NEW DATE: Esophageal Dysphagia – Beyond Basics

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NEW DATE: Esophageal Dysphagia – Beyond Basics

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  • September 24, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Evening Meeting – Pending 2 Delaware Licensure CEUs

Title: Esophageal Dysphagia – Beyond Basics

Date: September 24, 2020
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: ChristianaCare Conference Room 1100 (enter main entrance, to the left of information)

Course Description
This course will target the process of swallowing as it relates specifically to the esophagus. Through exploration of case studies, videofluoroscopic studies, and evaluation, learners will better understand evidence-based diagnosis and management of esophageal dysphagia.


6:30-7:00:  Review anatomy and physiology of the Esophagus
7:00-7:30: Review of clinical overt/covert signs of esophageal dysphagia; correlation between disease/surgical processes and dysphagia
7:30-8:00: Review relationship between oral, pharyngeal and esophageal function
8:00-8:30: Outline medical, surgical, and behavioral management of esophageal dysfunction; clinical application of therapy strategies

Learner Objectives

  • Learners will understand theoretical and working knowledge of the esophageal stage of deglutition
  • Learners will increase diagnostic awareness of esophageal dysphagia during clinical case history, dysphagia evaluation, and videofluoroscopic studies
  • Learners will understand the relationship between all phases of ingestion
  • Learners will enhance knowledge of management options and treatment techniques for esophageal dysphagia

Speaker Bio

Dale Gregore, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, a graduate of West Chester State College and Boston University, has over 30 years experience in medical speech pathology.  Board certified in swallowing and swallowing disorders, Dale is the Program Manager of Speech Pathology for Christiana Care Health System.  She is a Clinical Instructor at University of Delaware and co-teaches the graduate level Dysphagia and Complex Medical courses.

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