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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 has worked across a number of settings, including acute care, acute rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. Her primary clinical and research interests focus on assessment and treatment of adults with swallowing disorders. Together with Dr. Steven Leder, she developed the Yale Swallow Protocol, a tool used to identify aspiration risk. Dr. Suiter has presented her work locally, nationally, and internationally, and she has published a number of manuscripts in peer-reviewed publications. She is a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society.

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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

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

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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.

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Interpretation of Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

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

Interpretation of Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

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Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course will provide guidance to clinicians who wish to enhance and improve upon their interpretation of endoscopic evaluations of swallowing. Suggested protocols for administration and interpretation of FEES will be discussed.

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Case Studies in Videofluoroscopic Swallow Evaluations

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

Case Studies in Videofluoroscopic Swallow Evaluations

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Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 45 Minutes

Treatment planning based on videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) should be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, swallowing pathophysiology. These cases will highlight factors that must be considered when planning treatment following VFSS.

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Communicating Results of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies

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

Communicating Results of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies

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Video Runtime: 41 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 45 Minutes

Communication breakdown often occurs when patients transfer from one care setting to another. Ineffective communication of videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) results can impact patient care and necessitate additional testing. In this course, we will discuss strategies for improving communication of VFSS results across settings to ensure appropriate and effective patient care. This course is appropriate for speech-language pathologists working across the continuum of healthcare settings.

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Swallowing Assessment in Patients With Tracheostomy Tubes

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

Swallowing Assessment in Patients With Tracheostomy Tubes

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Video Runtime: 54 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 45 Minutes

Clinicians who complete swallow assessments with patients with tracheostomy tubes are often faced with a number of clinical questions. These include whether a tracheostomy tube impacts swallow function, whether cuff deflation is necessary prior to completing a swallow assessment, and if speaking valve placement is necessary. In this course, we will discuss specific issues that must be considered when completing a swallow assessment with a patient with a tracheostomy tube.

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Do Tracheotomy Tubes Affect Swallowing?

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

Do Tracheotomy Tubes Affect Swallowing?

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There is equivocal information in the research literature regarding the effects, if any, tracheostomy tubes have on swallow function. It remains unclear if it is the tracheostomy tube per se that affects swallowing or if it is the underlying medical condition necessitating tracheostomy placement. This course will review research findings and clinical implications of those findings for speech-language pathologists working with individuals with tracheostomy tubes.

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Apr 27, 2023

Yale Swallow Protocol: When, How, and Why to Use It

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