Graduate Student Dysphagia Training

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The wheels are turning while you learn all you can in continuing education in dysphagia

Graduation is Only the Beginning: Importance of Continuing Education in Dysphagia

Graduation is Only the Beginning: Importance of Continuing Education in Dysphagia By Ainsley Martin, MS, CCC-SLP, guest blogger for Editor: Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti This quote accurately […]

Dysphagia Evaluations (aka, swallowing evaluations) can be murky; not like this crystal clear Caribbean water. Complete this survey and help define dysphagia evaluations in the literature.

Help Define the Dysphagia Evaluation

Help Define the Dysphagia Evaluation By guest student bloggers: Jillian DiTota, BS & Victoria Abolafia, BA Graduate Students from Southern Connecticut State University Authors of the Survey: Clinical Preferences and Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists for Swallowing Evaluation (Blog edited by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice Our first ever Communication Disorders lecture in college was structured around “Evidence-Based Practice” and its immense significance. The professor couldn’t stress enough the huge role […]

Picture of an island in a water glass. Symbolizing how dysphagia Education can be like an island within speech-language pathology

Groundbreaking Dysphagia Education

The Isle of Dysphagia @ #ASHA16 by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of This past November, I ran from one end of the convention hall to another to take in over 19 hours of dysphagia education at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention. I found myself asking, why don’t they put all the dysphagia courses in one spot? Once I got home, caught my breath and reviewed my notes, I considered the potential risks […]

CFY Provisional Licensure Bill H.228: An Act Providing for Provisional Licensure for Speech-Language Pathologists for their Clinical Fellowship Year.

Good News for Bill on CFY Provisional Licensure

CFY Provisional Licensure Bill Brought Back to Life! By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of The week of November 9, 2015 was a great week for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs). You may have heard that there were 14,008 attendees at ASHA’s Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado! (Follow #ASHA15 on Twitter.) Did you know that SLPs and SLP graduate students also packed into a hearing room at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on November 10th? These […]

True learning requires training and experience.

Dysphagia Training: Are You Ready for Dysphagia?

Are SLP Graduates Ready for Careers in Dysphagia by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of There has been quite a buzz in social media, or should I say quite a tweet, wondering: Are we preparing our graduate students well enough for careers as medical speech-language pathologists, who may spend the majority of their day evaluating and treating dysphagia? I have been discussing this important issue with #SLPeeps, like Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Rinki […]