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.
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… read more
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.… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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,… read more