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Caregiver Training for Individuals Caring for Patients with Dysphagia

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

May 28, 2021

Critically ill individuals are often unable to participate actively in clinical-decision making, and the responsibility for this often falls to the caregiver. This course addresses caregiver and clini...   Read More


COVID-19 and Dysphagia: What We Need to Know

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 25, 2021

This course explores causal mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 and discusses critical information about assessment and treatment of these vulnerable patients, such as the need...   Read More


Decision-Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 10, 2021

This course discusses criteria, such as prognostic indicators, that are used by healthcare professionals when making ANH recommendations. Benefits and burdens of ANH vs. oral intake in various disease...   Read More

Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

February 24, 2021

This course reviews patient and family concerns that impact the ANH decision-making process, including religious beliefs and culture. Advance directives are discussed and resources for patients/famili...   Read More


Post-Extubation Dysphagia: Critical Information for Critical Patients

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 12, 2021

Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients, but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course provides information about risk factors for and causes and...   Read More

Neurogenic Dysphagia in Older Adults with Motor Disorders: Part 2

Jeanna Winchester, PhD

September 30, 2020

n Part One, we really had a strong focus on the central nervous system. In Part Two, we're going to touch on the central nervous system again when we talk about multiple sclerosis, but we really are g...   Read More


Neurogenic Dysphagia in Older Adults with Motor Disorders, Part 1

Jeanna Winchester, PhD

September 11, 2020

This course began with something that is within my wheelhouse which is working with older adults with various types of neurodegenerative disorders and different types of neurogenic issues. Then, of co...   Read More


Back to Basics: Applying Clinical Reasoning to the Clinical Swallow Assessment

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

May 7, 2020

I am thrilled to be talking about clinical assessment because this is one of my favorite topics. This course will help you apply some actual clinical reasoning to the clinical assessment process. I am...   Read More


Back to Basics: Swallow Screening: How, when, and who,

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 31, 2020

Let's first define an assessment. We typically want our assessment to be consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) framework, which addresses three levels of assessment. You are probably fam...   Read More


A Watched Pot Never Boils: Why Observing Swallowing is Unsuccessful and Risky

Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 10, 2020

“A watched pot never boils.” We have all heard that expression, right? It refers to that feeling that time goes very slowly when you are anxiously waiting for something to happen. We all know watc...   Read More

Research Watch Report: Quality of Life, Communication, and Swallowing in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 19, 2019

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive motor neuron disease that affects approximately 16,000 people in the United States at any given time (ALS Association, 2019). No effective treatmen...   Read More


20Q: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Dysphagia

Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

November 14, 2019

It gives me great pleasure to introduce this article on Pediatric Dysphagia, written by my colleague and good friend, Dr. Claire Miller, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP. I have had the privilege of working closely...   Read More


Dysphagia after Traumatic Brain Injury: Treatment

Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

October 31, 2019

Traumatic brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury” (Marr & Coronado, 2004). Alteration of co...   Read More


ALS: Impact on Nutrition

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

August 1, 2019

In this course, we will review the nutrition factor, look at diet recommendations and the pros and cons of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube use. After this course, you should be able to...   Read More


ALS: Medications and Oral Care

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

June 6, 2019

ALS is one of the progressive, debilitating neurodegenerative diseases, so it’s important to know what is available as far as medications and complementary alternative medications. Many times, patie...   Read More


ALS: Advantages and Disadvantages of Exercise

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

June 4, 2019

In this Part 2 course, we will be looking at exercise with the ALS population. Part 3 will cover the impact of nutrition. I will discuss diet recommendations and pros and cons of PEG tube usage for in...   Read More


Aspiration Pneumonia: It's Not Just Aspiration

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

May 8, 2019

I would like to start with defining pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection with a number of different potential causes. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or less commonly, a fungal agent. The s...   Read More


Pharmacology and Swallowing

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 19, 2019

I am going to spend some time talking about pharmacology and swallowing. I am a speech pathologist in a hospital setting and work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Those of you who do inpatie...   Read More


20Q: Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)

Karen J. Golding-Kushner, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

December 5, 2018

It is my pleasure to introduce this 20Q article on the subject of velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). I recall seeing some children for speech therapy in the early ‘80s who had similar facial charac...   Read More


Dentition: Oral Health, Hygiene and the Swallow (Part 2)

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

August 30, 2018

My experience in many facilities, and I hope yours is different than mine, was that mouth care was spotty at best. Many times, we really didn't have mouth care and unfortunately, that seemed to be rel...   Read More