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When to Choose Videofluoroscopy


This module features case scenarios that will be used to help explore some of the factors that clinicians need to consider when deciding whether or not to order videofluoroscopy. At the end of this module, the clinician learner will be able to:

  1. Identify reasons for sending a patient to videofluoroscopy
  2. Identify situations where a videofluoroscopy is not the best approach to evaluating a patient’s swallowing
  3. Be able to identify alternatives to a videofluoroscopy when it is difficult to access or not suitable for evaluating a patient’s swallowing
  4. Identify the relative priority of cases for videofluoroscopy

About Instructor

Melanie is a speech language pathologist and a proud member of Dr Catriona Steele’s Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab team at the KITE Research Institute of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Melanie is also professional singer and she holds degrees in jazz voice, vocal music and drama education, and speech language pathology. In addition to her work in the Steele Swallowing Lab, Melanie she runs a private practice focused on voice therapy and assessment in Toronto and she is very active as a volunteer on committees and boards for several professional associations. Melanie is invested in staying on top of current trends in both research and therapeutic interventions in her areas of practice. She holds an Adjunct Lecturer position in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and is often called upon to present to colleagues around the globe.

Melanie Tapson

BFA BEd MSc SLP (C) CCC-SLP Reg CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist