the FEES program at UNCRex in 1997, and since, has completed thousands of FEES. Beth not only trains all UNCRex speech staff on FEES, but has also been instrumental in training clinicians and implementing new FEES program throughout the country. She has taught FEES courses for more than 18 years, has presented short courses on FEES implementation and application at NCSHLA’s Annual Convention and at the ASHA Convention. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist

Selena Reece received her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and became a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing in 2015. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing mobile FEES services.

Selena has been training clinicians on FEES throughout the U.S. since 2012 and was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episode 18. She has been She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist.


8:00:               Sign in (complimentary coffee and pastries)

8:15:               Welcome, Introductions

8:30:               A brief overview of FEES protocol

9:00:               Describe Normal Anatomical Variants

9:30:               Describe Anatomical Abnormalities

10:00:             Introduction to Rating Scales       

10:15:             Interpretation Workshop 1: Using Rating Scales with FEES

12:00:             Lunch (on your own)

1:00:               Is my patient stable enough for a FEES?

2:00:               Interpretation Workshop 2: Do you see what I see?

3:30:               Interpretation Workshop 3: Writing a report

5:00:               Review Workshop Reports

5:30:               Summary/Questions

5:45                Adjourn

*Agenda may fluctuate

Learning Objectives:

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Accurately identify anatomical variations and normal and abnormal swallowing during FEES.
  2. Implement use of rating scales to improve intra and inter-rater reliability for FEES.
  3. Accurately analyze and interpret FEES exams.


    Beth Cormell has the following financial relationship to disclose: Ms. Cormell is a paid employee of RexUNC in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course. Ms. Cormell is also the owner of Dysphagia Seminars, PLLC. Ms Cormell has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

    Selena Reece is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC and has no non- financial relationships to disclose.

    This course is offered for 0.85 ASHA CEUs.

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