SLPs are increasingly involved in the care of patients with head and neck cancer. While preventative dysphagia services are accepted as standard of care, many clinicians don't have the background in this population to determine how to best evaluate and treat patients prior to radiation. This webinar covers what clinicians need to know to provide prehabilitative care—from justification to assessment to treatment to working within the multidisciplinary cancer care team.
You will be able to:
- Discuss the need for prehabilitative care with others on the cancer care team
- Create assessment flow sheets to be used prior to radiation
- Design patient education materials to be used prior to radiation
- Justification for prehabilitation
- Establishing the prehabilitation clinic
- Baseline assessment
- Prehabilitative treatment
Heather Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP,
BCS-S, is a clinical Associate
Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at
Stanford University and the Director of Head and Neck Speech and Swallowing
Rehabilitation at the Stanford Cancer Center. She is a board-certified
specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and specializes in clinical
care and research involving functional outcomes following head and neck cancer.
She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Liverpool.
- Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
- SBIR grant funding for HNC Virtual Coach
about what you
learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
you must complete and submit the learning assessment by December 16, 2027.
History and CE
webinar date: December 14, 2022
End date: December 16, 2027
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).