You are now viewing our public site. Back to Dashboard


  • video_library

    1 Course

Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand


Dr. Kendrea Garand is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama. Further, she is the founder and director of the Swallowing Disorders Initiative Research Laboratory. She holds board certification in swallowing and swallowing disorders (BCS-S) and serves on the board of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her primary research interests include assessment and management of dysphagia in patients with progressive neurodegenerative disease, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Her research efforts have been funded through Veterans Affairs, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Garand has published and presented at national and international levels, including at numerous proceedings of the Northeast ALS (NEALS) Consortium, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Dysphagia Research Society. Further, she serves as co-chair of the Swallowing Working Group as part of the NEALS Bulbar Committee. Lastly, Dr. Garand continues to be activity involved in providing speech-language pathology services to adults with neurologic diseases/conditions resulting in swallowing and communication impairments.

verified Learn from Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand and 830+ other industry-leading experts.

Browse Plans

Courses with Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand

Browse Course Catalog

Introduction to the Assessment and Management of Dysphagia in ALS

Presented by Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Introduction to the Assessment and Management of Dysphagia in ALS

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Video Runtime: 68 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Did you know that the majority of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) present with dysphagia, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to optimize patient care? This course material, presented by Dr. Garand, was designed with the primary purpose of sharing knowledge with clinicians who provide dysphagia clinical services for patients with ALS. Since ALS is a rare disease and standardized clinical practices are not yet available, this course will provide a comprehensive overview for how ALS impacts swallowing function and what evidence is currently available to guide management for dysphagia. Patient videos will be used to highlight impairments discussed, and specific management strategies will also be provided. This course was developed in collaboration with Drs. Emily Plowman and Debra Suiter. It is part of a three-course series on ALS. Please be sure to check out the other courses in this series:

View full course details


Start any course for free!

Get access to the first chapter of all 2600+ courses when you create a free account.

Sign Up for Free

Sign up to get free evidence-based articles, exclusive discounts, and insights from industry-leaders.

Join our newsletter to get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox.

MedBridge blog posts and emails

Request a Demo

For groups of 5 or more, request a demo to learn about our solution and pricing for your organization. For other questions or support, visit our contact page.