Course Description

About: Down the Hatch (DtH) is the first swallowing podcast focused on hot topics relevant to swallowing clinicians throughout the world. With lively banter, speech pathologists Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Alicia Vose, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  take on controversial topics in the field of dysphagia management, while inter-weaving various levels of evidence: anecdotes, clinical experience and the scientific literature. Listeners can expect to broaden their view of what is thought to be fact versus fiction in the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Educational Level: Intermediate - Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of subject matter. 

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the major challenges for advocacy in dysphagia management 
  • Differentiate between evidence-based and theory-based practice in dysphagia management
  • List 3 major challenges of formal and informal dysphagia education
  • Learn to create and use  physiologically-guided therapy plans to incorporate into clear medical documentation
  • Describe 2 principles of electrical stimulation and expiratory muscle strength training for dysphagia management
  • Identify 3 key similarities and differences between normal and abnormal swallowing
  • List 3 commonly over-interpreted findings from the Clinical Swallowing Evaluation
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    Down the Hatch Podcast Episodes

    • Down the Hatch: The Swallowing Podcast

    • Everybody's Doing It

    • Asked and Answered

    • What is Normal?

    • Advocacy in Dysphagia Management - A Neurologist's Perspective

    • Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

    • Addressing the Researcher Clinician Divide - Intro to Dysphagia Grand Rounds

    • What's the Deal with E-Stim?

    • Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) in Dysphagia Management

    • Dysphagia Documentation Dilemma

    • The State of Dysphagia Education and Training

    • SLP Solidarity

    • Piecing together the Clinical Swallowing Evaluation (CSE)

    • EXPERT RANT #1 with Dr. Catriona Steele

    • Evidence-Based Practice or Theory-Based Practice?

    • 2017 Year In Review

    • 50 Shades of GRAY - Addressing the SLP relationship with Radiology

    • EXPERT RANT #2 - Be the Expert!

    • Wreak Havoc: Are you sure your dysphagic patients need strengthening?

    • The Big Squeeze

    • Diet and Exercise

    • Gender Bias in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    • Into the Mouth of Babes: A Pediatric Dysphagia Primer

    • 12 Step Plan for Competence in Dysphagia Management

    • Tell Me What To Do!

    • Swallowing Physiology Series: Oral Preparation

    • Swallowing Physiology Series: Base of Tongue Retraction

    • Swallowing Physiology Series: Swallow Trigger

    • Swallowing Physiology Series: Laryngeal Vestibule Closure

    • Swallowing Physiology Series: Pharynx and UES

    • Experience versus Expertise

    • GIVE HOPE! Reflections on Living with a Swallowing Disorder

    • Response to the Give Hope podcast episode

    • Head and Neck Cancer

    • COVID Era and SLP dysphagia practice

    • Swallow Neurophysiology Series: Swallowing Neural Control 101

    • Swallow Neurophysiology Series: Experience Dependent Plasticity in Dysphagia Management

    • Swallow Neurophysiology Series: Sensation and Perception

    • Swallow Neurophysiology Series: Cranial Nerves

    • Swallow Neurophysiology Series: Motor Learning

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