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Webinar Recording: Aspiration Pneumonia in Patients with Swallowing Disorders

Presented by Tiffany Mohr, MA, CCC-SLP

Click here for a recording of the live webinar broadcast on November 4, 2014. This video includes a 40 minutes presentation with an additional 20 minute Q&A session.

In this video, you will learn about pneumonia, a breathing condition in which there is swelling or an infection of the lungs or large airways. Aspiration pneumonia can occur when food, saliva, liquids, or vomit is breathed into the lungs or airways leading to the lungs.  This presentation will cover the risk factors, symptoms, assessment, and treatment for aspiration pneumonia, as aspiration pneumonia can be a serious life-threatening complication for those with swallowing disorders.

Tiffany Mohr is a speech-language pathologist at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Houston, Texas.  She works with Veterans who require Diagnostic and Treatment services in the areas of communication, cognition, respiration, swallowing, voice, and head and neck cancer.  Tiffany Mohr received her M.A. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston in 1999 and has been providing speech-language pathology services to those of all ages for nearly 15 years.

For more information about future webinars, as of mid-November 2014, please click here.

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Webinar Recording: Finding the Right Professional(s) for your Swallowing Disorder

Presented by Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Click here for a recording of the live webinar broadcast on September 30, 2014.

In this webinar, you will learn the role of different medical specialists in addressing swallowing problems. The different physician specialists are described, such as the ENT, the gastroenterologist, and more. The role of the speech-language pathologist in evaluating and treating all types of problems is described in detail in addition to the process and requirements needed to become a board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders (BCS-S).

Nancy B. Swigert is the director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health Lexington at their acute care facility in Lexington, KY.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S).  She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kentucky. She has authored six publications with Linguisystems (one on adult and one on pediatric dysphagia) and she lectures extensively in the areas of pediatric and adult dysphagia.  She received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.   She currently chairs the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She was president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1998 and chaired the Special Interest Group on Swallowing for three years. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for the NFOSD.

For more information about future webinars, as of mid-October 2014, please click here.

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SLPs… Just Want to Have Fun! View Amazing Laryngeal Karaoke Video.

Erin Las Vegas[Click on image to the left to jump right to the video.]

The NFOSD had the privilege of attending the 8th annual Advance Practices in Speech and Dysphagia Conference. The meeting held February 24th to 26th in Las Vegas and aptly nicknamed the Sin City Laryngology Conference was packed with almost 300 speech language swallowing professionals, Speech Language Pathologists and Physicians.

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Understanding Dysphagia


Screen Shot 2015-01-17 at 3.03.17 PMWe’re always on the lookout for outstanding educational material on the subject of swallowing disorders. We found this seven minute video on YouTube.

It is sponsored by Nestle Nutrition and describes the following: what is dysphagia, signs and symptoms, physical and psychological affects on the patient (and to some extent one’s family/friends), the anatomy of swallowing, and finally nutrition and hydration management. Theirs is a lot out there on YouTube, but this video packed in great content in a short clip.

Understanding Dysphagia Video Clip

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Thoughts of Water

Check out this little bonus video Steve Rosenfield and Tyler Brown put together for The National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders! You’ll gain an appreciation for something as simple as drinking water from Sonia Blue’s incredibly eloquent and powerful words; a must-hear for everyone. Andy Othling of Lowercase Noises provided the stellar soundtrack. Thank you for watching and please repost, you never know who you might be helping.

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