A comprehensive overview of the characteristics of sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM) and its impact on swallowing performance is provided in this course. Best practices for swallowing assessment and the evidence currently available to guide the management of dysphagia are described. Patient videos are used to highlight concepts discussed.
Course created on September 21, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe pathogenesis of inclusion body myositis (IBM).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how IBM can impact swallowing function.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the current best evidence for providing dysphagia services in IBM.
|5-20 Minutes||Review of IBM|
|20-35 Minutes||Review of dysphagia in IBM|
|35-55 Minutes||Role of SLP when providing dysphagia service in IBM|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand
PhD CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Dr. Garand is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently Editor of Perspectives for SIG 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) and Vice Chairperson of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD). Her primary research interests include the impact of aging, motor neuron disease, and sleep-related disorders on swallowing function. Her work has been funded through the Veterans Affairs, ASHFoundation, and the University of South Alabama. You may find some of her scholarly contributions in Dysphagia, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Sleep and Breathing. Lastly, she continues to provide clinical services to patients as an clinical supervisor for graduate students in speech-language pathology.
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