Hard to Swallow: A Catalyst for Change in Dysphagia Management

Speakers: Ianessa Humbert PhD, CCC-SLP and Emily Plowman PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathology is the primary discipline that provides services to individuals with swallowing disorders (dysphagia). However, many practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may not incorporate swallowing physiology as a basis for clinical decision making, despite essential competency requirements for swallowing anatomy and physiology. Recent data indicate that SLPs practicing in dysphagia received insufficient training in their formal academic education on fundamentals of normal and disordered swallowing physiology. In addition to increasing knowledge of swallowing physiology, the overall goals of this course are to increase the . . .

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