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Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo Instructor Bio:
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 25 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member and provides clinical supervision at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Angela Mansolillo's Continuing Education Courses

Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 1 - Normal Swallowing & Swallowing Screen

Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 1 - Normal Swallowing & Swallowing Screen

In order to assess swallowing and identify swallowing disorders accurately, clinicians must have an appreciation of normal swallowing and must be adept at gathering pertinent medical history. This course will assist clinicians in identification… Read Morearrow_right

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Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 2 - The Oral Mechanism & Laryngeal Function

Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 2 - The Oral Mechanism & Laryngeal Function

Clinical assessment of swallowing is the foundation on which appropriate dysphagia treatment plans are built. This course will provide clinicians with up to date approaches for the completion of a clinical swallow evaluation. Components… Read Morearrow_right

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Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 3 - Putting it All Together

Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Part 3 - Putting it All Together

Once the clinical swallow evaluation has been completed, a clinician is sometimes left with a number of questions to answer regarding how to best manage an individual’s dysphagia. Commonly recommended strategies include diet modifications,… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and Cognitive Impairment, Part 1 - Normal Aging and the Role of Dementia, Delirium, and Mental Illness

Dysphagia and Cognitive Impairment, Part 1 - Normal Aging and the Role of Dementia, Delirium, and Mental Illness

Clinicians are regularly faced with the challenge of managing swallowing disorders in elderly individuals with impaired cognition. This course will review the medical consequences of aging, including frailty and sarcopenia, and will discuss… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and Cognitive Impairment, Part 2 - Intervention and End of Life Issues

Dysphagia and Cognitive Impairment, Part 2 - Intervention and End of Life Issues

Individuals with cognitive impairment present specific challenges to the dysphagia clinician. This course will provide participants with strategies for implementation of effective management plans to address dysphagia in the context of… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: The Aging Swallow

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: The Aging Swallow

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics that are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Pneumonia in the Elderly

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Pneumonia in the Elderly

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics which are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Oral Healthcare

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Oral Healthcare

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics which are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Improving Nutrition and Hydration

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Improving Nutrition and Hydration

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics which are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Exercise in Swallow Rehabilitation

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Exercise in Swallow Rehabilitation

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics which are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Sensory Interventions for Swallow Function

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Sensory Interventions for Swallow Function

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics which are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Medication Management

Dysphagia and the Older Adult: Medication Management

What’s the difference between dysphagia and a normal, aging swallow? The aging swallow has specific characteristics which are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. It is true, however, that dysphagia becomes more prevalent… Read Morearrow_right

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