The clinical management of Dysphagia is often perceived as one of the most challenging and daunting experiences. I was recently working with a patient admitted to our hospital with a history of CVA and a recent onset of Dysphagia. The medical referral stated that he was likely aspirating because he would start coughing within minutes of beginning a meal, and speech therapy was asked to make a recommendation for a modified diet consistency. The immediate and probable presumption was aspiration because the patient had a distant history of CVA and his pulmonary status was compromised with pneumonia. I knew this patient very well and indicated the following key points in my report: he did not experience a pharyngeal stage dysphagia with his original stroke, his vocal quality was markedly different in that he was atypically hoarse and his coughing was accompanied by a distinct acidic smell in the oral cavity. Lesson learned: persistent coughing is not necessarily a symptom of aspiration related to primary swallowing. This gentleman was eventually diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and a treatment plan was initiated to reduce the impact of this condition on his swallowing during PO intake.
Have you seen this type of patient in your practice? Did you know what to watch for, and what his symptoms were telling you? This patient’s situation is a reminder that we all need to fully appreciate the role of the esophagus in the management of swallowing disorders. Join me for a day filled with critical skills to increase your repertoire of Dysphagia management skills and tools.
Take home a 60+ page handbook that will serve as a comprehensive field guide to the assessment and treatment of Dysphagia. A supplemental handout section of the manual will provide you with screening tools, checklists, worksheets, cheat sheets and documentation forms that can be readily incorporated into your daily clinical practice. In addition to a comprehensive review of the manual's content, you will also benefit from actual Dysphagia videos, numerous case studies and in-class activities designed to assist in the internalization of some of the seminar's fundamental content. Increase your clinical confidence with this highly interactive and hands-on experience!
A Deeper Understanding of Dysphagia
Assessment and Screening Techniques
The Post Script
Technology and Resources for Therapy
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Gina England, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a clinical speech pathologist in New Hampshire for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings across the medical continuum of care including acute care, acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient therapy and neurological day treatment programs. Gina’s areas of interest and specialty have included cognitive rehabilitation, aphasia, motor speech, dysphagia and pediatric aquatic speech therapy. Since 2011, Gina has developed a private practice that focuses on the ongoing provision of direct clinical services and the participation in education and training workshops/ seminars across the United States.
Gina has presented at numerous state associations’ annual conferences, including the New Hampshire and Vermont Brain Injury Associations and the New Hampshire Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to her role as a public speaker, she has also been a part time clinical faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire. She is also adjunct faculty at Granite State College and Nashua Community College, both of which are in New Hampshire.
Gina maintains a New Hampshire state license and ASHA certification in Speech Pathology. She also serves on the governing board for the New Hampshire Speech, Language and Hearing Association as the vice-president for Professional Development. Gina welcomes the opportunity to share her humorous and engaging style of presentation, which allows continuing education to be both fun and functional.
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