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Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Maureen Lefton-Greif Instructor Bio:
Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Professor of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an ASHA fellow.
Dr. Lefton-Greif is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in linking clinical practice with research. Her work is credited with identifying dysphagia in children who were not previously recognized as having swallowing impairments and thereby with improving their care and survival. Dr. Lefton-Greif developed the first outcome measure to assess the impact of children’s feeding/swallowing problems on their caregivers and is considered a national expert in this area.
Dr. Lefton-Greif has published more than 30 peer reviewed articles, including original research, and 7 book chapters. Her research focuses on standardization of fluoroscopic images from bottle-fed children with dysphagia and respiratory-swallow coordination in progressive diseases with pediatric origins. She co-authored with Dr. Arvedson Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines, 1999.
She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Dysphagia and Editorial Review Board of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Maureen Lefton-Greif's Continuing Education Courses

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

This session will focus on defining feeding/swallowing disorders (FSDs) in infants and children and discussing the prevalence and characteristics of these disorders, as well as identifying underlying etiologies and the impact of these problems… Read Morearrow_right

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Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

This session will focus on the clinic/bedside and instrumental assessment of swallowing in infants and children. Information will include the basic information derived from each type of evaluation, identification of children who should… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

This course will focus on the management of infants and children with FSDs. The basic management principles, their hierarchy, and neuroplasticity will be discussed. Specific levels of interventions and specific therapies will be reviewed.… Read Morearrow_right

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