The Graduate Dysphagia Course: Opening the Door to New Frontiers A graduate-level course in dysphagia is an integral part of the graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology. There are many challenges to meeting the needs of current graduate student clinicians, thus requiring the instructor to explore alternatives. These challenges, suggested paradigm shifts, and potential available solutions are explored. Current trends, lack ... Article
Article  |   August 12, 2016
The Graduate Dysphagia Course: Opening the Door to New Frontiers
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Karen A. Ball
    Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders, CUNY Queens College, Queens, NY
  • Luis F. Riquelme
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
    Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Part 3
Article   |   August 12, 2016
The Graduate Dysphagia Course: Opening the Door to New Frontiers
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2016, Vol. 1, 104-112. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG13.104
History: Received December 7, 2015 , Revised March 31, 2016 , Accepted April 2, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2016, Vol. 1, 104-112. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG13.104
History: Received December 7, 2015; Revised March 31, 2016; Accepted April 2, 2016

A graduate-level course in dysphagia is an integral part of the graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology. There are many challenges to meeting the needs of current graduate student clinicians, thus requiring the instructor to explore alternatives. These challenges, suggested paradigm shifts, and potential available solutions are explored. Current trends, lack of evidence for current methods, and the variety of approaches to teaching the dysphagia course are presented.

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