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Denise Dougherty

MA, CCC-SLP

Denise Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. Ms. Dougherty was an adjunct faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania and Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy's 2007 Honor Award for her achievements and 2014 AAPPSPA Award of Excellence. Denise is a member of the Technical Experts Panel for Quality of Insights of Pennsylvania, working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. Denise is a co-editor of Private Practice Essentials: a Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists. Denise works as a legal consultant/expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia and negligence/malpractice.

She received her bachelor's degree in communication disorders from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania; a master's degree in communication disorders from St. Louis University; and has completed postgraduate courses at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Phoenix. Ms. Dougherty is a member of the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, American Speech and Hearing Association and has received numerous ASHA ACE Awards.

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Starting a Private Practice Part 1

Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Starting a Private Practice Part 1

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Is private practice an option for you? Many speech pathologists have taken the leap into the world of private practice and been successful. This endeavor requires time, commitment and resources. Private practice is not for everyone - is it for you? This two part course series will provide you with a road map and resources to utilize in developing your business, whether you choose to practice full time or part time. With a strong foundation and a plan, your can avoid the financial and management pitfalls. Learn the ins and outs of creating a business plan that works for you! Part one focuses on determining whether starting a private practice is right for you, and first steps to take if you determine it is the right choice.

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Starting a Private Practice Part 2

Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Starting a Private Practice Part 2

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Is private practice an option for you? Many speech pathologists have taken the leap into the world of private practice and been successful. This endeavor requires time, commitment and resources. Private practice is not for everyone - is it for you? This two part course series will provide you with a road map and resources to utilize in developing your business, whether you choose to practice full time or part time. With a strong foundation and a plan, your can avoid the financial and management pitfalls. Learn the ins and outs of creating a business plan that works for you! Part two dives into the details of developing an actionable business plan and key considerations around business finances.

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Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 2

Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 2

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Video Runtime: 61 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 16 Minutes

Medication review is a necessary part of the chart review for any evaluation, especially dysphagia. Medications can contribute to/exacerbate a patient's dysphagia. However, our training in pharmacology may be minimal, at best. How do medications work, and what impact do they have on the swallow? Part two of this two part series describes intended and unintended impacts of medications, and possible interactions of drugs, herbs and foods. Specific disorders and the most common medications for each will be reviewed with potential side effects. Participants will leave this program with resources to use for a medication review.

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Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 1

Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 1

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Video Runtime: 69 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Medication review is a necessary part of the chart review for any evaluation, especially dysphagia. Medications can contribute to/exacerbate a patient's dysphagia. However, our training in pharmacology may be minimal, at best. How do medications work, and what impact do they have on the swallow? This two part presentation will provide you with basic knowledge about absorption and metabolism of medications, intended and unintended impact of medications, physiologic changes in the older adult, and possible interactions of drugs, herbs and foods. Specific disorders and the most common medications for each will be reviewed with potential side effects. You will leave this program with resources to use for a medication review.

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