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Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia (COVID-19)?

Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia (COVID-19)?

Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia? By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com I have a secret! I have been wanting to write a definitive blog about post-extubation dysphagia for years. However, I have shied away from it, as there have been no... Read More
They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams & Teamwork

They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams & Teamwork

They Just Won’t Eat: Instrumental Exams Allow for Person-Centered Evaluations, Education & Counseling By Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, VP at SDX Dysphagia Experts in collaboration with Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Looking back at my... Read More
3D Printed Pharmaceuticals Summit

3D Printed Pharmaceuticals Summit

Karen presented at the first ever 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals Summit on November 8, 2018 in Livingston, NJ. She was invited to be on a panel titled: 3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals and Biologics to Address Unmet Medical Needs. The conference was sponsored by the Center... Read More
Online Dysphagia Seminars at Summit Education

Online Dysphagia Seminars at Summit Education

Karen provided live one-day seminars on dysphagia for Summit Professional Education in New Jersey, Minnesota, and New York in 2018. The course is now available online at Summit Professional Education. Course title: What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Dysphagia:... Read More
Free IDDSI Webinars

Free IDDSI Webinars

Karen’s IDDSI Presentations: 1. BeckyDorner.com, providing the following 2 FREE webinars, brought to you by Hormel Health Labs. Learn more about IDDSI by listening to both of the webinars at: https://www.beckydorner.com/hormelhealthlabs/ Webinar 1: The... Read More
A True IDDSI Champion

A True IDDSI Champion

Karen is an IDDSI Champion and has been writing blogs and lecturing about IDDSI to raise awareness since 2014. Karen is pictured here again with Peter Lam, RD, CFE, Co-Chair of IDDSI (Note: Peter’s co-chair is Dr Julie Cichero, BA, BSpThy(Hons), PhD, who is a... Read More