Podcast - Down the Hatch


DtH 12: Piecing Together the Clinical Swallowing Evaluation (CSE)


DtH 11: SLP Solidarity


DtH 10: The State of Dysphagia Education and Training


DtH 9: Dysphagia Documentation Dilemma


DtH 8: Expiratory Muscle Strength Training in Dysphagia


DtH Ep. 7 – What’s the Deal with E-Stim?

So, what's the deal with e-stim? A question that is often asked. In this episode of Down the Hatch (the podcast about swallowing), doctoral student and SLP Alicia Vose and Associate Professor and mentor Ianessa Humbert re-unite after a brief hiatus to take up a controversial topic in dysphagia management -- electrical stimulation. We think this topic is in keeping with the climate of 2017 in the United States of America, don't you?

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DtH Podcast Ep. 6 – Dysphagia Grand Rounds

The researcher-clinician divide in dysphagia management is real. In this installment of DOWN THE HATCH (the swallowing podcast), clinician SLP Rinki Varindani Desai M.A., CCC-SLP and researcher Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP (host of Down the Hatch) candidly discuss the problems and possible causes of the researcher-clinician divide among professionals involved in dysphagia management. As a solution to this divide, and in response to overwhelming clinician demand for a relatable and clinically relevant way to learn to read the research literature, Rinki and I introduce ...

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DtH Podcast Ep. 5 – Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease (PD) can lead to swallowing disorders (dysphagia). Swallowing disorders in PD can be serious because it can lead to aspiration pneumonia, which is one of the most common causes of death in PD. In response to a special request by the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org), this installment of Down the Hatch (The Swallowing Podcast) focuses on swallowing impairments in PD. Special guest experts Karen Wheeler-Hegland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Emily Plowman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP discuss issues related to swallowing disorders in PD for patients, care-gi...

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DtH Podcast Ep. 4 – Advocacy in Dysphagia Management: A Neurologist’s Perspective (Guest: Dr. Michael Okun)

Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. This installment of Down the Hatch features a conversation with Dr. Michael Okun, Department Chair of Neurology and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Center of the University of Florida. We discuss the lack of training across medical disciplines in dysphagia as well as suggestions for how swallowing clinicians and researchers can advocate for improvements in dysphagia management. Get up! Stand up!

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DtH Podcast Ep. 3 – What Is Normal?

Swallowing clinicians made it clear that they want more CEUs on normal swallowing at the March 2016 Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management meeting. In this podcast, Alicia and Ianessa bust a few myths regarding normal characteristics of swallowing and unnecessary dysphagia diagnoses. They also discuss how a clear understanding of normal swallowing can improve dysphagia management.

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