PRESENTER: Lisa Klinger, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, Clinicians who would like to transition from school-based SLP to medical-based SLP.
DESCRIPTION: This 90-minute Enrichment Webinar appropriate for the graduate student or newly licensed SLP will focus on the role of the Medical SLP in the management of dysphagia as a symptom of a greater diagnostic profile. We will address the proverbial “elephant in the room” – Is all aspiration dysphagia? Is all dysphagia aspiration? And discuss how to critically think about this relationship. We will talk about clinical judgement and the role of instrumental assessment (MBSS, FEES) in the identification and management of dysphagia in the medical setting. Attendees should grow in their confidence to make patient specific recommendations, that align with individual and family goals of care. Please come to grow during this dynamic enrichment webinar! This beginner webinar is not offered for CEUs but offered for continued enrichment!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lisa Klinger, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a MedicalSpeech Language Pathologist who joins the Dysphagia Cafe family with 15-years of acute care experience, with speciality in swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and voice disorders. She holds her BS in Communication Science from Boston University, her MS in Communication Disorders from Hunter College in New York City, and earned her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in 2016. Lisa currently works at a major, level I trauma center in the heart of Los Angeles, California, and serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at California State University – Los Angeles, where she teaches Medical Speech Language Pathology at the graduate level. With a strong passion for working with underserved populations, Lisa brings a unique perspective and joins us to share her experience with much care and a touch of humor.