The Swallow Your Pride Podcast was created with the purpose of diving deeper into the issues that speech-language pathologists face when working with patients with swallowing disorders.
We’ll discuss many controversial topics in order to provide the LATEST evidence-based treatment strategies, and create a community of dysphagia clinicians who want to consume incredibly valuable insight and information.
Our goal is to allow you to #swallowyourpride, and be open and willing to try the latest in evidence based treatment approaches by learning from experts and researchers in our field in order to create the best outcomes for our patients who need it most!
New on the Podcast
Emily Rankin is sharing her story that takes her from ultrasound tech to SLP Grad Student and the MedSLP Collective Member of the Month.
Emily Rankin is sharing her story that takes her from ultrasound tech to SLP Grad Student and the MedSLP Collective Member of the Month.
Swallow Your Pride podcast listeners submitted questions for the podcast creator, Theresa Richard, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, in celebration of the 200th episode and 4 year anniversary of the podcast and she's answering each question in episode 206!
In this week’s episode of SYP, I have the honor of talking with 3 SLPs from Tampa General Hospital. They discuss their experiences of creating a brand new CF position, mentoring CFs, and landing your dream acute CFY.
204 – The Tale of Two Dysphagia Survivors: How a Support Group Can Make All the Difference with Maggie Donaker, MS CCC-SLP, Kristin Winter, MEd CCC-SLP, Len Amato, and Tom LaGreca
Maggie Donaker and Kristin Winter have partnered together to share about their virtual support group for people living with dysphagia, Dysphagia Digest.
Lyndsay Parker, MS, CCC-SLP is giving us the details on reimbursement and billing in the SNF setting to empower SLPs to advocate more effectively, gain the respect of their colleagues, and get the tools they need to do their job without begging every time a patient needs a FEES or MBSS.
Emily Baker, MS, CCC-SLP is on episode 202 of Swallow Your Pride to give you the details of dysphagia risk in your cardiopulmonary patients.
201- It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself! From SLP to Anesthesiologist – Meg Folsom, M.D., M.S. CCC/SLP
Dr. Meg Folsom (formerly Heglund) was previously on episode 127 which happened to be our most downloaded episode ever! We asked her to come back to kick off the 200s episodes and also gain some inspiration about what it’s like to finally take the leap you want in your career.
200- A Round of Applause for ASHA: Policy Changes + Partners in Advocacy- Monica Sampson, PhD, CCC-SLP
If you’ve ever doubted ASHA’s support of SLPs, then listen up. This episode will give you a new appreciation for our professional association and partner in advocacy.
Dr. Miles shares research findings related to the validated New Zealand Secretion Scale (NZSS), and how we can use this tool to enhance clinical decision making and quantify risk for our patients with dysphagia.
In episode 198, we define neural plasticity, talk about why it matters to clinicians, discuss evidence for plasticity and dysphagia, and dive into the use of adjuvant therapies
197- Six and a Half Years NPO: A Story of Hope and Healing- Sonia Blue M.A., LMFT, Former President of NFOSD & Jan C Pryor PhC, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Sonia Blue and Jan Pryor have a candid conversation about dysphagia survivorship, grief, hope, and healing.
In episode 196, we cover the prevalence of lymphedema, clinical indicators, treatment options and modalities, and getting over the barriers that keep many SLPs from stepping into the lymphedema world!
195 – Another Tool In the Toolkit: The PRESS Model to Predict Swallowing Recovery – Caroline Traub M.S, CCC-SLP and Marian Galovic MD
In episode 195, we discuss PRESS, a prognostic model of swallowing recovery and enteral tube feeding after stroke.
194 – Don't Sleep on Sleep Apnea: The Link Between Swallowing & OSA- Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE and Emma Wallace PhD
Research estimates that there are nearly 1 billion adults living with obstructive sleep apnea worldwide. 1 BILLION! But what do we really know about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as speech language pathologists?
We look at the type of scale it is, how we interpret it, and the usefulness in both clinical and research contexts.
192 – More than Motor Speech Drills: Meaningful Therapy for Parkinson's Disease – Valeria “Libbie” Gary M.A., CCC-SLP
Episode 192 is all about moving beyond the motor speech drills and empowering patients through advocacy, support groups, and movement.
We are exploring what it is like to work in a critical access hospital (CAH) with the small town SLP that does it all, Heather Riga.
Dr. Ervin Sejdic joins me to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in dysphagia management, and the cutting edge research he’s doing with one of our field’s finest, Dr. James Coyle.
In episode 189 I am joined by Rebecca Flowers, inpatient rehab SLP extraordinaire. Rebecca shares her wisdom when it comes to disordered consciousness, and talks through the tools for meaningful assessment and treatment in this population.
Kristin Lyons MA, CCC-SLP joins me in episode 188 to discuss her role as a SLP for pediatric oncology patients.
Dr. Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald and Dr. Samantha Shune discuss their impactful research in the area of dysphagia-related caregiver burden.
Dr. Elizabeth Krupinski joins me to discuss how the pandemic has highlighted the capabilities of telemedicine.
Updating your resume regularly will make you a more hirable candidate! But not everyone is a natural when it comes to crafting resumes.
184 – From Patient to President of the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders: Ed's Story- Edward Steger
Ed Steger tells his powerful story from head and neck cancer patient to becoming president of the NFOSD.
In episode 183, we take a look at the possibilities of quantifying dysphagia risk factors and predicting the likelihood of pneumonia.
With increased laryngeal injuries due to prolonged intubations and an influx of patients in need of rehabilitation due to COVID-19, we have a huge opportunity as a profession.
One year after the WHO declared the coronavirus a pandemic, we are taking a look at the ways it has changed us all.
John Holahan, the founder of SimplyThick, is here to discuss how we can all embrace IDDSI. John tells us about the exciting projects his company is working on behind the scenes (top secret recipes included), some facts about the decision making and implementation of IDDSI, and a plethora of resources available for SLPs to learn more about the framework.
179 – Chew on This: Dining Health & Dysphagia with the Founder of Savorease – Reva Barewal DDS, MS, Dipl ABDSM
In episode 179, you will hear all about Dr. Reva Barewal's fascinating work in the areas of mastication, dysphagia, transitional food science, and the psychosocial implications of dysphagia.
178 – Results are In! A Survey of Radiologists and SLPs: Key Findings, Unique Perspectives & Tips for Collaboration – Benjamin Mervak & Lauren Hermann
Lauren Hermann, M.S. CCC-SLP has teamed up with Dr. Benjamin Mervak, Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, to research the dynamics of the SLP + Radiologist relationship.
177 – Is Your “E-Stim” Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)? – Russell A Campbell PT and CEO of Ampcare, LLC
Russ Campbell walks us through what electrical stimulation actually encompasses, what NMES is, and what the research says about E-stim as a treatment for dysphagia.
Kelsey Day talks with us about the Clinical Writing for Dysphagia Diagnostics course and the need for more consistency in our field.
175 – One on One with the Co-Creator of EMST – Christine Sapienza Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
In episode 175, Dr. Sapienza takes us back to her days as a doctoral student to tell the fascinating story of the development of EMST
After 173 episodes of dysphagia-centric topics, we’re finally opening up a conversation about APHASIA with Megan Sutton!
Amanda Weissberg has made it her mission to spread awareness about this topic. She’s here to talk about crushing meds, collaborating with pharmacy, and the resources available to empower SLPs when it comes to pill dysphagia.
172 – End of Life Feeding Decisions: Integrating Nutrition and Swallowing Perspectives – Lyndsay Parker and Morgan Mendenhall
This week’s guests are Lyndsay Parker and Morgan Mendenhall, a SLP + RDN sister duo! Listen in as we discuss End of Life Feeding Decisions.
Dr. James Curtis reviews a substantial body of literature on FEES to enhance our endoscopic practice patterns and improve our ability to interpret what we see.
Dr. James Curtis reviews a substantial body of literature on FEES to enhance our endoscopic practice patterns and improve our ability to interpret what we see.
Sarah Busser, Med SLP and Certified Brain Injury Specialist, is here to talk about promoting patient autonomy and the best approach to developing a treatment plan.
In Part 2 of her series on Total Laryngectomy, Kelly Salmon SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLT-LANA, NDC covers the role of the SLP in the immediate post-operative phase within the acute care setting.
167 – Total Laryngectomy 101 Part 1: The Pre-Op Phase – Kelly Salmon, SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLT-LANA, NDC
Kelly Salmon is back to discuss all things laryngectomy. It is a great starting point if you are interested in learning more about this population, or you just need a little refresher!
Tune in to episode 166 of SYP as Kara Jones shares the lingering effects and lasting impact of her personal experience with COVID as a SLP.
The year 2020 was difficult. We all faced our own unique challenges, but I want you to hear how my friend Casey Quinn-Daly has turned the challenges she faced into the catalysts for her personal and professional growth.
Christoph Schmitz, an experienced medical device expert, discusses technology terminology, the endoscope industry, software considerations, the customer experience, and more!
Isabel Lawton gives us all the tools for talking when the stakes are high…emotional intelligence and crucial conversations for the Med SLP.
This episode Is dedicated to all things BCS-S , or Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. BUT, Before Selena and Theresa get Into the designation of BCS-S, they discuss the recent controversy In the dysphagia world.
Andrea Hayes is back by popular demand to give a crash course in neuroanatomy. She shares fun and functional facts about the brain, along with practical applications for medical SLPs.
160 – The SLP Role in the Emergency Department – Kelsey Day, MS, CCC-SLP & Catherine Wu, MA, CCC-SLP
Kelsey Day and Catherine Wu of California Hospital Medical Center, a trauma and stroke center in downtown Los Angeles, are on the podcast to discuss the role of the SLP in the emergency room.
159 – Words Matter: A Palliative Care Physician's Perspective – Michael David Barnett MD, MS, FACP, FAAP, FAAHPM
Dr. Barnett is a palliative care physician who knows a thing or two about having empathetic conversations and delivering difficult news.
Michelle Dawson of the First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional podcast talks about all things pediatric feeding disorders and early intervention.
157 – Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going – Michael Groher, Professor Emeritus, University of Redlands, ASHA Honors and Fellow
Dr. Michael Groher takes a walk down memory lane and tells us about his early encounters with videofluoroscopy, electric stimulation, and modified diets.
156 – Cultural Conversations, Continued – Jordyn Carroll M.S, CCC-SLP and Chelsie Esek, M.S., CCC-SLP, FCCS
Jordyn and Chelsie are alumni of a Historically Black University, practicing SLPs, roommates, and advocates for Black Indigenious and People of Color (BIPOC) in our field.
Dr. Ashli O’Rourke sits down with Theresa to discuss her journey from speech-language pathologist to laryngologist.
154 – Competence + Confidence: Creating a Successful Career as a Med SLP – Andrea Hayes M.H.A., M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Theresa sits down with Andrea Hayes, acute care SLP supervisor with her BCS-S and M.H.A. degree, to discuss the tools and mindset needed to start out in the hospital setting.
153 – The Down Low on High Flow – Rory O’Bryan MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Candice Devlin MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Candice Devlin and Rory O’Bryan of Duke Regional Hospital discuss oxygen therapy systems, flow versus FiO2, positive airway pressure, peer reviewed articles related to Heated Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula and dysphagia, and guidance for clinical practice in the HHFNC population.
In this episode, Dr. Johnson talks about the need for a grassroots movement, holistic admissions process, infusing multiculturalism in our curriculums, and the differences between equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
This week on SYP, I’m talking to AAC guru, Kacy Barron, about supporting our patients with complex communication needs in conjunction with dysphagia services. BOOM! Kacy shares her holistic approach, considerations for the different levels of AAC, tips for patient...
A candid conversation between Theresa and Jenna Castro Casbon about the businesses they’ve built and lessons learned along the way.
Hear how one university is paving the way for other CSD programs with its creation of a new COVID-centered course in the graduate Speech Language Pathology curriculum.
Theresa sits down with Tamala Close, founder of the popular Facebook page, SLP Private Practice in Color.
147 – The SLP’s Role within the Psychiatric Population and Behavioral Health Unit – Michelle Bruno, M.S.,CCC-SLP
We know that patients with mental health issues make up a critically underserved population in our healthcare system. But, what do we know about our role as SLPs to serve these patients? Inside this episode, Michelle Bruno will: -General considerations when working...
Theresa sits down with SLP-turned-entrepreneur, Tia Bagan, to discuss her story and the idea behind The EAT Bar.
Theresa sits down for a candid conversation with Lauren Sharpe-Payne and Maurice Goodwin about diversity in this episode.
Christie Miller explains why many SLPs are natural born leaders, and how we can take those skills and apply them to excel in managerial positions.
143 – So you want to be a pediatric feeding specialist? THIS is where to start – Hallie Bulkin MA, CCC-SLP, COM
Hallie Bulkin talks foundations of pediatric feeding and swallowing, orofacial-myofunctional therapy, tethered oral tissue, and more!
June is Dysphagia Awareness Month! The Swallow Your Pride Podcast is recognizing this milestone by chatting with Dr. Gabi Constantinescu.
141 – Cracking the Legal Code: Mobile FEES in California – Tyler Q. Dahl Juris Doctor (J.D.), California Certified Attorney, Certified Tax Coach
I sit down with Tyler Dahl to discuss the legalities involved in starting a mobile FEES practice in the state of California.
Michelle Graham joins us to cover all the major topics from PPE, FEES, and even SLP finances in times of COVID.
In episode 139 of The Swallow Your Pride Podcast, we’re addressing the COVID-FEES debate head on! Listen in!
138 – Alexandra Brandimore Ph.D. CCC/SLP – Airway Protection: Dysphagia, Dystusssia & Tangible Treatment Tools
This week’s episode is all about SLP money! Join me for a conversation with Craig Goldslager, the founder of a financial planning firm dedicated specifically to SLPs. We’ll cover: -Financial Planning During a Pandemic -The CARES Act -Where to find hidden money on your...
On this episode, Lauren Barnathan, M.S., CCC-SLP tells her personal story of suffering from an ischemic CVA.
This week’s episode is all about SLP money! Join me for a conversation with Craig Goldslager, the founder of a financial planning firm dedicated specifically to SLPs.
We praise our healthcare professionals and workers on the frontline; however, we often do not stop to think about the impact COVID has on the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Kelsey Day takes a deep dive into decision making and delivery of care for SLPs during the COVID era in this episode.
In episode 133, Heather Maillet takes us back to February, when patients from a SNF in Seattle first started arriving at her hospital with coronavirus symptoms.
The world renowned Martin Brodsky and Paula Leslie, sit down for a candid conversation on speech pathology in the COVID19 era.
Jacqueline Connell shares a unique perspective from the lead SLP at the epicenter of our country’s coronavirus pandemic in New York.
Join Theresa as she talks about about our role in COVID-19 and how to be a team player to help patients and facilities as best as we can.
Mary Burns shares what it takes to build a successful exercise program for patients with dysphagia including the law of specificity, the importance of recovery, how to make goals functional, and more!
Dr. Peter Belafsky shares the difference is between LPR and GERD and what the SLP Role is in these situations.
127 – Megan Hedlund, M.D., M.S., CCC-SLP – From Speech Pathologist to Anesthesiologist – How Our Worlds Connect
Meg Hedlund fills us in on her journey from speech pathologist to anesthesiologist and critical care doctor.
126- Kelsey Day MS, CCC-SLP – Forget Gold – Using the Platinum Standard to Customize Treatment for Dysphagia
In this week’s episode, we discuss using FEES and VFSS as complimentary examinations, implementing critical thinking skills to personalize dysphagia evaluation and treatment, transitioning from gold to the platinum standard of care, and more!
Ever wondered how to rate fatigue? And what about research? Listen in as Giselle Carnaby weighs in on these topics.
This week’s episode dives back into PDPM. The incredible Lysa Johnson provides us with her expertise on this topic.
123 – Lauren Hermann, MS, CCC-SLP – Improving Relationships Between Radiologists and Speech-language Pathologists: Research, Resources, and the RSNA
Lauren Hermann discusses how to improve our relationship with radiologists (in turn, helping us provide our patients with better care!).
122 – Kathleen Holterman M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Coding with Katie – Group Swallowing, Evaluation vs. Treatment, and More!
This week’s episode dives into everyone’s favorite topic – coding and billing! Kathleen Holterman helps us tackle this topic in this episode.
121 – Katherine Hoener MA, CCC-SLP – Advocating for Change, Finding Your “Why”, and Access to Instrumental Evaluations in Rural Settings
My amazing guest Katherine Hoener dives into her experience advocating for use of instrumental evaluations in rural settings.
How many times have you heard that you can’t do mobile FEES in California? Denise Rule didn’t accept the status quo. Listen in!
119 – Tamatha Rutherford MCD,CCC/SLP – Important Considerations for the Development of a Head and Neck Cancer Program
So what should we include in a program for head and neck cancer patients? Tamatha Rutherford is here this week to share about this topic.
118 – Beth Cormell, MS, CCC-SLP – Navigating the Acute Care World – Changes, Case Studies, and Challenges
We discuss everything from changes in acute care, challenging cases, and why Beth Cormell believes that instrumental evaluations are important.
117 – Maggie Donaker, MS, CCC-SLP – PRN – What’s in a Name? Defining the PRN SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Maggie Donaker discusses all things PRN – the good, the bad, and what ASHA has to say on the topic in this episode.
Part two of my conversation with the Dr. Georgia Malandraki where we continue our discussion about the neurophysiology of swallowing.
In continuing my conversation with Kelly Salmon, we discussed her special niche – working with head and neck cancer patients.
114 – Georgia Malandraki PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Understanding Neurophysiology of Swallowing Part 1: Foundational/Theoretical Knowledge
Questioning the difference between compensation and rehabilitation? Tune in as Georgia Malandraki shares her thoughts on why we need to understand neurophysiology of swallowing.
Dysphagia in the schools – a topic that NEEDS to be discussed. Have you ever thought about how feeding and swallowing may impact a child’s education?
112 – Kelly Salmon, SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLT-LANA – Alphabet Soup – Continuing Your Education after Grad School
Ever considered continuing your education after grad school? Kelly Salmon covers the ABC’s that follow her name!
We discuss the ASHA Code of Ethics as it pertains to treating patients with proper training, five areas that the learner will need further training in, and five ways to obtain further training in the medical SLP field.
110 – Elizabeth Wikane, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS – Continuing the Conversation – In-services, Keeping Your Sanity, and Building Relationships
In this episode of Swallow Your Pride we dive back into discussion about the various roles an SLP can play, how to keep your sanity, and using your resources wisely.
Tune in to hear Elizabeth Wikane’s unique experiences working in various settings and learn about the resources she uses to stay at the top of her game.
Dr. Maryanne Wetherill fills us in on the theories of motivation and gives us ideas on how we can help better motivate our patients.
107 – Elizabeth Lipton Daly, MS, CCC-SLP and Ed Steger, MS, President of E2 Scientific Corp – Introducing the Tongueometer
Ever dreamed of a lingual strengthening device only to be doused in the cold water of a $1000 price tag? Enter, the Tongueometer!
106 – Lysa Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP – Just a Date on the Calendar: Diving Deep into Myths about PDPM, the Interdisciplinary Team, & More
Lysa Johnson is here to discuss all things PDPM and why it’s not something we should be scared of. (Remember, it’s not our services that our changing, just the way we get paid!)
Devin Roscillo is here to empower us all by laying out a step-by-step how to guide on crafting resumes and cover letters and how to crush the interview for your dream job.
Ever wondered what all the behind-the-scenes planning looks like for the ASHA convention? Laurie Sterling is here to share!
Hillary Cooper started a nonprofit organization called the Dysphagia Outreach Project, which is going to offer services like a dysphagia food pantry, support group setup program, and patient/caregiver/SLP educational materials, and more!
Zach Smith is here to explain what you need to know about sensation. Sensation just as important as motor function, but often overlooked.
101 – Casey Lewis MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, NTMTC, NANN – Navigating the NICU – Relationships, Respiration, Research, and More
I know you’ve been wanting more information on the role of speech pathologists in the NICU. Casey Lewis is here to help!
100 – Susan Langmore PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S – On the Origin of FEES and Predictors of Aspiration Pneumonia
All hail Dr. Susan Langmore, First of Her Name, Queen of Dysphagia Research Society, Predictor of Aspiration Pneumonia, and Mother of FEES!
Katlyn Gollin struggled with her first student, but is here to share everything she learned from that experience and the successes of her second student!
Wondering what the real difference is between palliative care and hospice? Or when a PEG is worth all the trouble we know they cause? Caitlin Saxtein shares research and information on these topics and more.
097 – Russ Campbell, PT, CEO of AmpCare – How NMES Can Impact Swallowing Kinematics and What Systems Can Do It
Russ Campbell is back for another episode on Ampcare’s ESP and how it stacks up against other NMES systems on the market.
096 – Kristie Knickerbocker M.S. CCC-SLP – When Personal and Professional Collide: The Patient Side of Dysphagia
Kristie Knickerbocker shares her family’s story, and what she would want her grandfather’s SLP (and any other SLP, really) to know.
095 – Kathryn “Kate” Williams M.S., CCC-SLP – Compassion Fatigue & Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions
Kate Williams is getting a doctorate all about compassion fatigue and burnout, especially as they apply to SLPs.
This week on the Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Dr. Nicole Rogus-Pulia joined us this episode for a deep dive on saliva research.
Have you been hearing scary campfire stories about PDPM? You are not alone! Friend of the podcast Edgar Vincent Clark is back to share!
Respect can be a difficult thing to earn, but Erika McLean shares insights on how you can make it a realistic goal for you.
Dr. Karen Wheeler Hegland shares research to help you make educated decisions about dysphagia management in patients with cough dysfunction.
Dr. Michael Crary walks us through its research history, what MDTP can really do, and common misconceptions.
089 – Lori Burkhead Morgan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Feeling the Sparks: sEMG Biofeedback and How to Ask for It
Dr. Lori Burkhead Morgan is here to talk about her famous articles on exercise science as it applies to dysphagia.
Kellie Green shares about what to look for in a workplace and what work you’ll need to put in on your own time to make the dream a reality.
Emily Tricarico introduces the SEGUE framework for successful advocacy conversations, so you have somewhere to start when you aren’t sure where to begin.
Luis Riquelme joins us this week to talk about a wide variety of issues facing MedSLPs, and to outline a vision of what our profession and education might look like in the future.
Craig Coleman breaks down how we can use get ASHA on our side and best advocate for the tools we need. Listen In!
083 – Jennifer Kizner M.Ed CCC/SLP, BCS-S – Let’s FEES It Up! How to Start an Endoscopy Program – Part 2
Jennifer Kizner shares how to toe the line of describing without diagnosing when things look funky in the pharynx.
In this two part episode, Jennifer talks about not only what’s needed for individual competency, but also how to get your facility’s FEES program up and running.
We have all heard of muscle tension dysphonia, and today Christina Kang leads us into the world of muscle tension dysphagia.
Taylor guides us through the ins and outs particular to inpatient rehab, outlining the specific hurdles of this setting and how to jump them.
Inpatient rehab has it’s own quirks, just like SNFland, home health, and acute care. Taylor Evans is here to show us the lay of the land.
078 – Jessica Lasky, MS, CCC-SLP – Ethically Speaking: The Entanglement of Billing and Treatment Efficacy
Jessica Lasky is back to talk about how to get ethical, and some great resources to support your best ethical practice.
077 – Jessica Lasky MS, CCC-SLP – You Had Me at Hello, or Why to Reach Out to Other SLPs to Advance Your Career
All you have to do is ask! You know how they ask you why you want to be an SLP on your grad school applications and we all write about how we just want to help people? But you really mean it?
076 – Laurie Wennerholm MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Dysphagia without Aspiration: A Closer Look at Total Laryngectomy
Laurie Wennerholm shares the latest research and current best practices for assessment and treatment of dysphagia in a population we never used to treat for dysphagia.
075 – Kelsey Day M.S., CCC-SLP – Volunteer Yourself! (The Secret to Starting Treatment of ICU Vent Patients)
Kelsey Day picks up where we left off last time. Now you have your assessment done, where do we go in treatment with trach patients in the ICU?
Kelsey Day explains how the PT ICU model of early mobility is a path we can follow as SLPs to get in early to work with vent-dependent patients to stop (and hopefully reverse) disuse atrophy.
073 – John Holahan, MBA Founder of SimplyThick – Through Thick and Thin: Xantham Gum and IDDS Implementation
If you’re into grainy sludge, feel free to skip this episode. For the rest of us, John Holahan, founder of Simply Thick, is here to talk about xanthan gum, rheology, and IDDSI.
072 – Meredith Oakey Ashford, MA, CCC-SLP – Palliative Care: Discussions in Dysphagia at a Crossroads
Meredith Oakey Ashford has come to share suggestions for conversation starters, mindset, and the SPIKES framework for delivering bad news.
E-Stim, NMES, ESP, oh my! Rick McAdoo of Ampcare guides us out of the electric alphabet soup, and towards clarity for this complex modality. Through trial, error, experimentation on Rick, and tons of research, Ampcare developed their ESP. Wondering if you have to...
Michelle Deghan discusses how to approach complex cases post-ACDF—from evaluation and treatment techniques to the current research.
069 – Sonja Molfenter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – On Pharyngometry and Presbyphagia, Big Pharynx, Weak Pharynx
In this episode, Dr. Sonya Molfenter discusses some of her prior work on normal variability, and what it means for you, the clinician.
068 – Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., ScM, CCC-SLP and Paula Leslie, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FRCSLT – Part 2 of At the Table: Blogging away the Researcher-Clinician Divide
Dr. Paula Leslie and Dr. Marty Brodsky are back for part 2 of our jam session “At the Table…” More Content or Critical Thinking?
067 – Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., ScM, CCC-SLP and Paula Leslie, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FRCSLT – At the Table: Blogging away the Researcher-Clinician Divide
Dr. Paula Leslie and Dr. Marty Brodsky are back to discuss what we can do to bridge the researcher-clinician divide.
This episode, Megan Nosol discusses the barriers to getting started on a PhD, how to work around them.
065 – Tiffani Wallace, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Swallowing in their Natural Habitat: Home Health Dysphagia Therapy
Tiffani Wallace has found your beloved home programs covered in dust under the couch and is here to tell us where to go next.
064 – Dr. Michelle Troche – Down with Dystussia! How Treatment of Cough Dysfunction Can Improve Dysphagia
Dr. Troche also talks about the future of cough research ongoing in her own lab and how she is using biofeedback to work on improving accuracy of urge to cough.
Dr. Michelle Troche is here to remind us why we all fell in love with our frenemy cough in the first place, and to tell us how we can amp up our clinical practice if we pay attention to cough the right way.
An old swallow is not always a bad swallow, and Yvette McCoy is here to tell us more in this episode of Swallow Your Pride.
Zachary Smith talks through ideas for how to reach out and get everyone else as excited about swallowing and speech pathology as we all are.
060 – Rick McAdoo M.S., CCC-SLP – Pain Isn’t Gain (But Movement Is): Research and Rationale Behind the Effective Swallowing Protocol
E-Stim, NMES, ESP, oh my! Rick McAdoo of Ampcare guides us out of the electric alphabet soup, and towards clarity for this complex modality.
059 – Jessica Conn MS CCC-SLP – The Real World: Rural SLP Edition, or How to Survive as the Only SLP in Town
Jess Conn is here to tell us about what being an SLP in a rural area is really like. Can it be hard to get the mobile MBS van to make the 4 hour trip out to your facility? ABSOLUTELY!
058 – Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., ScM, CCC-SLP – A Systematic Review on Laryngeal Injury – Does it Have Any Impact on Voice and Swallowing Disorders?
Dr. Brodsky was on to something when he decided to write this systematic review… and he’s here to spill the beans on what this paper CAN and can NOT tell us!
056 – Jenny Reynolds M.S. CCC-SLP, CLC, CNT – Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: Clinical Applications in the NICU setting
In this episode, Jenny Reynolds dives in to ALL the issues and roadblocks they had to overcome to get FEES going in their NICU.
055 – Pam Smith Ph.D., CCC-SLP- Don’t let yourself become old school… what CAN we do without an instrumental and how do we document patient choice?
Dr. Pam Smith is back to explain how to have those risk/benefit conversations with your patient and the family.
054 – Pam Smith Ph.D., CCC-SLP How Do We Meet Our Administrators, Colleagues, Supervisors, and Patients Half Way?
*WE* all understand the importance of instrumental assessments, but some of our colleagues don’t! Dr. Pam Smith is here with tips to help.
053 – Joan Kelly Arsenault, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Costs Associated With NOT Getting Swallow Studies: Re-admissions, Aspiration Pneumonia, Mis-diagnoses, and Thickener
In this episode, Joan Kelly Arsenault dives in to everything the SLP should be aware of when we deny or don’t give our patients a full and complete study.
052 – Pam Holland M.A., CCC-SLP – Swallowing and Supervision: Students and Supervisors learning together!
Pam Holland from Marshall University is here to explain all of the ins and outs about supervising grad students and how it can be mutually beneficial for all involved!
051 – Susan Butler, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Why Healthy, Normal Adults Aspirate and Why Your Patient Might Aspirate More Frequently on Milk and Not Water
Did you know that some healthy normal adults… aspirate?!? As many as 30%?!? Yup they do! Dr. Susan Butler is here to explain the research.
Thank you thank you for supporting this podcast to 50 episodes! Many of you have been requesting more episodes about me, so I somehow let my friends twist my arm and ask ME anything! No you will not learn a darn thing about dysphagia in this episode, but you might...
049 – James Coyle PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow – Aspiration Pneumonia Does Not Always Mean Dysphagia, Poor Clinical Indicators, and the Use of High Flow Nasal Cannulas
If you’ve ever worked with a patient with aspiration pneumonia then you should probably listen to this episode with Dr. Jim Coyle.
048 – Pam Holland, MA CCC-SLP – Part 2 – Interprofessional Education and Practice in Dysphagia: The Graduate Student’s Perspective
This episode includes interviews that these students did with other professionals about OUR field and everything they want to know about US!
047 – Pam Holland, MA CCC-SLP – Interprofessional Education and Practice in Dysphagia: The Graduate Student’s Perspective
Pam Holland from Marshall University and her group of graduate students are here to tell us all about their advocacy projects that they did this past semester.
046 – Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., ScM, CCC-SLP and Paula Leslie, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FRCSLT … At The Table Of Instrumentals, Recommendations, and other Ethical Dilemmas
Dr. Paula Leslie and Dr. Martin Brodsky join me, weighing in on audience-directed topics related to swallowing and dysphagia.
045 – Edgar Vincent Clark, M. Ed. CCC-SLP – Part 2: If a Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words, Then FEES Must Be Worth a Million
In this episode, Edgar Vincent Clark dives in to some other myths about FEES and the benefits it provides to his patients and colleagues.
044 – Edgar Vincent Clark, M. Ed. CCC-SLP – When FEES Is Your Primary Tool: A Little History, Myth Busting, And How To Clean That Scope!
In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Edgar Vincent Clark and I dive in to something we are both overly passionate about… FEES! We discuss the history and dispel some myths about safety and pain.
043 – Leslie R. Roerk, M.S., CCC-SLP, CDP, BCS-S – Part 2: Treatment Strategies for Patients with Dementia: Now that we’ve diagnosed dysphagia, how the heck do we go about treating it with this population?
Leslie Roerk is back with us for part 2 to help us with various treatment strategies for this population in this episode.
042 – Leslie R. Roerk, M.S., CCC-SLP, CDP, BCS-S – How Do We Assess Dysphagia In Patients With Dementia? A Review Of The SLPs Role
In this episode, Leslie Roerk dives in to everything the SLP should be aware of when assessing dysphagia in the dementia population, and the importance of utilizing the Global Deterioration Scale to guide us.
041- Raquel Garcia, M.S.,CCC-SLP, BSC-S – Feeding Tips and Tricks for Infants with Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies
In this episode, Raquel Garcia dives in to everything the SLP should be aware of when treating babies/kids with craniofacial anomalies or clefts.
040 – Madison Macht, M.D – Why SLPs and MDs Should Be Like Peanut Butter and Jelly and the Fallacy That Feeding Tubes Prevent Aspiration
In this episode, Dr. Madison Macht, a critical care pulmonologist encourages SLPs to work together with MDs or physician extenders to allow for patient centered care.
039 – Taylor Evans M.Ed, CCC-SLP – Intergenerational Intradisciplinary Dysphagia Education and History
In this episode, Taylor Evans dives in to all of the controversial topics that some SLPs do not believe to be within our scope of practice.
038 – Matt Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP – Part 3 of a “Frank” Discussion: Why It Is So Crucial To Have A Solid Foundation In Dysphagia Prior To Completing Instrumental Assessments And Making Recommendations For Our Patients
In this episode, Matt Ward is back for part 3 of his interview to discuss how our recommendations can help our patients or hold them back from reaching their full potential, and it’s vital that we are well educated on the impact that all of our recommendations can have.
037 – Matt Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP – The Importance Of A Protocol When Completing Instrumental Exams And How These Reports Can Follow Our Patients For Life!
Matt Ward dives in to the importance of a protocol and how our reports can follow these patients for forever.
036 – Matt Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP – Part 1 of a “Frank” Discussion: How Truly Prepared Are You To Perform Instrumental Assessments and Make Recommendations For Our Patients?
In the first of this 3 PART episode, Matt Ward dives in to everything the SLP really, truly should understand before attempting to do instrumentals.
035 – Ramya Kumar M.S., CCC-SLP – How Do I Get To Work in the NICU? What Makes a Neonatal Therapist vs. a Peds Therapist? And the Importance of Making Long Term Changes at the Early Stage.
Are you just *DYING* to work in the NICU? Have no fear, Ramya Kumar is here in this episode to help you get started.
In Part 2 of this episode, Julie Huffman dives in to everything the SLP should be aware of when treating dysphagia and how we MUST include the esophagus.
In this episode, Julie Huffman dives in to everything the SLP should be aware of when treating dysphagia and how we MUST include the esophagus.
032 – Debra Suiter Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA – The Yale Swallow Protocol: What Exactly Is It, How Do I Do It, The Impetus For Research Leading To Its Development, and Answers To Many Other FAQs!
In this episode, Dr. Debra Suiter is here to set the record straight. We dive into the research that was the impetus for the Yale Swallow Protocol, who is it for, who is it NOT for, and Dr. Suiter answers questions about the YSP submitted by our Patreon supporters.
031 – Karen Sheffler M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Setting the Record Straight On the WashPo Article on 2/25/18, Now How Do We Use This To Our Advantage? An SLP Action Plan to Encourage Education, Advocacy, and Transdisciplinary Care
In this episode, we discuss Karen Sheffler’s excellent rebuttal blog post on swallowstudy.com and also discuss an SLP Action Plan, and how we can grow from this article to advocate and educate our colleagues.
030 – Carmin Bartow, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Part 2 – How to Form a “Trach Team” in Your Hospital: Utilizing a Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to Improve Outcomes in Both Speech AND Swallowing For Patients With Tracheostomies
In part 2 of this episode, we continue to discuss how and why to form a trach team in your facility. We discuss challenges that SLPs face when dealing with trach patients, the benefits of forming a trach team, and the SLPs role in improving speech and swallowing in...
029 – Carmin Bartow, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Part 1 – How to Form a “Trach Team” in Your Hospital: Utilizing a Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to Improve Outcomes in Both Speech AND Swallowing For Patients With Tracheostomies
In part 1 of this episode with Carmin Bartow, we discuss how and why to form a trach team in your facility.
028 – Tiffany Turner, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S – The Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Care with Other Professionals, Treating the Entire Person, and Why Are SLPs So Resistant to FEES?
In this episode, we discuss the Importance of multi-disciplinary care with other professionals, treating the entire person, and why SLPs are so resistant to FEES.
027 – Caroline M. Brindo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Are We Using the MBSS To It’s Fullest Potential? A Day In The Life Of A Mobile MBSSer.
Caroline Brindo discusses the underuse of the MBSS. We have this wonderful tool, and so many SLPs are not using it to it’s fullest potential.
026 – Diane Bahr, M.S., CCC-SLP, CIMI – PEDS! Lip Ties and Tongue Ties and Buccal Ties, Oh My! Typical Mouth and Airway Development in Utero to 7 Years
Diane Bahr is a visionary with a mission. For more than 30 years, she has treated children and adults with feeding, motor speech, and mouth function problems.
024 – Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP – The Dueling Banjos of Dysphagia: Why Didn’t My Patient Get a Swallow Study at the Hospital and What Can Be Done About It?
Tune in as we discuss the roadblocks that both acute care *AND* SNF SLPs face, and how we can build that bridge to boost continuity of care with special guest Brenda Arend, M.A., CCC-SLP.
023 – Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D BCS-S – When A Cough Can Mean 1,000 Things: Discovering The Link Between COPD, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, And Dysphagia.
Dr. Eric Blicker discusses some really interesting research on the SLPs role in assessing and treating LPRD and its link to the COPD population.
022 – Walt Fritz, PT – The Inter- and Intra-rater Reliability of Palpation, Myofascial Release, and Manual Therapy using a Patient Directed Approach.
Walt Fritz breaks down the history of manual therapy, use of myofascial release, and using a patient directed approach in treating dysphagia.
021 – Martin B. Brodsky Ph.D., Sc.M., CCC-SLP, F-ASHA – Crash ‘n’ Burn: Ending The 24 Hour Wait Time For Post-Extubation Assessment
In this episode, Dr. Martin Brodsky discusses when to assess or screen for swallowing function post extubation.
020 – Dan Weinstein, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Case Presentation on Social Media, Decision Making, Documentation, and Making Appropriate Referrals
Dan Weinstein talks about how to present a case on social media in order to get the best and most appropriate responses from your peers.
019 – Russ Campbell, PT, CEO of Ampcare – IIb or not IIb – The Role of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) Applied to Patients with Dysphagia
In this episode with Russ Campbell from Ampcare, we learn all about parameters, placement, and plasticity!
018 – Selena Reece, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Does Starting a FEES Program Sound Like Too Daunting Of a Task? Here Are All Things To Consider.
In this episode, Selena Reese discusses why we need instrumentals and where to even begin with creating a FEES program.
017 – Jamie D. Fisher PhD, CCC-SLP Part 2! Trach/Vent FAQs: Do Trachs Cause Dysphagia? Is The Blue Dye Test Accurate? Why FEES In This Population?
In this episode with Jamie Fisher, we discuss some tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation FAQs as they relate to dysphagia.
016 – Jamie D. Fisher, PhD, CCC-SLP Keeping it Real: Transitioning to being a Medical SLP the Right (Ethical) Way
In this episode with Jamie Fisher, we discuss how to transition to being a MedSLP the ethical way because there is a right and a WRONG way!
In this episode, we are with Rebecca Levy in Part 2 where we discuss ALL things thickened liquids – the good, the bad, and the ugly!
In this episode, we sit down with Jonathan Waller of Dysphagia Cafe to discuss all of the happenings in LA at the 2017 ASHA Convention! We also discuss some of the “Best Of” Dysphagia Cafe! To learn more about the Medical SLP Collective, an exclusive community for...
013 – Rebecca Levy M.S. CCC-SLP – Exercises, Exercises & More Exercises! Evidence-Based Treatment for Every Swallowing Impairment
Rebecca goes through all 17 components of the MBSimp and provides evidence-based exercises for each swallowing impairment.
012 – Dr. Jonathan Aviv: What SLPs Should Know about the Relationship Between Reflux and Dysphagia, the Safety of FEES, and the Acid Watcher Diet.
In this episode, we discuss the editorial – “When endoscopy is an option, what would you choose?” the safety of FEES, what SLPs should know about LPR/GERD, and a food- not medicine -solution.
011 – Hillary Cooper, MA – CCC-SLP – Dysphagia Island Can Be a Lonely Place – Why It’s So Important to Build Bridges With Your Interdisciplinary Team to Overcome Barriers
In this episode, we discuss how we can advocate for our patients AND our field. Hillary Cooper tells us how she has been successful with educating other professions and getting them on board and collaborating with us on our dysphagia treatment plans.
010 – Catriona Steele Ph.D., CCC-SLP, F-ASHA – The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative Framework, IDDSI Flow Test, & Skill-Based Training For Rehabilitating the Swallow.
Dr. Catriona Steele is an incredible, internationally known, ASHA Fellow who is currently a researcher at the Toronto Rehab Institute. She had 10 years of experience as a medical SLP before pursuing her PhD, and she is still very much involved at the clinical level in...
009 – Edgar Vincent Clark, M. Ed. CCC-SLP – The Financials Involved in Managing Dysphagia, and How instrumental Assessments Can Not Only Be a Cost Savings, But Revenue Generating For Your Facility
In this episode, we discuss the cost of instrumental assessments, and how they are not only a cost savings, but can be revenue generating, and also the financials associated with therapy materials, as well as where to locate all of the regulations.
008 – Megan Nosol, M.S., CCC-SLP – The ABCs of HNC – Important Considerations for your Patient with Head & Neck Cancer
Today’s guest is Megan Nosol. Megan is extremely knowledgeable in the world of head and neck cancer. She is super intelligent, and has not only skimmed the literature, but she really dives in and thinks critically, and relays it so well in to her clinical practice....
007 – Yvette McCoy, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Advocating for the Tools You Need to Do Your Job, The Predictors of Aspiration, and the Evidence-Based Triad
In this episode we discuss how to advocate to your boss for the tools you need to do your job, we discuss Dr. Langmore Predictors of Aspiration paper, and we discuss the importance of the evidence-based triad.
006 – Dan Weinstein, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S – Palliative Care in the Acute and SNF Settings, Feeding Tubes, Thickened Liquids, and Esophageal Dysphagia
In this episode, we discuss palliative care in both the acute care and SNF settings. We dispel some myths about feedings tubes, thickened liquids, and how best to treat our end of life patients with dysphagia. Dan also touches on esophageal dysphagia and some things we should and shouldn’t do with treating that.
005 – Matt Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP – How the Yale Swallow Protocol Can Simplify and Improve the Accuracy of your CSEs and Re-thinking Rehab
In this episode, we discuss why your “comfort level” doesn’t matter, and we can’t be emotional with our recommendations, and instead use evidence based practice in these decisions.