PRESENTER: Jonathan M. Waller, MA, CCC-SLP
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, Clinicians who would like to transition from school-based SLP to medical-based SLP.
DESCRIPTION: This 60-minute beginner webinar for the graduate student, clinical fellow or newer clinician will wrestle with what it means to be an aggressive/liberal vs. conservative dysphagia clinician. Does the aggressive SLP recommend five different swallowing exercises five times a day/seven days a week vs the conservative SLP who recommends two different swallowing exercises three times a day/five days a week? Does the liberal SLP recommend thin liquids even though the patient aspirates on thin liquids vs the conservative SLP who recommends nothing by mouth due to risk of aspiration pneumonia? This webinar will explore these dilemmas and borrow concepts outside of speech-language pathology to help operationally define what it means to be an aggressive vs conservative dysphagia clinician and whether it’s actually important. This webinar is not available for CEUs.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jonathan Waller, MA, CCC-SLP is the founder of Dysphagia Cafe and has been a medical speech-language pathologist for 12+ years working in acute care and outpatient settings. He started Dysphagia Cafe to make high-quality content easily accessible and easily “digestible”.