Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Geriatrics Expert Witness, Speech-Language Pathology Expert Witness
swallowing, swallowing disorders, dysphagia, oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, oropharyngeal dysphagia, vocal cords, vocal folds, larynx, aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, aspiration precautions, safety, strategies, choke, choking, asphyxiation, hypoxia, anoxia, stroke, dementia, neurological, paralysis
I am a medical Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). I achieved this specialty certification in 2012. I have been a certified, licensed and practicing SLP since 1996. I have been licensed in Massachusetts since 1998. I have worked with the adult and geriatric populations, specializing in dysphagia evaluation and management in long-term care, rehabilitation centers, and acute care with inpatients and outpatients.
I am a 6-time award winner of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in recognition of excellence in continued professional study.
I am the founder of www.SwallowStudy.com: Dysphagia Resource for Professionals and People with Difficulty Swallowing. I provide dysphagia expert consulting to companies and organizations through social media marketing, writings, webinars, live seminars, research and development departments, and advisory boards. In addition to my writings and resources on my website, ...
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