presented by Stephanie Daniels
Financial: Stephanie Daniels receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Stephanie Daniels 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.
Stephanie Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
Dr. Daniels received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. She is a research speech pathologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Daniels is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her research, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is focused on neurogenic dysphagia. She teaches graduate courses in dysphagia,…Read full bio
1. Instrumental Evaluation
Dr. Stephanie Daniels will review the purpose of the instrumental assessment, describe and distinguish the available types of instrumental assessment, and explain where instrumental assessment fits with screening and swallowing evaluation procedures.
2. VFSS Protocol
In the second chapter of this course, Dr. Daniels will discuss the importance of using a standard protocol, and describe a standard protocol, including the details of its administration.
3. VFSS Interpretation
In this chapter, Dr. Daniels will describe the signs of dysphagia that can be illuminated via instrumental assessment, and detail compensatory strategies that can be suggested by specific signs.
4. VFSS Compensation
In the final chapter of this course, Dr Daniels applies course concepts by walking through a real VFSS-based case example, and challenging the participant to correctly identify signs of dysphagia.
5. VFSS Patient Example
Dr. Daniels uses video of a real patient's videofluoroscopic study to demonstrate the key features for SLPs to be aware of while reviewing VFSS data for their patients with suspected stroke.
6. Supplementary Materials
Downloadable materials to reference upon completing this course.