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Swallow: A Documentary



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Webinar Recording: Building a Future that is Easier to Swallow

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Originally Broadcast Live on December 7, 2016

Presentation Description: Dysphagia is an increasing problem worldwide and conventional treatments are not keeping up with the demand for timely and more effective management. A exciting array of new technologies is emerging which will make life very different — in good ways — for those with swallowing difficulties in decades to come. This presentation will discuss some of the most exciting developments with some guesses about the future shape of swallowing rehabilitation.

martin-birchall-2016-2Presenter: Dr. Martin Birchall, is a Surgeon specializing in the management of disorders of the head and neck, voice and swallowing. Martin, with co-workers at UCL and overseas, developed decellularized biologic airway scaffolds combined with autologous cells and stem cells (either differentiated or undifferentiated), culminating in the world’s first stem cell based organ transplant in an adult (Lancet, 2008, 2014) and in a child (Lancet, 2012). In October, 2010, Martin performed the world’s first combined laryngeal and tracheal transplant with surgeons at the University of California Davis in a Californian woman who is now talking well. He was named Daily Telegraph-Morgan Stanley Briton of the Year for Science and Technology in 2009 and is the first ENT surgeon to be elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences (2011) and the first to be elected NIHR Senior Investigator (2014) and to serve on the UK’s REF exercise. He runs a large multi-million pound transatlantic research programme funded by MRC, CIRM, TSB and NIHR, dedicated to the development of tissue-engineered organ replacements.



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Webinar Recording: Gaining Greater Body Image when Living with Dysphagia

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Originally Broadcast Live on August 3, 2016

Presentation Description: Dr. Fingeret’s talk with explore the concept of body image as it relates to dysphagia, reviewing the manner in which functional changes to swallowing and speech impact perceptions, thoughts and feelings about one’s body. She will review some research she has conducted in this area and offer practical tips and strategies for improving body image awareness and acceptance. She will also share insights from her experience as a NFOSD Swallowing Support Group leader and ways that support groups enhance coping for patients as they struggle with body image changes. continue reading →



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Webinar Recording: Practical Considerations of Family Concerns Related to Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing

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This webinar was broadcast live on June 30th, 2016.

Learner Outcomes: By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1.   Identify and discuss pediatric feeding and swallowing development and recommended  progression of diet according to child’s skill level.

2.   Determine four functional oral feeding mealtime interventions for varied skill levels and varied etiologies.

3.   Identify four resources to promote mealtime success in the home, school and community.

4.   Discuss responses to submitted frequently asked questions regarding pediatric feeding and swallowing. continue reading →



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Swallow Documentary – Available in Greek

“Swallow – A Documentary” originally created by the NFOSD has been translated with Greek subtitles by Mary Mavromati who is a speech-language pathologist who works at a clinic run by her brother, Apostolos Mavromati.



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Webinar Recording: Living with Dysphagia – A Patient/Caregiver Panel

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Description: This webinar was broadcast live on July 14, 2015. It consisted of a panel of patients and caregivers who have been impacted by dysphagia. The panel was moderated by a medical speech-language pathologist with expertise in swallowing disorders. Each panelist briefly shared their experience with dysphagia.  The webinar was then opened to the audience to ask both general questions to the entire panel and specific questions directed towards an individual panelist.

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