Presented by: Mario A. Landera, SLP.D, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, experienced clinicians
Description of Webinar
Patients with head and neck cancer may present with evolving symptoms affecting swallowing or speech at different stages of their treatment regimen. Following evidence-based practice principles, it is important to develop and use a comprehensive swallowing and speech evaluation that is specific to the issues that patients with head and neck cancer tend to experience to help create a personalized swallowing and/or speech therapy program. Once goals are met, it is imperative that patients are provided with a maintenance therapy program and are educated on long-term side effects that may potentially develop in the future and when to seek re-evaluation. In this session, case studies will be used to highlight the new normal that patients with a diagnosis of head and neck cancer tend to experience after completion of their cancer-related treatment.
- Participants will be able to describe how head and neck cancer can affect swallowing and/or speech function.
- Participants will be able to discuss how to incorporate patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) that are specific to patients with head and neck cancer to better personalize treatment goals related to dysphagia and/or dysarthria.
- Participants will be able to describe how to educate and empower patients how to follow a swallowing and/or speech therapy maintenance program and when to seek re-evaluation if symptoms related to swallowing/or speech become worse.
This webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length . This is a recording of a live webinar.
This webinar is sponsored by CranioRehab.
This webinar is offered for Professional Development Hours (PDHs), previously Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). For more info: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/.
Certificate of completion available upon request
Mario A. Landera, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Chief in the Division of Speech Pathology. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) and is currently on the executive committee of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. He is also the Co-chair for the Website, Communications, and Public Relations Committee for the Dysphagia Research Society.
Dr. Landera has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since 2007. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of voice and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders, as well as head and neck cancer speech and swallowing restoration. He is proficient in conducting videofluoroscopic swallow studies (modified barium swallow studies), fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, videostroboscopy, and management of voice prostheses following tracheoesophageal voice restoration after total laryngectomy. Dr. Landera has given multiple presentations on the state, national, and international level due to his recognition in his areas of specialty. He has also published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches graduate courses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.