SAC Webcast: Dysphagia Interventions for People with Head and Neck Cancer (2020)

Presenter: 
Rosemary Martino, MA, Reg. SLP (CASLPO), MSc, PhD
Category: 
Speech-Language Pathology
SAC Event: 
CEE Credits: 
1.00
CEE Eligible: 
Yes
Price: 
Free
PD Hub Category: 
Webcasts

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This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEE.
 

Presented by Rosemary Martino, MA, Reg. SLP (CASLPO), MSc, PhD

Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

This session pertains to: Adult (18-64), Seniors (65+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Dysphagia is a common and potentially life-threatening chronic toxicity of radiotherapy (RT) for people with head and neck cancer (HNC). Swallowing therapy is commonly provided to lessen risk or severity of dysphagia, but best practice is not established. Despite the uncertainty in the literature, speech-language pathologists need to make decisions about when to prescribe interventions and what intervention is the most appropriate.

This talk will review the current evidence regarding the benefit of behavioural swallowing therapy for patients with HNC and review current international efforts to address this treatment dilemma.

 

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