Are you prepared?
According to ASHA’s 2013 Health Care Survey, dysphagia is the largest practice area in medical settings. In 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, the majority of respondents (87%–90%) indicated that no professional other than SLPs provided primary swallowing services in their facility. If SLPs are going to represent the field as dysphagia specialists, that claim needs to be supported with the necessary skills and competence. Academic programs are the starting point for this training.
Yvette McCoy and Rinki Varindani Desai, created this quick, anonymous, 5 question survey to assess the adequacy of dysphagia preparation in U.S. graduate schools. They have gotten in touch with ASHA and will be emailing the results to the Academic Affairs Board by July 31st, 2015. Please take this survey and contribute to make a difference. Thank you for your time.
Do current graduate programs in the U.S prepare SLPs adequately to provide dysphagia services after graduation?
Click here to take this 5 question survey.
- Here are some excellent video courses on dysphagia by expert in the field