Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Swallowing to Live

Surface Electromyography Making Progress in Dysphagia Rehabilitation Dr. Catriona Steele, Senior Scientist and Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, was the invited presenter to the SLP (Speech Language Pathology) group at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on October 22, 2009. Dr. Steele demonstrated the latest techniques and EMG technology that she uses. Dr. Steele is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Over the past 6 years she has received particular recognition for her research on tongue movements in swallowing and has developed a reputation as an expert on the use of texture modifications as an intervention for dysphagia. Dr. Steele is known across Canada and internationally as an outspoken advocate of evidence-based practice by speech-language pathologists. Dr. Steele currently serves as Coordinator of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's Special Interest Division 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders). She is Past President of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and a past board member of the Dysphagia Research Society. To learn more about this topic, visit the BFE Library and download Dr. Steele's latest methodology:

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