This is Part 2 of a week-long series, An Update on Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment: How to Do It and Why. There is currently considerable variability in how speech-language pathologists perform instrumental assessments of swallowing. This course will focus on videofluoroscopic and endoscopic evaluations of swallowing, including a discussion regarding advantages and possible disadvantages of using a standardized protocol when performing each. This course is open captioned. (Part 1: Course 7678, Part 3: Course 7680, Part 4: Course 7681, Part 5: Course 7682)
Course created on July 12, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the purpose of an instrumental swallow evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three advantages and disadvantages of videofluoroscopic swallow evaluation and endoscopic swallow evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three aspects of the instrumental examination that can be standardized.
|40-55 Minutes||Standardization of Protocol|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Debra Suiter is Director of the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. Together with Dr. Steven Leder, Dr. Suiter developed the Yale Swallow Protocol, a tool for determining aspiration risk. Dr. Suiter’s research and clinical interests focus on assessment and treatment of adults with swallowing disorders. She is the current Chair of ASHA’s Board of Special Interest Coordinators, a member of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society.
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