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Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA

Michael Groher Instructor Bio:
Michael Groher is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Dr. Groher has spent most of his career working as a medical speech pathologist in acute and long-term care settings. The majority of his hospital work was done for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle/Tacoma, New York, and Tampa. He is best known for his pioneering work with patients who have swallowing disorders.

The majority of his work is summarized in three texts: Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management (three editions), Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders, and Clinical Management of Dysphagia in Adults and Children, second edition. Dr. Groher is an ASHA Fellow and Honors recipient as well as a past founding associate editor for the journal Dysphagia. He is an honorary member of the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation.

Michael Groher's Continuing Education Courses

Disorders of the Esophagus for the Speech-Language Pathologist

Disorders of the Esophagus for the Speech-Language Pathologist

This course provides an introduction to esophageal anatomy and function, as well as an introduction to common disorders of the esophagus. Dr. Groher introduces the basics of the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus that are relevant… Read Morearrow_right

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GERD and the UES

GERD and the UES

In this course, the participant will apply their knowledge of gastro-esophageal disease (GERD) to better understand and evaluate potential disorders of the upper esophageal sphincter. Patterns of presentation of patients with varying types… Read Morearrow_right

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Pharyngo-Esophageal Relationships

Pharyngo-Esophageal Relationships

This course explores the complex relationship between the pharynx and lower esophageal regions. The participant will be introduced to esophageal disorders that may impact the evaluation procedures for disorders of the upper esophageal sphincter… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment Approaches to Upper Esophageal Sphincter Disorders

Treatment Approaches to Upper Esophageal Sphincter Disorders

This course provides rationales, use cases, and indications for a variety of treatment options for disorders of the esophageal sphincter. Traditional behavioral treatments that are available to speech language pathologists are covered,… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical and Ethical Dilemmas: Nutrition For Adults With Dysphagia

Medical and Ethical Dilemmas: Nutrition For Adults With Dysphagia

Selecting the best route to provide nutrition in adults with dysphagia can be controversial and difficult. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) often assists in this decision, making recommendations either for oral or feeding tube placement.… Read Morearrow_right

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