2019 Neuro Connect Summit – Dysphagia and Speech Therapy
HILTON GARDEN INN GAITHERSBURG - ROCKVILLE, MD
MAY 4-6, 2019
The 2019 NCSummit was made possible by the 2019 Neuro Connect Alliance partners: Bobby Jones CSF, Dysautonomia Support Network and The Ehlers-Danlos Society. This weekend full of education, awareness and advocacy included educational lectures and workshops. The weekend ended with a march to Capitol Hill. Patients and family members had meetings with their representatives to fight for issues that matter most to those with Chiari, dysautonomia, EDS, syringomyelia and related disorders.
, speech therapist at Johns Hopkins
, describes in excellent detail how speech and swallowing issues (sometimes called dysphagia) are identified and treated in patients with certain neurological disorders, including Chiari malformation
. If you have been experiencing any issues with swallowing or speaking and you just aren't sure if it is clinically relevant, this is a must watch.
Ms. Wilson describes the different diagnostic imaging to get, which diagnostic tests work best. And, importantly, she describes which patients may need to consider speech therapy as a treatment option and when.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Neuro Connect Summit held in Rockville, Maryland as part of a full weekend of education, awareness and advocacy. (2019)
Thank you to the 2019 Neuro Connect Alliance partners for making this education and advocacy weekend a reality: Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation
, Dysautonomia Support Network
and The Ehlers-Danlos Society
Learn more about the 2019 Neuro Connect Summit and Neuro Connect Alliance at neuroconnectsummit.org