Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She also teaches in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years.
Dr. Steele is known for her commitment to pursuing theoretically driven research that will underpin clinical interventions with sound empirical evidence. She has received particular recognition for her work on tongue function in swallowing. Dr. Steele holds research funding from the National Institutes of Health in the United States, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, and funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Steele is in demand as a teacher around the world, and has given workshops and invited lectures across North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.
This course is the first of a two part series that provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to implement tongue pressure strength training… read more
This course is the second of a two part series that provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to implement tongue pressure strength training… read more
Video fluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) are an important tool for speech language pathologists and other allied health professionals to leverage during assessment and treatment planning… read more
This course provides detailed instructions for designing a video fluoroscopy protocol that emphasizes quality design and clinical usability. The course also reviews important technical information… read more
In this course, Catriona Steele discusses strategies for evaluating the swallowing safety and efficiency of patients via video fluoroscopy. The course reviews the relevance of… read more
In this course, Dr. Catriona Steele describes the mechanisms of the swallowing process that can impact safety and efficiency. These mechanisms include bolus dwell time,… read more
The final installment in Dr. Steele’s Best Practice in Videofluoroscopy applies concepst from the whole series to apply interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) to… read more