presented by Michael Groher
Financial: Michael Groher receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course.
Non-Financial: Michael Groher has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA
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…Read full bio
1. UES Anatomy and Mechanics
In this chapter, the participant will learn the basics of esophageal-based disorders. Dr. Groher frames the basics of esophageal-based disorders in terms of how they might affect the participant’s evaluation procedures of disorders of the upper esophageal sphincter.
2. Disorders of the UES
Dr. Groher will instruct the participant to differentiate between disorders above, within, and below the upper esophageal sphincter that may be causative underlying symptoms of dysphagia.
3. Pharyngo-Esophageal Case Study
Dr. Groher presents the case study of a 49-year-old female who complains of difficulty swallowing solid foods over the last three months. Test your knowledge gained from the course as you work your way through this interactive learning activity. Remember to download the worksheet and pause the video to record your answers.
4. Question and Answer
Dr. Groher discusses pharyngo-esophageal relationships with speech-language pathologist Dr. Robert M. Miller.