Health Care Connect - Dysphagia

Lab: Swallowing Anatomy and Physiology (HC04)

Friday, July 20
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Room 318-320
CE: 0.1 ASHA CEUs/1.0 PDHs

This session is for the in-person event only and is not available with Connect On-Demand.

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This lab session will build on the earlier discussion of normal, functional, and dysfunctional swallowing physiology to illustrate how to compose documentation that provides the most useful, salient, and ethically sound account of a patient's swallowing behavior and profile. The session will discuss and provide examples of subjective and objective measures of swallowing function so participants can practice appropriate and beneficial documentation.

Learning Objectives:

Ianessa A. Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
University of Florida

Ianessa A. Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She has expertise in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Humbert’s research program is focused on the physiological mechanisms of swallowing disorders and the development of rehabilitation strategies for dysfunction. Her interests center on the peripheral and central control of swallowing in normal and impaired function. More recently, a major interest of her research program has been to understand the neural mechanisms underlying normal and disordered swallowing and how principles of motor learning can be applied to examine these as well as swallowing interventions. In this context, Humbert’s research involves neural stimulation, neural imaging, and peripheral perturbation studies of swallowing in humans. Her research has been steadily supported by grants from NIH, American Heart Association, and ASHA. Humbert is a widely sought after invited speaker at several regional, national, and international clinical and scientific meetings. She has created online courses for CE credit on swallowing physiology and clinical practice, for which hundreds of clinicians have registered to date, and she is the author of the Swallowing Pocket Guide: A Quick Reference for Muscles and Innervation, which has sold several hundred copies nationally and internationally.

Financial Disclosures: Royalties from Elemint LLC,,,,, and step for online courses; employee of University of Florida;
financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Provides a free podcast called Down the Hatch

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