Caring For Caregivers Discussion with Researchers & Clinicians

By: Karen Sheffler

June 18, 2020

Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (on behalf of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) hosted a live discussion for June’s Dysphagia Awareness Month. AB-SSD’s focused on caring for caregivers. Go to @BCSSwallowing on Facebook for the recording (June 18th, 2020). Listen to Dr. Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, PhD, CCC-SLP, SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO & Dr. Samantha Shune, PhD, CCC-SLP who researched caregiver burden when a loved one has difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). Listen for tips for what clinicians can do to reduce caregiver burden.

Make sure you scroll down on @BCSSwallowing to April 24, 2020 to see the Facebook Live Event with Dr Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S on Telehealth recommendations for dysphagia evaluation and management. See also May 2022 for Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris’ discussion of the importance of SLPs having their advanced certification as board certified specialists in swallowing. (Find a BCS-S swallowing specialist here).