presented by Michael Groher
Financial: Michael Groher receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of 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. Behavioral Treatments
In this chapter, Dr. Groher introduces participants to behavioral treatments for poor hyoid mechanics, including the hard swallow, Mendelsohn’s maneuver, and the Shaker Maneuver. Participants will learn how prepare a patient for therapy, the importance of biofeedback for motor learning unfamiliar movements, and other exercise treatments.
2. Medical Treatments
This chapter differentiates between the various types, and indications for, treating disorders of the esophageal sphincter, with a focus on medical treatments. Participants of this course will learn to distinguish between those patients who might require the interventions of a speech-language pathologist and those who might require interventions of a medical specialist.
3. Treatment Approaches Case Study
Dr. Groher presents the case study of a 69-year-old female with a history of a brainstem stroke, Wallenberg’s syndrome and dysphagia. 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 treatment approaches to UES disorder with speech-language pathologist Dr. Robert M. Miller.