Standardization of measures used in the interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies is necessary to facilitate communication across providers and to ensure the correct application of rehabilitation and compensatory strategies. This course will review the many videofluoroscopic swallow study metrics that are utilized across different stages of the lifespan, and report on the evidence that supports their correlation to treatment.
This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers.
Course created on November 5, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three reliable metrics that can be used for interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies in adult populations.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three reliable metrics that can be used for interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies in pediatric populations.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least one treatment target that is correlated to a metric derived from analysis of the videofluoroscopic swallow study.
|5-10 Minutes||Search strategy for metrics presented|
|10-25 Minutes||Review of metrics used for adult VFSS|
|25-40 Minutes||Review of metrics used for pediatric VFSS|
|40-55 Minutes||Using VFSS metrics to set treatment goals|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Debra M. Suiter
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Debra Suiter is Director of the Voice and Swallow Clinic and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky. She has published her research in a number of peer-reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally. She is co-editor with Dr. Memorie Gosa of a recently published textbook on swallowing assessment and treatment across the lifespan. Dr. Suiter’s research and clinical interests focus on assessment and treatment of adults with swallowing disorders. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Memorie M. Gosa
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Memorie M. Gosa is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders with more than 15 years of clinical and research experience in the area of pediatric dysphagia diagnosis and management. Dr. Gosa is an associate professor at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and maintains a clinical practice at The University of Alabama's Speech and Hearing Center and at Druid City Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. She is also the chair of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of pediatric dysphagia and is a co-editor of the newly published textbook, Assessing and Treating Dysphagia: A Lifespan Perspective.
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