Deglutition talk with Ianessa A. Humbert and Alicia K. Vose
Motor Learning: Swallow Neurophysiology Series
Motor Learning: Swallow Neurophysiology Series by Down the Hatch - The Swallowing Podcast
Are there foundational principles that ALL SLPs should know about cranial nerve testing? Are we are checking off a list of nerves we've probed or are we tying behaviors we see back to function? What about relevance to the central nervous system? Dr. Kendrea Garand joins hosts Ianessa Humbert and Alicia Vose in a discussion about how to conduct and interpret cranial nerves among SLPs.
96.3% of Speech Language Pathologist self-identify as female. In this episode of Down the Hatch Podcast, we are joined by 4 male SLPs to discuss the female dominance of our profession. Our guests Ryan Bransky, Rick McAdoo, Dan Weinstein, and Anthony Avitabile engage in a deep, tangential discussion (trigger warning: strong language at times). But rest assured that our conversation eventually touches on many points that, at some point, you all may have considered. Does it matter that we are so heavily female dominated? Would patients be served better with more male SLPs? Would we earn more money, more respect with more male colleagues? Listen to our opinions and, please, share yours!
Swallowing Sensation and Perception
Sensation is largely overlooked in swallowing science and clinical practice. Why? It's difficult to test and to interpret! In this episode of Down the Hatch (The Swallowing Podcast), special guest Rachel Mulheren, Ph.D., discusses sensation as it relates to swallowing. How are sensation and perception different? How do we use cranial nerve sensory testing to make clinical decisions about swallowing behavior? Can we learn about sensation during videofluoroscopic studies? Although swallowing sensation is poorly understood, we attempt to address these questions and more in this discussion.
Experience Dependent Plasticity in Dysphagia Management
Do you decide which patients will have swallowing therapy or modified diets? Are you aware of your role in modifying Experience Dependent Plasticity as a clinician managing swallowing impairments? In this episode of Down the Hatch (Swallowing Podcast), co-hosts Ianessa Humbert and Alicia Vose continue the Swallowing Neurophysiology Series and discuss Experience Dependent Plasticity in dysphagia management with Dr. Phoebe Macrae. Access the full text manuscript about EDP in Dysphagia Management here (authors Macrae and Humbert 2013): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40141-013-0025-y
Swallowing Neural Control: 101
Back by popular demand, Down the Hatch’s Swallowing Physiology Series is now focused on neural control! In our Swallowing NEUROPhysiology Series, hosts Drs. Ianessa Humbert and Alicia Vose focus on concepts related to the central nervous system, not just because it controls swallowing, but also because it is among the most poorly understood and highly requested topics among those who aim to learn more about swallowing. In this installment, we move beyond the peripheral nervous system (cranial nerves) and introduce concepts that include cranial nerve nuclei and central pattern generators within the brainstem that are essential to swallowing.
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This podcast is wonderful - should be compulsory for every clinician working in dysphagia! It asks important questions and challenges Speech Pathologists to really think critically about dysphagia. It has opened my eyes and encourages me to be brave about speaking up for evidence based practice.
Great critical thinking but...
Excellent at questioning why people do what they do with dysphagia, and pointing out logical flaws and gaps in the evidence.
But, they leave a vacuum as to what *should* be done instead. In other words, prepare to learn what NOT to do but don't expect practical advice on what TO do.
They also have a tendency to speak over each other and even their guests.