NEW Dysphgia Course for Therapists

We are excited to introduce a new member to our faculty, Aliaa Khidr, who will be presenting a new course for professionals involved in assessment and management of adults with swallowing disorders. These include Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Dietitians, Social Workers and Physicians

Adult Dysphagia: Treatment and Clinical Decisions in Complex Patients 

This course focuses on providing a solid base for clinical decision making in dysphagia management.  Techniques that facilitate interpretation and communication of swallowing findings will be discussed.   Therapy strategies such as E-Stim will be presented using evidence base guidelines.  The course will focus on adult swallowing disorders with special emphasis on Issues influencing management such as medications and speaking valves; esophageal swallowing disorders; tackling nutrition and hydration issues at the end of life and the role of the SLP on the Palliative Care Team. 

October 24-25, 2015 – New Brunswick, NJ

Aliaa Khidr MD, PhD, CCC/SLP is an internationally renowned clinician and teacher.  She received her medical degree from University of Ain Shams in Cairo Egypt and her PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison and Ain Shams University.  Dr. Khidr received her Clinical Certificate in Speech Language pathology from the United States in 1998.  She served as a faculty member of the Otolaryngology department in Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt, the Otolaryngology department of University of Virginia as well as the Human services department in Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.  Dr. Khidr focuses on teaching, patient care and research in adult voice and swallowing disorders.  She presented her research in multiple international and national talks, workshops, journal publications and invited book chapters.  Her scholarly work is published in journals such as Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Laryngoscope, Phonoscope, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology as well as Journal of Voice.  Dr. Khidr was a member of the medical team that developed and validated the widely used “Quality-of-Life Instrument for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.”