We recognize that support groups can help bring together people facing similar issues. We also recognize that those with dysphagia may have barriers to attending in-person swallowing support groups for several reasons: they don’t exist in your location, you have physical disabilities that prevent you from easily traveling outside your home, and more.
Please note: These meetings are for persons directly impacted by swallowing disorders (patients, caregivers) and not speech-language pathologists.
A support group is not replacement for standard medical or psychological advice and care, but a support group can be an additional valuable resource to help you make connections with others facing similar challenges.
The adult swallowing support group will be moderated by Sonia Blue, a licensed marriage and family therapist who has a swallowing disorder, and Jan Pryor, a speech-language pathologist who is board-certified in the treatment of swallowing and swallowing disorders.
The pediatric swallowing support group will be moderated by Sonia Blue and Donna Edwards, who is a speech-language pathologist, board-certified in the treatment of swallowing and swallowing disorders, who is also the parent of a child who experienced dysphagia following a stroke and brain injury.
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