Dysphagia Therapy, Featured clinicians, Singapore, Swallowing Problem, Teaching, Uncategorized

Workshop on ‘Best Practices in the Management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia’

Dear all,

JurongHealth Speech Therapy department will be organising a 2 day workshop next year entitled ‘Best Practices in the Management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia’. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Catriona Steele and will be held on 20 – 21 May, 2016 at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore.



About the speaker:

Dr. Catriona M. Steele is a clinician scientist working in the area of swallowing and swallowing disorders. She has a background as a medical speech-language pathologist, and is Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network. Dr. Steele is a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto and is in demand as a teacher and workshop instructor around the world. Dr. Steele holds research funding from the National Institutes of Health (USA) and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.


Brief outline of workshop

> Best Practices in the Identification and Assessment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

–   Sensitivity and specificity of different dysphagia screening tools

–   Purpose, protocols and important technical considerations of videofluoroscopy

– Using information from research to quantify observations during a clinical bedside swallowing assessment

> Management and Rehabilitation of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

–  Evidence behind texture modification and postural approaches

–  Direct and indirect swallowing/exercise approaches including the use of IOPI and sEMG biofeedback

–  Other approaches in the literature: respiratory interventions, electrical stimulation, vibratory stimulation


Estimated cost:  $400 – $500 per participant for the full workshop.



Registration Correspondent: Ms Wong Wan Xin

Wong Wan Xin| Speech Therapist, Rehabilitation | Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital | Jurong Health Services
1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606 | T: (65) 67161674 | E: Wan_Xin_Wong@juronghealth.com.sg

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