ISHA 2023 Virtual Educational Series: Neurologic Diseases Session
SLP’s Role in Assessment of Patients with Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases
Presented by: Abby Bowman, M.S. CCC-SLP
Abby Bowman is a speech-language pathologist currently practicing in the acute care setting within a large, level I trauma academic medical center. Abby Bowman’s primary clinical interests lie in the areas of adult dysphagia evaluation and management of medically complex patients. Additionally, she has interest in treating patients with acquired neurogenic speech, language, and cognitive-communication disorders. She obtained an MS in Speech Language & Learning from Northwestern University and a BS in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Miami University (Ohio).
Session length: One hour
Activity Description: This presentation discussed the SLPs role in assessment and management of patients with various autoimmune neurologic disease, including Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis, with emphasis on motor speech and swallowing impairments seen in the acute care setting.
- 0-10 minutes: Introduction to topic and review of the Nervous System and Autoimmune Disorders
- 10-30 minutes: Myasthenia Gravis – epidemiology, diagnostic process + medical treatment, clinical considerations for the SLP
- 30-40 minutes: Guillain Barre syndrome – epidemiology, diagnostic process + medical treatment, clinical considerations for the SLP
- 40-50 minutes: Multiple Sclerosis – epidemiology, diagnostic process + medical treatment, clinical considerations for the SLP
- 50-60 minutes: Overview of clinical considerations in acute care for autoimmune neurologic disorders
Learning Objectives: After attending the presentation, participants will be able to
- Describe the etiology, diagnostic process, and common medical interventions associated with a variety of neurologic autoimmune diseases, including Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis.
- Describe potential speech and swallowing impairments expected in patients with these neurologic autoimmune diseases.
- Describe clinical considerations for dysphagia assessment, treatment, and management for these patients in the acute care setting.
- Financial: Abby Bowman does not have a relevant financial relationship to disclose.
- Nonfinancial: Abby Bowman does not have a relevant financial relationship to disclose.
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