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Dysphagia Committee ( Members )

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