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Enhancing Competency in Dysphagia Management



PRESENTER: R. Jordan Hazelwood, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CCRE

AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, Novice and Experienced SLPs

Description: Dysphagia experts are continuously learning and working to enhance their competency in dysphagia management. By understanding the characteristics of experts and
using competency measures for self-reflection, clinicians can enhance their own dysphagia competence. This webinar will review suggestions and strategies for creating a plan toward enhancing competency in dysphagia management.

Learning Objectives:
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand how the expertise continuum can be used for enhancing competency in dysphagia management.
2. Examine how characteristics of experts and competency measures align with their clinical practice in order to enhance their competency in dysphagia management.
3. Design a personalized plan to enhance their competency in dysphagia management.


Dr. Hazelwood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian State University. Before completing her Ph.D., she worked as a speech-language pathologist specializing in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults with swallowing disorders and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hazelwood teaches Dysphagia, Voice & Resonance Disorders, and Neuroanatomy & Physiology to graduate and undergraduate students. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She has earned fellowships in Clinical Research Ethics and Interprofessional Education. She is a regular peer reviewer for multiple journals. Dr. Hazelwood has presented work on physiologic assessment of dysphagia, globally. Her research focuses on the training and education of clinicians and students in dysphagia management while considering the impact of standardization procedures, physiologic dysfunction, and quality of life on health outcomes.

This webinar is 1 hour and available for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – formerly known as Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). Certificate of Completion is available upon request at the end of the webinar. For More information on Professional Development Hours: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/


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