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Adults with Dysphagia Case Studies: Interactive Problem Solving

Adults with Dysphagia Case Studies: Interactive Problem Solving
Target Audience: SLP
SLP: Advanced
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How one develops critical thinking skills in the medical environment has been the focus of numerous empirical studies. From these studies,
it has been suggested that the use of case examples that guide one through a series of decisions with direct feedback about those decisions is one method used to develop these skills. This webinar will present four case studies that will use this method in a series of four adult patients with dysphagia with diagnostically challenging presentations. All of these cases were referred by a physician into an outpatient setting, however one may see similar case across multiple settings.

The format for each case will follow a general progression starting with the patient’s history, what additional information might be necessary, what one would do next, an imaging study, interpretation of the study, what would you do next, and recommendations for treatment to include any referrals.

In order to receive credit for this webinar participants must attend the webinar for the full duration, complete the quiz with a minimum score of 70%, and complete the participant survey.

Those who do not pass initially are given the opportunity to re-take the quiz.

Meet Your Instructor

Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA 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 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the most relevant aspects from a medical history related to the patient’s dysphagia complaint.
  • Formulate a diagnostic hypothesis based on the clinical and laboratory data.
  • Utilize a more organized approach to how one makes step-by- step clinical decisions.
  • Integrate a medical history and diagnostic information into a treatment plan.


5:00pm-5:30pm Case #1: Food Seems to Stick in My Throat
5:30pm-6:00pm Case #2: I Can’t Swallow My Vitamins
6:00pm-6:10pm Break
6:10pm-6:40pm Case #3: Easy to Miss the Problem
6:40pm-7:10pm Case #4: Constant Cough with Bronchitis
7:10pm-7:15pm Break
7:15pm-7:45pm Question & Answer Session

Apr 8, 2020

5:00pm – 7:45pm (EDT)

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