Self-Study: Reflux Complications in Voice & Swallowing:
Understanding the Impact on Children & Adults
Available May 1-31
This course will address voice, feeding and swallowing difficulties within the context of reflux disease complications. Challenges in diagnosis and treatment from infants though geriatrics will be discussed.
Presenters: Dr. Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D, BCS-S, President and Owner Community Care Partners Inc
Dr. Raquel Garcia, SLP-D, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S, Speech-Language Pathologist, Memorial Regional Hospital
Dr. Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D, BCS-S is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders from the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Blicker received his Clinical Doctoral Degree from Nova Southeastern University. He was trained in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) by Dr. Jonathan Aviv, the otolaryngologist who developed the FEESST exam. Dr. Blicker has conducted research using the FEESST exam. He has conducted continuing education courses for the past 10 years, both live and in web-based formats. Dr. Blicker is currently an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University (NY) & also at Adelphi University (NY). He is the President and Owner of Community Care Partners, Inc.
Dr. Raquel Garcia, SLP-D, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S is a trained craniofacial speech-language pathologist who is a core member of the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Craniofacial team. She works in the acute care setting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She graduated with her M.S. in communication disorders from Nova Southeastern University and her doctorate of speech-language pathology from Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include upper airway disorders, infant feeding, neonatal care, and dysphagia.
Dr. Raquel Garcia SLP-D, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S
- Financial: Raquel receives salaries from Memorial Regional hospital , Nova Southeastern University and the University of Colorado. She is receiving an honorarium for presenting at this workshop from MSHA.
- Non-financial: Raquel is a member of ASHA, the Dysphagia Research Society , the National Association of Neonatal Therapists and the American Cleft Palate Association.
Dr. Eric Blicker CCC-SLP-D, BCS-S
- Financial: Eric is owner of Community Care Partners Inc. He receives a salary as an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University and at Adelphi University. He is receiving an honorarium for presenting at this workshop from MSHA.
- Non-financial: Eric is a member of ASHA and the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
1. Review normal anatomy and physiology in infants and pediatrics
2. Differentiate and define dysphagia from a pediatric feeding disorder (PFD)
3. Based on this continuing education course, participants will be able to identify 3 common laryngopharyngeal manifestations of acid reflux disease in adult and geriatric patients
4. Based on this continuing education course, participants will be able to describe the mechanism for throat related symptoms of reflux disease in adult and geriatric patients
- 5 Minutes: Participant instructions for asking questions, credit for participants
- 5 Minutes: Speaker introductions, lead into Pediatric portion
- 10 Minutes: Review normal anatomy & physiology in infants and pediatrics
- 10 Minutes: Differentiate & define dysphagia from a pediatric feeding disorder (PFD)
- 10 Minutes: Review common pediatric medical diagnoses, genetic anomalies & syndromes that co-occur with feeding & swallowing difficulties
- 15 Minutes Identify reflux complications that impact feeding/swallowing development
- 10 Minutes: Pediatric Q&A, lead into Adult portion
- 20 Minutes: Identify laryngopharyngeal manifestation of reflux disease in adults and geriatric patients
- 20 Minutes: Discuss the mechanisms and management of throat-related symptoms of reflux disease in adult and geriatric patients
- 10 Minutes: Adults Q&A
- 5 Minutes: Evaluation
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