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Learning Outcomes and Course Description

This course reviews the difference between tracheostomies and laryngectomies and the SLPs' role in patient management. This course also reviews the external resources for acquiring deeper knowledge of complex airway management.

1. Describe the differences between tracheostomies and laryngectomies

2. Explain the SLPs' role in management of patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies

3. Recognize external resources for acquiring deeper knowledge of complex airway management



About the Speakers

SLP/BCBA; SLP

Kate Grandbois (she/her) & Amy Wonkka (she/her

Kate and Amy are co-founders of SLP Nerdcast. Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA who works primarily as an "AAC Specialist." She owns a private practice with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, augmentative alternative communication intervention and assessment, and consultation. Amy is an SLP who also works as an "AAC Specialist" in a public school setting. Amy's primary interests are AAC, typical language development, motor speech, phonology, data collection, collaboration, coaching, and communication partner training and support.

Lindsay Griffin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lindsay is a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She holds a M.S. from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. from James Madison University. Her clinical and research interests include the neural mechanisms of normal and disordered swallowing in adults. She presents her research nationally and has worked across the continuum of care, including acute care, long-term acute care, skilled nursing, and outpatient rehabilitation.

Speaker Disclosures

Lindsay Griffin financial disclosures: Lindsay is an Assistant Professor at Emerson College. Lindsay Griffin non-financial disclosures: Lindsay is a member of ASHA, SIG 13 and the Dysphagia Research Society.

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast.
Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG. 

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast.
Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.



Time Ordered Agenda

15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

15 minutes:  Review of the differences between tracheostomies and laryngectomies

15 minutes:  Review of the SLPs' role in management of patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies

10 minutes:  Review of external resources for acquiring deeper knowledge of complex airway management

5 minutes: Summary and Closing






Disclaimer

The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. SLP Nerdcast, its hosts and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during our episodes unless otherwise stated. We are NOT PhDs, but we do research our material. We do our best to provide a thorough review and fair representation of each topic that we tackle. That being said, it is always likely that there is an article we’ve missed, or another perspective that isn’t shared. If you have something to add to the conversation, please email us! Wed love to hear from you!