I invite all SLPs in the Dysphagia Cafe community to take part in this important research. Please see below for excerpt information from the approved IRB study and the principal investigator, Stephanie Watts, PhD, CCC-SLP.


Dr. Stephanie Watts, PhD, CCC-SLP at the University of South Florida (USF) is conducting a study called:
Viewing the Esophagus During a Modified Barium Swallowing Study: Survey of Speech Language Pathology Clinical Practice Patterns.

Survey Link

Aim of Study

This study has been reviewed and approved by the IRB at USF (Pro# 00037414). The aim of the current investigation is to define current modified barium swallowing study practices employed by speech language pathologists (SLPs). The investigation includes completing a short online questionnaire.

Survey Link


You are eligible to participate if you work with individuals with difficulty
swallowing. If you choose to take the survey, it should take no more than 15-20 minutes of your time. Participation is voluntary. If you start the survey, you may stop at any time. No personal information about you will be collected/recorded. 
Your input is very valuable!

If any questions about this study please contact:
Stephanie Watts at srandal1@health.usf.edu or 813-974-3375