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Deanna Britton, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Deanna Britton Instructor Bio:
Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) – Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS).

Dr. Britton has published and presented on topics related to dysphagia, dysarthria, augmentative and alternative communication, respiratory support for speech and swallowing, motor neuron disease, and spinal cord injury. Her research interests include respiratory support for swallowing and cough effectiveness.

Deanna Britton's Continuing Education Courses

Dysphagia and Pulmonary Function Part 1: Anatomy and Clinical Relevance

Dysphagia and Pulmonary Function Part 1:  Anatomy and Clinical Relevance

Pulmonary function and pulmonary defenses are highly relevant to dysphagia assessment in adults. This course, with Deanna Britton, introduces key concepts regarding the clinical relevance of pulmonary function for speech language pathologists… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and Pulmonary Function Part 2: Pulmonary Defense Mechanisms

Dysphagia and Pulmonary Function Part 2: Pulmonary Defense Mechanisms

Pulmonary function and pulmonary defenses are highly relevant to dysphagia assessment in adults. This course, with Deanna Britton, provides an in-depth review of the body’s pulmonary defense systems that are relevant to SLPs assessing… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and Pulmonary Function Part 3: Pulmonary Function Measures

Dysphagia and Pulmonary Function Part 3: Pulmonary Function Measures

Whether administered by the SLP or by other members of the allied health team, data obtained by pulmonary function measures is vital to consider during evaluations for dysphagia. This course, with Deanna Britton, provides the theoretical… Read Morearrow_right

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