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Dysphagia Digest: A blog about the Dysphagia Research Society's 2018 Annual Meeting

DRS Dysphagia Digest 2018 (Part 1)

Truth is Stranger than Fiction – in the Latest Dysphagia Research (Part 1) By guest blogger: Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP Edited by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com   Mark Twain once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.”   This certainly was the case for me as I attended the 2018 Dysphagia Research Society’s (DRS) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.  Many […]

Photo of Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP, formerly of Yale School of Medicine, surrounded by words from fellow Speech-Language Pathologists to honor his contribution to the field.

Aspiration & Lessons from Steven Leder

A tribute to Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP Aspiration can mean “a strong desire to achieve something high or great,” per Merriam-Webster, or “a hope or ambition of achieving something,” per Google. Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP achieved greatness. The phrases in the picture above came lovingly from Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) around the world upon news of his passing on May 16, 2016. He and his many colleagues aspired to shift the conventional and sometimes outdated thinking […]

Latest news from the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) Annual Meeting

DRS Digest (News from Dysphagia Research Society 2016)

The field of dysphagia is young, and every year the Dysphagia Research Society’s (DRS) Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course provide a wealth of exciting new research. You may be following #DRS2016 on Twitter (scroll past the Dr Seuss day tweets using our hashtag). Have you also checked out the Facebook posts by @DysphagiaResearchSociety and @SwallowStudySLP?  This DRS Digest will share more highlights that may affect how you practice tomorrow and in the future. Just last week, I […]

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 SwallowStudy.com 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 […]

# Dysphagia Awareness Month

Why do we Need a Dysphagia Awareness Month? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com (June 2015) May was the American Speech and Hearing Association’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (#BHSM, @AHSAweb on Twitter and ASHA on Facebook). See my Better Hearing and Speech Month blog from 2014. In May 2015 there were 1,076 tweets under the hashtag #BHSM! Yes, I counted them. All great resources. Way to go Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)! We rock! Of […]

IN CELEBRATION OF JERI LOGEMANN'S LIFE WORK, THIS PICTURE SHOWS A TORCH THAT SYMBOLIZES ALL DEGLUTOLOGISTS AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS CARRYING ON HER WORK.

A Time to Celebrate Jeri Logemann

A Time to Celebrate Dr Jerilyn A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S: Master Clinician, Researcher and Educator by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com We are all the “bearers of the torch that Jeri sparked,” Joanne Robbins, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (University of Wisconsin-Madison) reminded us in her welcoming statements. On Friday, March 13, Northwestern University held A Scientific Tribute to Jerilyn A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. This was an afternoon I will treasure forever. I […]

Remember our roots in the field of dysphagia, like Jeri A. Logemann.

Remember Our Roots: Jeri A. Logemann

Remember Our Roots: Jeri A. Logemann By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Thank you Dysphagia Research Society for taking time at our annual meeting to reflect on our roots. We are honoring our mentor, Jeri A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. At the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting in 2015, there were the following memorial tributes: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00am (following the 7:50am Opening Remarks by our board president: Kulwinder Dua, MD, […]

lateral view of head to show oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing

Speech-Language Pathologist = Deglutologist

Speech-Language Pathologist = Deglutologist by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Every May the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates May is Better Hearing and Speech month. ASHA and community raise awareness of the wonderful work that Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologist do. In addition to working on difficulties in hearing and speech, we need to thank Speech-Language Pathologists for helping infants through geriatrics overcome their language, fluency, voice, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. It is especially […]