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Dysphagia Committee

Antonio Schindler (Chair) – Italy Mieke Moerman (Deputy Chair) – Belgium
Sandra Ettema – USA Tamer Abou-Elsaad – Egypt
Jaishika Seedat – South Africa Renee Fabus – US
Emilia Michou – UK

IALP Dysphagia Committee Summary of Specialties

Dysphagia Committee member Specialties
Antonio Schindler, MD, Associate Professor

University of Milan, Milan, Italy

(Chair)

 

Areas of specialties

 

– Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

– Swallowing rehabilitation

– Health-related quality of life measurement

Populations of focus

– Acute care in-patients with dysphagia

– Head and Neck cancer patients

– Neurodegenerativediseased patients

Age range

– From birth to very very old

Weblink

http://www.unimi.it/chiedove/schedaPersonaXML.jsp?matricola=17327&pTab=2

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonio_Schindler

 

MiekeMoermann,

(Deputy Chair)

Areas of specialties

– Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

– Rehabilitation via surgical, medical en conservative (compensation strategies & rehabilitation manoeuvres) means

– Food consistencies

– Educational programs

Population

– Oncological/Neurological

– Postsurgical

– Neuromuscular and degenerative disease

– Acute care

Age range

– Adults and elderly

– Children (cleft lip and palate)

Weblink

www.mmoerman.org

Emilia Michou,

SLP, Assistant Professor, TEI Western Greece, Patras, Greece,

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK

(Committee member)

Areas of specialties

– Swallowing assessment (Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), Videofluoroscopic (VFS)

– Clinical Bedside Evaluation of Swallow Function

– Neurophysiology of swallowing

– Neurorehabilitation and motor training strategies for swallowing rehabilitation

Population

– Neurogenic /Neurological

– Neuromuscular&Neurodegenerative

– Chronic Neurologic population (cerebral palsy, etc)

Age range

– From birth to very very old

 

Weblink:

 

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/emilia.michou.html

 

Gaetano Fava, MS CCC-SLP

(Committee member)

Areas of specialties

– Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow with Sensory Testing (FEESST)

– Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS)

– Clinical Bedside Evaluation of Swallow Function

– Swallowing and voice management of Tracheostomy-dependent patients

– Videolaryngostroboscopic (flexible and rigid) voice evaluation

– Acoustic voice analysis

– Direct and Indirect Dysphagia and Voice Therapy

– Head &NeckCancerPopulation management

– Educational programs

Population

– Oncological/Neurological

– Postsurgical

– Neuromuscular and degenerative disease

– Acute care

– Professional voice

Age range

– Adults and geriatrics

– Children (voice management)

Weblinks

www.comunicarecenter.com

www.hitalk.com.br

www.linkedin.com/in/gfava

Sandra Ettema, MD, PhD, CCC-SLP; Assistant Professor Southern Illinois School of Medicine, USA, Springfield, Illinois (Committee member)

Areas of specialties

– Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

– Swallowing Rehabilitation

– Treatment of Laryngeal Cleft

– Craniofacial/Cleft palate swallowing and nasopharyngoscopy

– Educational programs for community, residents, and patients

Population

– Acute care in-patients with dysphagia

– Head and Neck cancer patients – post-surgical and post-chemorads

– Neurodegenerative diseased patients

– Syndromic and Craniofacial/Cleft lip and palate

 

Age range

– Adults and elderly

– Infants, Children, Adolescent

Weblinks

http://www.siumed.edu/

http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/ent

http://www.siumed.edu/faculty/sandra-l-ettema.html

Tamer Abou-Elsaad

MD,PhD

Professor and Head of Phoniatric Unit, ORL Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt (Committee member)

 

Areas of specialties

:- Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).

– Feeding and swallowing evaluation and rehabilitation.

– Endoscopic evaluation of the larynx and voice rehabilitation.

– Vocal fold injection for vocal fold paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia.

– Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the velopharyngeal port (VPP) and nasality rehabilitation.

Populations of focus:

– Acute care in-patients with dysphagia

– Head and Neck cancer patients.

– Neonates and children with feeding and swallowing problems.

– Voice problems patients

– Velopharyngeal insufficiency/dysfunction  patients.

Age range:

– Neonates, children, adults and elderly.

Web link:

http://www.tamer-aboelsaad.com/

 

Renee Fabus, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, TSHH

Chair of Proposed SLP Graduate Program

Stony Brook University (Committee member)

 

Areas of specialties

– The neurological underpinnings of swallowing disorders

– Assessment and Intervention approaches

 

Populations of focus

-Patients diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases and dysphagia

-Patients diagnosed with stroke and dysphagia

 

Age range – Adult and Geriatric

-Adult to geriatric

 

JaishikaSeedat

Speech-language Pathologist & Audiologist, Head of Department Speech Pathology & Audiology, Wits University, South Africa

(Committee member)

Areas of Specialities

– training and educational programs

– swallowing rehabilitation

– screening

Population of focus

– neurological

– acute and chronic

– degenerative diseases

Age Range

– adults and elderly

Web Link:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaishika_Seedat

 

Ana Maria Furkim

SLP,

Professor Of Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis,

Brazil

(Committee member)

Areas of specialties

– Screening and Clinical Evaluation of Oropharyngeal dysphagia,

– Swallowing rehabilitation

– Videofluoroscopy of Deglutition

Populations of focus

– Acute care in-patients with dysphagia

– Adults, neurodenic patients

– Bedside, emergency and intensive care.

Weblink

http://www.fonoaudiologia.ufsc.br

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/AnaMariaFurkim

http://lattes.cnpq.br/4751091882065732

Facebook: furkimdysphagia.html

Mershen Pillay, (Committee Consultant)

 

Areas of Specialities

-managing dysphagia as a disability

-diet textural modifications for low middle income countries

-dysphagia service development

-indigenous knowledge systems for food and food security

Population

-adult neurologically acquired dysphagia, multisensory disabilities

-paediatric – feeding and severe, complex disabilities

Age range: older child, adults

Website:  http://speechlp.ukzn.ac.za/Staff/ProfMershenPillay.aspx

 

Sara BaChar, (Committee member)

 

Speech Language Pathologist.

– Founder & President of the Emirates Speech Language Pathology Society under the Umbrella of the Emirates Medical Association.

– SLP at HealthPlus Children Specialty Center & Danat Al Emarat Hopsital under United Eastern Medical Services – Abu Dhabi – UAE

 

Areas of specialties

– Bedside swallow assessments.

– Feeding and swallowing assessment for neonatal and pediatrics patients.

– Instrumental and objective swallow assessment such as: VFSS – Videofluoroscopy.

– Feeding & Swallowing rehabilitation

– Prescription of modified dysphagia diets.

– Training of patient, caregivers and family on use of thickener to make right dysphagia diet consistencies.

– Participate as dysphagia specialist in MDT(Multidisciplinary) Clinics such as: Tracheostomy clinic- Maxillofacial clinic – Nutrition Support Clinic – Feeding support for Down’s Syndrome Clinic.

– Conduct Dysphagia and SLP role in treating Dysphagia Awareness campaigns in the community and population in the MENA region.

– Supervision of students in the observational and interventional Dysphagia trainings from Manchester Dysphagia Course in UAE.

– Voice Disorders assessment and rehabilitation.

– Organizer of Speech Language Pathology continued education –scientific events in the region.

Populations of focus:

From neonatal, infants to elderly.

Web Links:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Speech-Therapy-Corner-1667017523551179/?ref=page_internal

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates-Speech-Language-Pathology-Society-504887719854605/

 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/sarah_bachar

https://twitter.com/EmiratesSlp

 

LinkedIn:

https://ae.linkedin.com/in/sara-bachar-3574624b

https://ae.linkedin.com/in/emirates-speech-language-pathology-society-80a700143

 

Websites:

http://www.danatalemarat.ae/doctors/ms-sara-bachar/

http://www.hplus.ae/doctor/sara-bachar/

https://www.ema.ae/single_doctor.php?nrF%2Bg5VwaA%3D%3D

 

Mershen Pillay, (Committee Consultant) Areas of specialities

-managing dysphagia as a disability

-diet textural modifications for low middle income countries

-dysphagia service development

-indigenous knowledge systems for food and food security

Population

-adult neurologically acquired dysphagia, multisensory disabilities

-paediatric – feeding and severe, complex disabilities

Age range: older child, adults

Website:  http://speechlp.ukzn.ac.za/Staff/ProfMershenPillay.aspx