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Esophageal Dysphagia: What the SLP Needs to Know

Presented by: Julie A. Huffman, MA, CCC-SLP

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After this webinar, you will be able to...

  • The participant will be able to describe the role of the SLP in esophageal dysphagia.
  • The participant will be able to list clinical symptoms and history consistent with esophageal dysphagia.
  • The participant will be able to describe when to make a referral for additional testing or to the gastroenterologist (GI) as appropriate.


Julie A. Huffman, MA, CCC-SLP

Julie Huffman is a speech-language pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She has 23 years experience in dysphagia evaluation and treatment in a variety of settings. She currently serves as Preceptor for Speech-Language Pathology services at her hospital with a staff of 30 SLPs. She has had a special interest in esophageal disorders as they affect oropharyngeal swallowing for the last 16+ years. She has been instrumental in devising new protocols to include consideration of the esophagus for both FEES and MBS studies throughout the continuum of care in her hospital system. She has been teaching on the subject for over 12 years. She also teaches FEES. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.  

Disclosure Statements:  

  • Financial— Receives a fee for presenting this information.
  • Financial - Receives a payment as the owner and sole operator of Julie A. Huffman
  • Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  


  • 0-5 Minutes: Introduction
  • 5-10 Minutes: The SLP's role in esophageal dysphagia
  • 10-15 Minutes: Relationship between oropharynx and esophagus
  • 15-30 Minutes: Chart review, history, clinical symptoms
  • 35-45 Minutes: Disorder of the esophagus-overview 
  • 45-55 Minutes: Tests for esophageal function, making informed referrals 
  • 55-60 Minutes: Summary and Q&A  

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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).


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