ASHA 2018: Jumpstart Your Swallowing Knowledge

Recording of the talk presented at the ASHA Convention in Boston on November 16, 2018 | Taught by: Ianessa Humbert and Rinki Varindani Desai
$9.00 / month
Swallowing Training and Education Portal

Course description

The role of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in dysphagia management has changed considerably over the past decade. Despite being regarded as "swallowing experts", evidence suggests that many SLPs question their knowledge base, skills and competence in swallowing and swallowing disorders. This course will help bust some myths and provide students and clinicians with revolutionary learning solutions to jumpstart their knowledge in the area of dysphagia management.

After watching this course, students will be able to:

1. Discuss the evolution of the SLP's role in dysphagia management
2. Identify inefficiencies in traditional SLP training in normal and disordered swallowing
3. Explore novel solutions for improving dysphagia education and training

Taught By

Ianessa Humbert and Rinki Varindani Desai
Ianessa Humbert and Rinki Varindani Desai

Dr. Ianessa Humbert is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She has expertise in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Dr. Humbert’s research program is focused on the physiological mechanisms of swallowing disorders and the development of rehabilitation strategies for dysfunction. Dr. Humbert’s research has been steadily supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, The American Heart Association, and The American Speech Language Hearing Association since 2006. Dr. Humbert is a widely sought after invited speaker at several regional, national, and international clinical and scientific meetings. She has created online courses for CEU credit on swallowing physiology and clinical practice, and is the author of the Swallowing Pocket Guide: A Quick Reference for Muscles and Innervation, which has sold several hundred copies nationally and internationally.

Rinki Varindani Desai is an ASHA-certified medical speech-language pathologist, a certified brain injury specialist and certified dementia practitioner; specializing in the assessment and treatment of cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in adults. She has extensively treated adults with dysphagia in the acute care and long-term care medical settings. Rinki has founded the Medical SLP Forum, co-created the mobile app Dysphagia Therapy and is the co-founder of Dysphagia Grand Rounds and the Swallowing Training and Education Portal websites. She currently serves as the Associate Editor of Perspectives on ASHA’s SIG 13 Editorial Review Committee as Co-Chair on the Dysphagia Research Society’s Website, Communications and Public Relations Committee and volunteers with the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders. She has spoken at a several national and international conferences and written articles on topics related to adult dysphagia. Originally an SLP from Mumbai, India; Rinki currently practices in Dallas, Texas.

Reviews (14)

by Farzeen Surve
It was an amazing introductory lecture which busted many myths and help in understanding it better, would like to learn more from the STEP community. Thank You

by Kimberly Whatts

Excellent

by George Barnes
Wonderful review of oropharyngeal function, the STEP website offerings, as well as our role in advancing the field of dysphagia. Loved it!
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by Farzeen Surve
It was an amazing introductory lecture which busted many myths and help in understanding it better, would like to learn more from the STEP community. Thank You

by Kimberly Whatts

Excellent

by George Barnes
Wonderful review of oropharyngeal function, the STEP website offerings, as well as our role in advancing the field of dysphagia. Loved it!

Great introduction

by Mary Walsh
I liked the history of dysphagia you presented.

by Trupti Kulkarni

Excellent

by Sonal Chitnis
Absolutely brilliant resource in swallowing & related educated, research ! Kudos Dr Humbert & Ms Rinki for STEP portal need of an hour in imparting education in dysphagia☺👍

by nazla poonthala

Apesar de adequado, não se imagina o quão maravilhoso e essencial será o conteúdo.

by Leticia Freixo
Maravilhoso.

by Katie Perkins
Loved how accessible and concrete the visuals were to demonstrate swallowing and swallowing concerns.

by Eileen O'Connell
Love this!

Great! Loved it!

by Cristina Vargas
I loved how informative and interactive it was. I learned so much in such little time! It has me excited to continue my journey increasing my competence and overall knowledge in dysphagia management. Thank you!!

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by Melissa Andrews-Salvia
The graphics and visuals were engaging and educational. They aided in learning about this topic. Thanks for this course!

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by Lauryn Dorzback
Great overview of normal swallow anatomy and physiology, as well as dysphagia education resources!

Excellent

by debbie carter
So excited to start wit STEP