The Swallowing Training and Education Portal (STEP) is an all-in-one online learning solution for swallowing and swallowing disorders.
The Swallowing Training and Education Portal (STEP) is an all-in-one online learning solution for swallowing and swallowing disorders. Created by swallowing scientist Dr. Ianessa Humbert and medical speech-language pathologist Rinki Varindani Desai, STEP’s mission is to make evidence-based swallowing training and education affordable and accessible to all. STEP offers 75+ hours of low-cost, high-quality, engaging coursework as part of a monthly MEMBERSHIP plan, offering in-depth training on normal swallowing, swallow assessment and treatment, and professional issues in dysphagia management. STEP also offers the Swallowing Physiology MASTERCLASS Videofluoroscopic Interpretation of Physiology (VIP) training with Dr. Humbert, for those looking to learn more about swallow timing measures and Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) interpretation. STEP fosters critical thinking in dysphagia management. It encourages students and clinicians to learn at their own pace, build their knowledge base, and advance their skills at any stage – from the basics to the clinics.