Join Drs. Humbert and Plowman for their upcoming course in Boston, MA on April 29-30:
Course Description: Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are the primary providers of dysphagia and report spending the majority of their practice managing swallowing disorders in their healthcare settings. However, formal and informal training on normal and impaired swallowing for SLPs is lacking and inconsistent across academic and clinical training domains. Critical thinking in dysphagia management is needed to significantly shift SLP practice patterns. The overall goals of this course are for attendees to leave with the ability to apply objective physiologic metrics, to utilize a clinical decision tree, and to empower attendees with critical talking points to advocate for resources for patients with dysphagia.
1. Identify inconsistencies in clinical decision making for traditional and emerging treatment techniques.
2. Learn how to apply objective metric based measures to establish a diagnostic baseline and treatment gains in dysphagia management.
3. Derive physiologically based treatments to address several of the most common challenging swallowing pathophysiologies.
4. Learn to create and use a physiologically guided clinical decision tree to incorporate into your everyday practice.