Sharon Beaumont-Bowman is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences at Brooklyn College in New York. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing. Sharon has treated children and adults with feeding and swallowing concerns for the past 18 years. Current research interests include clinical supervision practice, preserving communicative function in the PD population, and clinical training in the area of swallowing disorders. She is currently developing a standardized patient training program in conjunction with the NYSIM Center in New York.