Gulp! Esophageal Dysphagia for the SLP (2418)
Carolina Speech Pathology

Gulp! Esophageal Dysphagia for the SLP (2418)

Regular price $75.00


This is a “crash course” on esophageal dysphagia for the SLP. The clinician gains imperative knowledge on the interrelationship between the oropharynx and the esophagus. Primary esophageal disorders are highlighted. Differential diagnosis regarding primary oropharyngeal vs esophageal dysphagia will be discussed. Learn clinical and endoscopic signs and symptoms consistent with esophageal dysphagia and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) on FEES. The implementation of the esophageal sweep and making recommendations is a primary focus in review of case studies.


April 20, 2018

June 22, 2018

July 27, 2018

November 9, 2018

Cost: $75

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the relationship between the oropharynx and the esophagus
  2. Define the main esophageal disorders with symptomatic complaint of dysphagia
  3. Describe and analyze esophageal abnormalities during the MBS esophageal sweep
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of key identifiers of esophageal dysfunction on FEES

Webinar agenda:

10:00- 10:10:  Introduction to esophageal dysphagia and importance of the role of the SLP

10:10-10:25:  Oropharyngeal and esophageal interrelationship- review of the literature

10:25-10:40:  Overview of the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus

10:40- 11:00: Disorders of the esophagus

11:00- 11:30:  Case studies, esophageal sweep, SLP interpretation and recommendations

11:30- 11:45:  Esophageal dysphagia and FEES

11:45-12:00:  Participant questions and answers


Questions? Please contact course instructor Julie A. Huffman, MA, CCC-SLP at or call (919) 784-4677.

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