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Roxann Diez Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a leading expert, accomplished researcher, and frequently invited national and international lecturer. Her areas of expertise include swallowing function, esophageal dysphagia, and management of patients with tracheostomy tubes and speaking valves.
Currently, Roxann is Director of Research at The Children's Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this position, she was Director of the Swallowing Disorders Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine. She is now an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.
Roxann has published several scientific papers and clinical book chapters. Her primary area of research examines interactions between breathing and swallowing in neurologic and respiratory disease. Over the past 7 years, Roxann has expanded her clinical work and research to include non-pathologic forms of esophageal dysphagia.
Financial — Roxann Diez Gross is a presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives honorarium.
Financial — Roxann Diez Gross is presenter of online CEU courses by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Roxann Diez Gross is the author of "Quick Pocket Reference for Tracheostomy Tubes and Speaking Valves" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Roxann Diez Gross has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline A. Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is an accomplished clinician, researcher and inventor. Her work in adult dysphagia has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and she was a regional principal investigator for the largest NIH-funded, randomized clinical trial in swallowing. Ms. Hind is an Outreach Program Manager and Coordinator of the Swallowing Speech And Dining Enhancement Program (SSWAL-ADE) at the University of Wisconsin and at the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center within the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI.
Financial — Jacqueline Hind is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Jacqueline Hind has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP, is one of the premiere researchers in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She is a frequently invited international lecturer on the topics of voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Ludlow's research has been extensively published in numerous leading peer reviewed journals covering neurology, physiology and Speech Pathology, among others.
Dr. Ludlow is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University in Virginia where she teaches voice, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology courses. She is also Director of the Laboratory on Neural Bases of Communication and Swallowing. Her current research is focusing on the role of sensory feedback in neural control for voice, speech and swallowing; the use of sensory enhancement during motor training for recovery from dysphagia; and the diagnosis and assessment of spasmodic dysphonia.
Financial — Christy Ludlow is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Christy Ludlow has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
She is a Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society, past Chair of the Specialty Board for Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal. She is an ASHA Fellow, recipient of the 2016 Admiral Albert J. Baciocco Innovation Award – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Honorary Member of the MUSC Chapter of The National Academy of Inventors, recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA), 2010 MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year Award, and associate member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.
Dr. Martin-Harris is the author and developer of the first standardized method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP™), translated to research and clinical practice in the United States, Canada and 13 additional countries. She is also author of the manual, "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology—Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services. Her work is funded by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the Veteran’s Administration, and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is author of "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology — Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' former employer, MUSC, receives royalty payments from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' MBSImP research and development was funded in part by Bracco Diagnostics; received grant funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Veteran's Administration (VA); receives grant and research funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation; receives grant funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD); receives grant and research funding.
Nonfinancial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is associated with numerous journals, publications and boards related to speech-language pathology; receives no compensation in these roles.
Paula A. Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, currently is a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist in the Department of Neurology/Speech Section, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL. Paula's clinical expertise and research is focused on swallowing disorders in head and neck cancer and at end-of-life. She has been affiliated with numerous comprehensive cancer centers, including: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, FL; and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Paula also has participated as part of numerous clinical research trials in swallowing.
Paula served as a co-regional primary investigator for the largest controlled, randomized research trial in oropharyngeal dysphagia funded by the National Institutes of Health (Protocol 201). Protocol 201 examined the effectiveness of chin down and thickened liquids in individuals with dementia and Parkinson's disease both with and without dementia. Other research activities include collaborating with Dr. Jeri Logemann on numerous National Cancer Institute clinical swallowing protocols in head and neck cancer. Additionally, Paula has published numerous articles, book chapters, and co-authored books, including: Swallowing Intervention in Oncology and the Easy-To-Swallow, Easy-To-Chew Cookbook. She also has co-authored multiple national guidelines, directives, and policies relating to oropharyngeal swallowing disorders for both the Veterans Health Administration and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a board recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Paula is an ASHA Fellow and former coordinator of ASHA's Division 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She was named "2013 Clinician of the Year" by the Association of Veterans Affairs Speech-Language Pathologists.
Financial — Paula Sullivan is coauthor of the text, "Easy-To-Swallow; Easy-To-Chew Cookbook"; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Paula Sullivan is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Paula Sullivan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 1.0 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Offered for 10 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.
Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
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"The discussion on swallowing with trachs was especially beneficial. I liked having both the pdf of the presentation as well as the video. It made it more like an on site education seminar." - K.T., 8/18/2016
"The information on nerves and inner actions as well as EVB information was most helpful. I liked the examples, handouts, and videos." - K.S., 7/4/2016
"The predictors of swallowing difficulties and possible aspiration were very useful. I liked the video explanations." - M.C., 6/15/2016
"It was good to have a review of both the clinical and instrumental swallowing evaluation. I liked the variety of speakers and topics." - G.S., 5/31/2016
"I liked the specific procedures and assessment tools." - M.S., 5/30/2016
"The review of motor & sensory systems in dysphagia was really helpful." - P.A., 5/15/2016
"I found the information on MBSS most beneficial. I liked the assessment ideas." - J.M., 5/5/2016
"I really enjoyed the trach info. I liked the varied instructors throughout the course and the handouts - nice to have for future reference." - G.C., 4/25/2016
"I appreciated the discussion on clinical based swallow screens." - C.F., 4/18/2016
"I liked the treatment options for patients with a trach or with recent diagnosis of HNC." - G.S., 3/5/2016
"It was comprehensive. Enjoyed this course." - M.S., 2/26/2016
"Well organized presentation with slides supportive in my learning process." - D.S.E.P., 1/8/2016
"I really appreciated the screening and clinical evaluation components." - W.C., 12/30/2015
"The content regarding trachs and swallowing assessment was most beneficial for me. I liked that the course was very easy to follow with evidence based research included." - C.M., 12/29/2015
"There were no gray areas in information presented; all specific and concise." - A.V., 12/29/2015
"So comprehensive it's difficult to limit the applications." - R.S., 12/28/2015
"There was too much time spent on types of measurement and instrumentation that one would encounter in a research setting only (particularly in Section 8)." - M.E.N., 12/27/2015
"I liked the relevance and useful information about evaluation tools." - K.T., 12/24/2015
"I really appreciated the discussion on cranial nerve damage related to specific head and neck cancers." - J.P., 12/20/2015
"The tracheostomy and respiratory disorders discussion was most helpful." - J.B., 12/13/2015
"The various assessments of swallow available were very beneficial." - A.W., 12/8/2015
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