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Yale Swallow Protocol: When, How, and Why to Use It (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

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Financial: Debra Suiter receives royalties from MedBridge, Springer International Publishing, and Thieme Medical Publishers. She also receives a salary from the University of Kentucky.

Nonfinancial: Debra Suiter is the chair of the ASHA CFCC.

Financial: Jo Puntil receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She is also a full-time salary employee at St. George Regional Medical Center.

Nonfinancial: Jo Puntil is a past chair of the ASHA CFCC and a DRS Program committee member (2020–2021). She is a reviewer of applications for board specialty in swallowing and swallowing disorders and a reviewer for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) and DRS for possible publication. She is also a SIG 13 member.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 86 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 20 Minutes

Screening is the first step in the continuum of dysphagia evaluation. There are a large number of tools available for dysphagia screening, including the Yale Swallow Protocol. How, when, and why to implement this protocol are frequently raised questions. In this webinar, we will discuss the development and rationale for the Yale Swallow Protocol. Recommendations for implementing it within various healthcare settings will be discussed.

Meet Your Instructor

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

Debra Suiter is the director of the Voice and Swallow Clinic and an associate professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Suiter has been a speech-language pathologist for 24 years and…

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1. Screening Versus Evaluation

Screening is the first step in the continuum of dysphagia evaluation. In this chapter, we will discuss the role of screening and how it differs from a swallow assessment.

2. Issues in Screening

In this chapter, we will discuss how accuracy of a screening protocol can be determined. Additionally, issues related to who, what, when, and how to screen will be described.

3. The Yale Swallow Protocol

In this chapter, we will discuss the three steps that comprise the Yale Swallow Protocol. Additionally, criteria for passing or failing the Yale Swallow Protocol will be described.

4. Question and Answer Session

This chapter includes a discussion between the instructor, Debra Suiter, and Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. Debra Suiter also covers viewer-submitted questions.

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