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Dysphagia (swallowing disorder) — so many questions — so many answers! (Webinar 4/30/14)

Webinar graphicThe National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders is offering a free webinar on swallowing disorders. This is the first time that a webinar for swallowing disorder patients has ever been offered. If you are a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) or know someone with a swallowing disorder, please share this web page with them.

This isn’t your grandparent’s webinar. Have you ever wondered…

  • How does swallowing actually work?
  • Why am I having difficulty swallowing and who is susceptible for this disorder?
  • What is aspiration and why should I care?
  • What are the warning signs and symptoms of a swallowing issue?
  • What assessment techniques are available to diagnose a disorder?
  • Are there effective treatments and, if so, what are they?
  • Is surface electromyography (sEMG) the answer?
  • What is IOPI and how could biofeedback be used for rehabilitation?

The Webinar will consist of a presentation by an expert SLP who is a Board Certified Swallowing Specialist and who leads a team of speech and swallowing disorder assessment and rehabilitation professionals at a top hospital. She has volunteered her time to help raise awareness. Video clips will be shown to illustrate important points. Text messaging can be used to ask questions.

Date: April 30, 2014 (Wednesday)

Time: 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CST, 6:00 PM MST, 5:00 PM PST)

Duration: About 1 hour for the presentation and up to 30 minutes for Q&A

Please add this to your calendar. All you need is a computer with sound capabilities, a web browser and a reasonable internet connection. To sign up, click the link below. Once you fill out the registration, the page will refresh and there will be a confirmation message at the bottom of the page that your registration was received.

Click here to register. Participation is limited, so register now.

We hope you are able to attend this event.

Medical disclaimer. This Webinar is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with an appropriate health care professional, as each individual’s medical situation is unique. It is important that you consult with your medical professional (e.g., physician, SLP) before implementing any course of treatment. Experiences which are new to you should be done with the help of a caregiver and when access to emergency medical care is available.