Reflections on current trends and evidence for swallowing management in adults with developmental disabilities
Agosci proudly brings you this webinar in celebration of Swallowing Awareness Day 2023
Presented by Jen Biener, MS, CCC-SLP
This presentation will provide an overview of current practice patterns and evidence from research on how speech-language pathologists may approach feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in adults with developmental disabilities. It will include a discussion of practical tips for clinicians and caregivers alike.
The presentation will explore the variety of factors that influence mealtime safety and independence in this population and how different healthcare professionals and caregivers can support individuals with disabilities to balance preferences and precautions to make mealtimes safe and less stressful.
The speaker will review relevant information about swallow function (physiology), cognition, behaviour, sensation, and the environment as it relates to mealtimes and potential risks for aspiration or choking while eating and drinking.
This presentation will also touch on the topic of aging in individuals with developmental disabilities and discuss identifying and managing changes in feeding and swallowing abilities across the lifespan.
Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation. The speaker will present concepts with the goal of making information accessible to individuals, families, and health professionals.
Join us for a recording of this LIVE 2.5 hour online webinar with Jen, presenting from New York for AGOSCI on March 15th, 2023.
Recording is 2.5 hours in duration.
Jen Biener, MS, CCC-SLP
Jen received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, USA and returned to campus in 2018 to complete an Advanced Certification Program in Pediatric Dysphagia. She has extensive experience in dysphagia management, particularly with adults with developmental disabilities, and enjoys supporting clinicians working with this unique population through lectures and social media.
Jen has lectured for undergraduate and graduate dysphagia courses and presented on dysphagia in adults with developmental disabilities at regional and national conferences. Always eager to learn and collaborate, she is a 2-time ASHA ACE Award recipient and member of national and state level associations in her field. She seeks opportunities to support her colleagues in implementing evidence-based dysphagia management and advocate for patient’s quality of life and self-determination through professional outreach and providing mobile swallow studies (FEES) with FEESible Swallow Solutions.
Disclosure and Sponsorship
AGOSCI would like to thank Jen for delivering this live international online event for our Australian audience. The information presented in this webinar represents the views and expertise of the presenter only, and may not always align with AGOSCI philosophies.
AGOSCI is an independent body and does not endorse individual products or brands. AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all knowledge and expertise in the Australian and international field of communication diversity.